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Re: cane in cabinet door
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:21pm
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Jim,
Thanks a bunch!! VERY informative!

I should have pointed out that this is a "new" door that has never had cane. I removed the center wooden panel of the door to make room for the cane webbing (used a utility knife to cut through the lip on the backside of the door to free the panel).

The picture of completed door is one that was made by the person who is no longer in business. I also now understand why he said that he never wanted to do any others like it. I really don't want to disassemble it :-)

The door frame wood (pine) at the inside edge of the rabbet is 3/8" thick, so I think the 1/4" staples will work.

I am a bit afraid of the door frame splitting. What is your opinion of stapling every other strand instead of every strand? (Note that there will be no pressure on the cane webbing).

Again, I cannot fully express how much I appreciate your assistance.

Thank you

  • cane in cabinet door JIm Widess, Sat Apr 28 12:19pm
    Hi Newbie, 1. Remove the wooden stops. 2. Remove the cane webbing. Study how it was applied. 3. Remove all staples on the rabbit 4. Soak the new cane in hot water for 10 minutes. DO NOT cut the cane... more
    • Re: cane in cabinet door Cathryn Peters, Sun Apr 29 7:48am
      Wonderful explanations of the steps Jim, thank you! Newbie, be sure to buy your caning supplies from Jim at The Caning Shop http://www.caning.com The Wicker Woman®--Cathryn Peters... more
    • Re: cane in cabinet door ereeder, Sat Apr 28 6:21pm
      • cane and cabinet doors JIm Widess, Mon Apr 30 12:32am
        Wire staples of the kind used by upholstery shops are very thin and shouldn't cause splitting. I always staple every strand - especially when using the radio net weave. If the air pressure is too... more
        • Re: cane and cabinet doors ereeder, Wed May 2 5:46pm
          Jim, A few last questions. What are the specs on the staples? Are they flat on top? The crown (width) of the staples is the big mystery to me. It looks like 3/8-inch is the most common crown size,... more
          • Re: cane and cabinet doors ereeder, Fri May 4 5:12pm
            I am now a successful caner (at least passable). I'll share what a TOTAL newbie learned, thanks to Jim @ caning.com First, I misunderstood Jim's directive to staple every strand. I thought that he... more
      • Re: cane in cabinet door Cathryn Peters, Sun Apr 29 7:50am
        Ereeder, Could you please introduce yourself to the group? What's your name and what state do you live in, for starters. Thanks! The Wicker Woman®--Cathryn Peters https://www.WickerWoman.com
        • Re: cane in cabinet door ereeder, Sun Apr 29 10:07am
          I'm Ed from California. Retired, somewhat handy, have zero knowledge of cane, and feel incredibly lucky to have found this incredible resource.
          • New to the source jwoods.enterprises, Mon Apr 30 6:27am
            Hello Ed, New to chair seating? Visit our web site www.seatweavwersguild.org. Search here to read past posts. A ton of information. Jim Widess and Frank’s Cane and Rush are both on your coast as well ... more
            • New to the source jwoods.enterprises, Mon Apr 30 6:29am
              Love typos That is Jill Woods The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.
          • Re: cane in cabinet door Cathryn Peters, Sun Apr 29 2:22pm
            Hi Ed, and welcome to the Chair Caning Forum! Please use a signature file after your posts, if only for your name and state, it helps all of us since we are spread out all over the country. The... more
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