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Pressed Cane alignment
Wed May 29, 2019 12:45pm

I am placing Pressed Cane(machine cane) into a number of rectangular panels which will be inserted into cabinets and doors. The customer wants the cane to align PERFECTLY along the boarders. All of the panels need to look identical.

Does anyone have any tricks to get the cane lined up so it won’t shift when it is being pressed into the groove.

I would appreciate any help. Thanks.

Jay Hirsch
Austin Chair Repair

    • Re: Pressed Cane alignment ABQLaurie, Fri May 31 11:53pm
      Lots of good advice here on how to ... Cathryn suggested -among other things - that you line up the panels. Doing that will also help you see (and document in pix if needed) how “exactly perfectly... more
    • Re: Pressed Cane alignment The Wicker Woman®--Cathryn Peter, Fri May 31 8:31am
      What pattern of sheet cane are you using? I'm asking because some are easier to apply than others. I would suggest doing the tops and bottoms first, making sure they are exact, then do the sides.... more
      • Pressed Cane Alignment Lasilla, Sat Jun 1 5:14am
        I have been experimenting with different methods and have found that securing the corners first has really helped me get a better alignment.
    • Pressed Cane Alignment The Seat DoKtor, Dick Knotts, Thu May 30 10:18am
      PATIENCE!No secrets
      • Keeping can aligned dhumph202, Thu May 30 3:54pm
        I had to a large sofa back once and it drove me nuts it was just about 80” or so. I don’t know if it’s possible for you , but I stapled it in place first.. And then I glued in the spline. So at this... more
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