Marlous First Chair Caning Project
Sent: Sunday, February 23, 2003 10:23
To: Sharp, Wayne E
Subject: 1st Chair
Well here is my first chair I
have ever done. I have never done this ever, what an experience. Maybe you
can give me some pointers. I have one more to do.
I used narrow medium cane.
Thanks again for your web page. Marlous
Congratulations on the successful completion of your chair. It looks very nice.
The only tip I might suggest would be the border corners. I probably would have
“pegged” the corners, rather than rounding them. Your chair is more square, so
pegging works better & makes rounding more difficult. But some people don’t
like the looks of pegs, so maybe it’s personal preference.
Here is what the second one look like with the first one. If I would have
used a smaller cane would it have gone better? I thought about the edges but
didn't exactly know what to do. So next time I need to redo the edge I think
I will peg it. I didn't exactly know about the sides of the chair if I should
have gone back further with it or not. If they find more of these chairs I
will do them also but so far only the two.
Anyway I had a ball even if it isn't the greatest job. My fingers are still
sore but I loved it. The second one only took me two days, the first one took
longer. I also have a granddaughter I am raising and she is 2 1/2 so that
didn't help either. As far as putting them on the website that's up to you.
I know they are full of mistakes. But I did try. Thanks again for your
website I just loved it. It was alot of help to me.
These chairs had a seat nailed to them and I only found out that they were
weaved after I went to redo their finish.