The Complete Guide to Chair Caning: Restoring Cane, Rush, Splint, Wicker, & Rattan Furniture

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Lark Books, Jan 28, 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 127 pages
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Jim Widess, co-author of the best selling Caner's Handbook, owner of The Caning Shop, and one of the field's top authorities, presents crafters with five amazingly detailed chairmaking projects they'll treasure for years to come. Best of all, with the help of a thorough basics chapter, reader-friendly instructions, and a plethora of illuminating color photographs, even beginners can complete every beautiful item. Find out how to use machine-made caning to restore an old chair, or create an entirely new one by hand. Fashion a durable and comfortable rush seat, using fiber that's twisted into long strands, or create a traditional splint-caned porch rocker. There's invaluable information on the different types of available cane, various woven patterns, and interesting rattan wraps.

 

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The complete Guide to Chair Caning

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If you are thinking of taking a class or learning by yourself. You can follow the steps and cane your chair like an expert. . All the information you need are in these pages. Read full review

The complete guide to chair caning: restoring cane, rush, splint, wicker, and rattan furniture

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This richly illustrated guide by caning shop owner Widess (Caner's Handbook ) explains many of the mysteries behind chair caning, a craft with a reputation for being somewhat difficult. Projects for ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
7
CHAPTER
14
CHAPTER
30
CHAPTER
58
Splint Weaving Techniques for DownHome Comfort
70
CHAPTER
86
CHAPTER
102
Epilogue
119
Index
125
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