The Complete Guide to Chair Caning: Restoring Cane, Rush, Splint, Wicker & Rattan Furniture

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Jim Widess, co-author of the bestselling The Caner's Handbook and a top authority in the field, presents a caning guide that readers will treasure for years to come. With the help of his amazingly detailed instructions and illuminating color photographs, even novices can fix virtually any piece of cane or wicker furniture; at the same time, professionals or collectors will value the hundreds of expert, time-tested tips Widess has amassed during three decades of work. Each chapter features a color gallery ...
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Overview

Jim Widess, co-author of the bestselling The Caner's Handbook and a top authority in the field, presents a caning guide that readers will treasure for years to come. With the help of his amazingly detailed instructions and illuminating color photographs, even novices can fix virtually any piece of cane or wicker furniture; at the same time, professionals or collectors will value the hundreds of expert, time-tested tips Widess has amassed during three decades of work. Each chapter features a color gallery showcasing a variety of styles and techniques.
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This richly illustrated guide by caning shop owner Widess (Caner's Handbook) explains many of the mysteries behind chair caning, a craft with a reputation for being somewhat difficult. Projects for seat replacements, cabinet doors, and rattan wrapping of joints and handles are partnered with tips for adapting the instructions to whatever piece of furniture the user has in hand. Shortcuts using machine-woven cane are effectively explained. This book is certain to fill a demand in public libraries. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781454703846
  • Publisher: Lark Crafts
  • Publication date: 2/7/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 298,220
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Widess is the author of the bestselling The Caner's Handbook (Lark, 1983). He has co-authored several books, including The Complete Book of Gourd Craft (Lark, 1998) and Making Gourd Musical Instruments (Sterling, 1999). Jim is the owner of The Caning Shop (caning.com), a store and successful mail-order business that caters to gourd crafters, basket makers, and chair caners.
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