Chair Caning Tips Video–Select the Right Size Cane

Just uploaded another Chair Caning Tip of the Day video on Youtube to help you with some of those questions you may have about caning a chair seat.

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This one was made quite a while ago after some discussion about this topic on our Seatweaving & Chair Caning Forum–The Chair Caner’s Community Hub™. If you want to find the discussion thread, do a Search there.


I first became aware of this “quick and dirty” technique of determining the correct gauge of cane to use, based on the number of drilled holes in a six inch span, from the English book Chair Seating-Techniques in Cane, Rush, Willow and Cords by Kay Johnson, Olivia Elton Barratt and Mary Butcher.

I hope you all enjoy these little Chair Caning Tips videos and for those of you that are wondering about the “rest of the story” concerning my Chair Caning by Hand, Part 1, the rest of the series will be coming soon!

I made this video series in 2010, but never got them posted to Youtube.  I thought all were lost when my computer crashed a couple years ago. But just recently I discovered all eight or so of them on a flash drive that I had forgotten about!

So after a bit of editing I will get them up, regardless of how horrible the lighting and audio are, just so I can satisfy all the viewers that have been making comments about WHEN I’m going to post the rest and finish the series!


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