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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." 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, tailored to your specific project. During the course, you'll have ample time, instruction, and all the tools required to restore your vintage chair by weaving the seat back to its original condition. Chairs must have predrilled holes around the perimeter of the seat 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.


Thu, Aug 22nd, 2019  –  Sun, Aug 25th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 4 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: N/A
Registration Cost: $340.00
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: Varies ($20-$40)

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • bucket/pail
  • towel
  • scissors
  • hammer
  • utility knife
  • pencil
  • tape measure
  • spray bottle
  • sturdy chair with pre-drilled holes and all cane removed

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.