Three chair caning design samples

Here are some chair caning samples that I did a while ago that I think you’ll enjoy seeing.

This first cane chair seat is a wide binding cane seat on an unmarked hickory frame rustic rocker. I think it’s either an Old Hickory rocker or

rustic hickory rocker
Unmarked rustic hickory rocker with binder cane seat

It could be Old Hickory or the Indiana Chair Company or a copy from another chair manufacturer. But to be absolutely certain, we’d need to see the manufacturer’s label, but nevertheless isn’t she a beauty?

rustic hickory rocker
Back rustic hickory rocker with wide binding cane seat

Here’s a closeup of the herringbone twill seat in 6MM wide binding cane.

binder cane rustic chair seat
Wide binding cane seat on rustic chair.

Then I also did a spline cane desk chair which uses pre-woven cane webbing and a hole-to-hole strand cane dining room chair seat.

cane webbing and strand cane seats
Spline cane or cane webbing on the left, hand caning or hole-to-hole on the right.

Can you spot the difference between these two types of cane chair seat weaving? The pre-woven cane webbing, which is made on a large loom is on the left and the traditional strand or hand chair caning is on the right.

2 thoughts on “Three chair caning design samples”

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      Victoria it really depends on what kind of chair frame you have and what materials you need/want to apply to that frame. If you have a post-and-rail chair frame with a trapezoid seat (wider in the front than in the back), a simple 3×3 twill using 1/2″ flat reed would be the best to start out with. Then you can move on to the more complicated paper rush patterns, and even checkerboard seagrass on the post-and-rail frames. And if you have the type of cane chair with the groove around the top of the seat, the only type of weaving that can and should be used in that one is sheet cane or cane webbing. If you have the holes drilled through the frame of the chair seat, then the 7-step method of hand-caning would be the simplest pattern. Hope that answers your question. Have fun trying out the different patterns and weaving materials, the sky is the limit!

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