Repairing Woven Seat

Repairing Woven Seat

I would like to repair my rocking chair’s pre-woven caned seat, held in with a spline, and I would like to do the weaving myself. Any guidelines?

Pat Edwards:¬†You don’t weave it, but rather it replaces like window screen. Remove the spline, clean out the groove and replace with similar pre-woven cane and spline.

Michael Dresdner:¬†Chairs designed for hand woven cane have a series of holes around the perimeter of the seat. Those meant for pre-woven cane, as Pat described, will have a groove cut on the seat perimeter. You can’t usually switch from one to the other. The stresses are different, and the seats are designed accordingly.

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