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Friday, April 9, 2010

Rory's Book Of The Week-The Caners Handbook

For those of you who want to try something new, you might want to give chair caning or rush seat weaving a shot.  There are alot of deals at garage sales and flea markets on old chairs that need new seats.  Repairing these old chairs has become somewhat of a lost art.  I get calls all the time from people who need them done. 

Whenever I have an issue with a seat that I have not run into before, this is the book I turn to.  I highly recommend it.  It is called The Caners Handbook and it is written by Bruce W. Miller and Jim Widess.  It has great pictures and step by step instructions.  There are also chapters on wicker repair, split oak, pressed cane and swedish cord.  It is a wealth of information if you are going to do seat repairs.

It is available in The Greentiques Solution Bookstore, or just click on Rory's Book Of The Week, located on the sidebar.

Repairing these old chairs is a great way to keep them out of landfills and make some money at the same time.  Give it a try!


1 comment:

Donatella said...

Thanks Rory!good to know!and just ck on that sidebar Rory's book of the week...thanks again for our lovely post my sister and I couldnt stop talking about how sweet that was of you...hope your having a great weekend~