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SKU: 0CANEHB Caners Handbook, The - by Miller/Widess

Caners Handbook, The - by Miller/Widess
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  • SKU: 0CANEHB Caners Handbook, The - by Miller/Widess

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The latest edition of this time-tested illustrated guide shows you the secrets to turning what may look like junk chairs beyond repair into treasured, eye-catching pieces of woven furniture.

Authors Jim Widess and Bruce W. Miller explain restoration techniques that have been used for centuries, as well as new methods that make it especially easy to master this heritage craft for upcycling woven chairs.

• Learn techniques of traditional caning, rush, and splint as well as rare cane weaves.
• You'll find detailed, easy-to-follow instructions for repairing rattan, rawhide, and Danish-cord pieces and suggestions for prolonging the life of your woven furniture.
• Photographs of body and hand positions clearly demonstrate caning techniques. 
• Helpful charts provide information on how much fiber to buy, how to determine the sizes you need, and standard lengths and widths available.
• This is the only manual that covers the weaving of a traditional rawhide seat, a simple method of using Danish cord, how to weave in the Sunburst cane patterns and others, and how to solve the caning problems of oddly shaped rush seats.
• The new and updated version includes new images, expanded details, and a new appendix on the correct method for caning "short rows" in your chairs.

To save money, drastically reduce the time you spend on restoration, or open your eyes to the possible ways of extending the life of injured furniture, turn to The Caner's Handbook and learn the benefits and joys of this heritage craft. No experience necessary—just the desire and that broken chair.

Size: 8.5in x 11.0in  |  Pages: 144  |  350+ color and black-and-white photos and illustrations
Binding: Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780764367632

A descriptive guide with step-by-step  black & white photos for restoring hand and pre-woven (sheet) cane, rush, splint, Danish cord, rawhide, Shaker Tape and wicker furniture.

Includes a wonderful section on the history of materials and woven furniture as well as a through section on rattan and it's processing and how pre-woven cane is woven.

Cane - Full instructions and phtotos for the classic horseshoe shaped seat as well as curved rails, round seats, curved backs, the Spider Weave pattern, the Star of David or Snowflake pattern, blind caning (the holes do not go all the way through the wood), double caning, Rising Sun and Sun Ray patterns as well as weaving a floating wood medallion in the center of the back and splicing cane to repair just a section.
Also covers pre-woven cane repairs.

Rushwork - Full instructions and phtotos for fiber (paper) and natural rush, along with alternative shapes like a triangle and deep-seated seats and Windsor chairs. 

Splint - Full instructions and phtotos for working with wider flat materials such as flat reed, wide binding cane and hickory, oak and ash splints. Also includes full instructions and phtotos for working with cotton Shaker tape and weaving a rawhide seat.

Danish Cord &  Binder Cane - Full instructions and phtotos for weaving Danish Modern chairs with and without L shaped nails with Danish cord and binding cane, also includes binder cane on a wicker chair where the twill cane pattern wraps around the rails.

Wickerwork - Full instructions and phtotos for reweaving and repairing some classic wicker furniture and patterns, including the reed chain stitch.

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