Chair Caning and Seat Weaving: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-16

Chair Caning and Seat Weaving: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-16

Language: English

Pages: 32

ISBN: 0882661906

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

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rail in Figure 9. 11. Continue this threading until you reach the corner. The regular cane should be in the last hole before the corner hole. Take the regular cane across the corner underneath the seat and come up in the first after the corner hole on the front rail. See the right front corner of the chair seat in Figure 9. 12. Trim and thin the end of the binder cane and put it into the corner hole. 13. Take a new piece of binder cane, thin the end and put it into the same corner hole at

width of the groove. Tools 1. Hammer 2. Wood chisel slightly smaller than the width of the groove 3. Wooden wedge 4. Utility knife 5. Scissors or side cutters 6. Fine grit sand paper 7. White glue — Elmer’s or any water-soluble glue Procedure 1. Cut away the old cane. Remove the old spline by tapping lightly around its outside and inside edge with a chisel and hammer. Pry it out gently with the chisel. Be careful not to damage the seat. Sand away any remaining debris. This will

side rail. Trim the excess rush. 10. Start the process over again with the second half of new strand of rush. Add about five inches to every new strand and continue in the same manner until the inside of the marked areas are filled. 11. You are now ready to start the full pattern. This would be your starting point if you were doing a square or rectangular seat. Tack or tie one end of a coiled length of rush to the inside of the left-rail. Refer to Figure 16. 12. Take the coiled end of the rush

17. When you have finished the pattern, thread the end of the cord through some of the wraps and tack it in place. fig. 22 Patterns for seagrass and cord seats Splint Seating Splint seating is usually used on chairs with raised corners of early American design. During colonial times, splint was hand cut out of various hardwoods such as hickory, oak, or ash. Today several types of prepared splint are readily available, flat reed splint, oval reed splint, ash splint and a synthetic,

this, bend the splint. The right side will remain smooth, while the wrong side will splinter. Eliminate this step if you are using flat fibre splint. 3. Tack one end of the length of splint to the inside edge of the back rail. Allow about four inches to overlap the rail. See Figure 23. 4. Bring the free end under and over the left rail. Figure 23. 5. Bring the end across to and over and under the right rail, and then back under and over the left rail. See Figure 24. 6. Continue wrapping both

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