Good Day, All,
I have a set of dining room chairs I inherited from my parents. They
are in need of refinishing, reupholstering, and there is a sort of
mesh, almost wicker that constitutes the back of the chair that also
needs to be replaced. I'm looking for someone to do this work or
enable me to at least find replacement mesh. Would anyone 1) know
more precisely what this mesh is called and 2) where might I find
Thanks much for the assistance!
You can find lots of info on the net about re-caning chairs.
A long time ago I had a project as a teen to recane a rocking
chair seat - took about a month of casual time, but well worth
Now Woodcraft (I suspect many others as well) sell pre-woven
cane, but it gets more tricky, I suppose, having to tie off each
individual hole - if using a long strip & actually doing the weaving,
you only need to tie off ends that remain, which are much fewer,
since you just loop from hole to hole on the "backside" of the
"loom"... But, of course, you spend orders of magnitude more
time doing the actual weaving. Look carefully at the piece you
have if it's not too late - check how the "backside" is finished.
Most important point - SOAK THE CANE WELL before trying
to use it. Otherwise it will break just where you don't want it to,
and the prewoven stuff is not inexpensive. Soaking will limber it
up to allow making the 90 degree bends you will need at each
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