Making Chair Seats from Cane, Rush and Other Natural Materials
An attractive chair seat, skillfully woven by hand from natural fibers, can do more than merely enhance interior décor. It can also be a source of pride for its creator. Now, with this guidebook written by one of the field's best-known experts — a distinguished faculty member of the New York State College of Human Ecology — do-it-yourselfers can master the fine art of weaving and fabricating chair seats.
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Ruth B. Comstock was a Cornell university professor who wrote Cornell Bulletins on many useful home "do it yourself projects" most types of seats covered in this book (which is just a collection of her bulletins) are adequate and you can learn enough to weave a fine chair seat, however she was never a professional chair caner and her directions for a cane bottom chair are incorrect. While it is possible to cane a seat with this book your final product will be less then perfect- unprofessional. Sadly the majority of chairs you see today have these mistakes as a result of Ruth's book. Do yourself a favor and buy the caning book by Jim Widess
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This is an excellant book. It is detailed and explains in ways the novice or beginner like myself can understand. Highly recommend!!! Read full review