Adding a Surface Finish

You can leave the cane unfinished, or you can apply a coat of shellac, lacquer or varnish as a protective coating. In some chairs you work on, you may find cane finished a darker color than natural. The replacement can also be a darker color; use a colored finishing material as a Final coat.

binding that you initially inserted in ihe left back hole and run it along the left side for a distance of aboul two holes. It should be located over the holes. Now slide the end of ihe binder that you have been running around the seat under the binder cane from the back, so that the two hinder pieces overlap. Cut the binder cane that runs from the back and that is on top, right over a hole. This will enable you to hide the cut end under the tie cane which comes through that hole. Continue the tying process along the left side until you have tied through the lasl hole. The binder is now finished. Tic off the tic cane.

STEP EIGHT: FINISHING THE WORK

The seal is now caned. Clean up the work

First, we filled the holes with wood filler We then gave the entire chair a coat of colored varnish in deep red mahogany.

To remove the old spline from the groove around the seat, dig through the old spline and get a small chisel or narrow screwdriver under it.

Now that old spline has been removed from this boudoir chair, and the chair has been refinished, it is ready to receive new prewoven cane.

Someone tacked or nailed a panel over the opening after the cane sea! broke. This created dozens of holes and nearly ruined the wood

APPLYING Machine-made

PREWOVEN CANE prewoven cane is SEAT OR BACK frequently used in modern furniture and you'll find that some pieces dating back 50 years or more have it. This boudoir chair had been in the family for over 60 years. In the past, someone had tacked a pad over the opening rather than replacing the cane. We removed the

Someone tacked or nailed a panel over the opening after the cane sea! broke. This created dozens of holes and nearly ruined the wood

First, we filled the holes with wood filler We then gave the entire chair a coat of colored varnish in deep red mahogany.

To remove the old spline from the groove around the seat, dig through the old spline and get a small chisel or narrow screwdriver under it.

pad. repaired the tack holes and refinished the chair before we installed the prewoven cane that the design required.

The only difference in appearance between the handwoven and machine-made cane is that the machine-made version has a more regular appearance, particularly near the edges. The installation, however, is totally different. Machine-made cane requires no weaving at all. It is laid in place and secured by a heavy-duty reed spline wedges into a groove around the outer edge of the seat or other caned area.

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