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Traditional Seat Caning For the Vintage Chair

Course Overview

Bring your worn-out​ ​cane seat chair to class and learn the nearly lost art of traditional, seven-step method chair seat weaving commonly known as "hole-to-hole caning." During the course, you'll have ample time, instruction, and all the tools required to restore your vintage chair by weavingthe seatbackto its original condition. Whether a family heirloom chair or the one you picked up at the antique store that needs a little TLC, vintage chairs that need​ ​new seats are welcome in this course, tailored to your specific project.  Chairs must have predrilled holes around the perimeter oftheseat and be in good​ ​structural ​condition (not in need of re-gluing or refinishing). Each student must consult with the instructor ​immediately ​after registration t​o assess the chair's needs. If you don't have a chair to ​use​, a limited number are available for purchase from the instructor.


Fri, Oct 13th, 2017  –  Sun, Oct 15th, 2017

Course Details

Length: 4 days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Registration Cost: $255.00
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: Varies ($20-$40)


You will need the following tools for this class:

utility knife
tape measure
spray bottle
sturdy chair with cane removed and holes pre-drilled

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call the front office if you have not received it within 24 hours.