Chair Caning Wedges–Tuesday Tip of the Day

TUESDAY TIP OF THE DAY–Tools for applying sheet cane webbing

Applying sheet cane webbing? Having problems getting the caning down into the grove? Try using some specially made wooden chair caning wedges to insert the cane webbing into the groove around the perimeter of the panel.

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Wooden chair caning wedges

Since the ends of the chair caning wedges are rather sharp and might cut the caning as you are pushing it into the groove, it’s best to trim those sharp edges.  Just draw a rounded edge with a pencil and take your sharp scissors and trim the edge.

Trim sharp edges of chair caning wedges

After cutting and rounding off the edge of the caning wedge, take a piece of sandpaper and smooth the edge or using a sanding sponge to round it off.

After cutting and rounding wedge, sand until smooth.

Push the cane webbing into groove using wooden wedge

And there you go, all done! Doesn’t this look great and using this Tuesday Tip of the Day on Chair Caning sure does help along the process!

Cane webbing inserted into backs of chairs.

That’s all for now, stay tuned for more of my Tuesday Chair Caning Tips of the Day!

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2 thoughts on “Chair Caning Wedges–Tuesday Tip of the Day”

  1. Thank you for sharing your tips. I’m just about to tackle my first chair seat. The back is woven, but somebody at sometime replaced the ‘cane seat …They’ve done this with webbing …old foam and fabric over the top! Kind of giving an upholstered ‘look! But not good, so I’m going to attempt my repair. Cane it is!

    1. Congratulations Shaz, on trying your first cane seat! Did you find holes drilled in the framework at all for hole-to-hole caning or was there a routed out groove around the top seat?

      If it was the cane webbing or sheet cane style, I have instructions to remove and replace cane webbing right here that you might find helpful. How to Remove Cane Webbing and How to Install Cane Webbing here.

      Good luck with your project, let me know how it all turns out! Hope this helps!

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