bentwood chair back
Tue Apr 4, 2017 12:03pm

Hi Ingrid,
We always blind cane the backs of these chairs. It's faster than dealing with putting the spline back and refinishing the back of the chair. Just be careful not to drill through the spline when you're clearing the holes.
Jim Widess

  • Re: Bentwood chair back - wood spline The Wicker Woman®--Cathryn, Tue Apr 4 8:25am
    Hi Ingrid, These types of chairs are really difficult to repair properly! The material in the back is the same wood that the chair is made from, not reed or anything else. Sometimes it's possible to... more
    • Bentwood chair back-wood spline Rhonda Voos-Association of Artis, Tue Apr 4 10:12pm
      I had never seen Tim Puro's post on removing the spline. Looks like a good technique. I have removed many splines. I have gotten better at it with practice. One tip I would add is to take a sharp... more
    • bentwood chair back JIm Widess, Tue Apr 4 12:03pm
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