Newbie Question about trapezoid chairs
Sat Jul 1, 2017 11:18pm

Hi All
Please forgive if this is a common question from newbies (I did search but could not find anything on this)

I have some old chairs to re-cane and have studied the 7 step method in written and video format. I think I can learn how to master the craft of cane weaving and have 5 chairs to practice on!

The chairs I have are trapezoidal - the back has 25 holes, the front has 37 holes and there are 26 holes down the sides.

Using the 7 step method - I assumed that the diagonals would go corner to corner but with this many holes difference between front, back and sides I don't see how that could happen.

My questions
1 - is the 7 step approach the correct way to work on these chairs?
2 - do I need to worry about the diagonals not going corner to corner or will this just work itself out.
3 - are there other questions I should be asking??

Many thanks in advance for any guidance

Living in Hong Kong. New to chair caning

    • Newbie question cjthk, Mon Jul 3 2:32am
      Catherine and Laurie Many thanks for your speedy responses to my question, much appreciated. I am now about half-way thru step 3 of the 7 step process on my first chair - so far not too taxing... I... more
    • Re: Newbie Question about trapezoid chairs ABQLaurie, Sun Jul 2 11:57pm
      Hi Chris Yes indeed, Cathryn's site is a treasure trove for us beginners. I've done some caning for the past 5 years. The simple answer is that chairs will - as you say - work themselves out. I was... more
    • Re: Newbie Question about trapezoid chairs The Wicker Woman®--Cathryn, Sun Jul 2 12:01am
      Hi Chris, You can go to my Chair Caning Instructions page and get all the answers to your questions. https://www.WickerWoman.com/chair-caning-instructions The Wicker Woman®--Cathryn Peters... more
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