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Re: Pressed Cane alignment
Fri May 31, 2019 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. What will be the most obvious, the side borders or the top and bottom borders? Focus on those first to make them perfect.

You can use a bit of spline to hold in place on the top after you've tamped it in a little, then move to the bottom and hold that in place with the spline piece, too as you tamp the cane into the channel groove. Then go back and finish at the top. Also cut the cane diagonally at the corners so you are not dealing with buckling or puckering around those corners.

If you can, lay the panels side by side so you can make sure they are all perfect as you work on each piece. If part starts to go out of line, lift it up a bit and redo. And always use the caning wedge so it goes from the outside of the channel to the inside so it doesn't accidentally cut the cane.

Apply the white or hide glue, cut the cane and put in the spline. Good luck and let us know how it goes!

The Wicker Woman®--Cathryn Peters

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