Chair caning student installing machine-woven cane webbing on a bench.

How to tell if your chair has machine woven cane:  Your chair will have a thin piece of wood between the cane and wooden seat frame. You will not see loops of cane underneath the seat, but a flat wooden bottom.

Installing a Pressed Cane Seat
Thursday, September 26, 2024


machine-cane-chair-suitable-for-classesRestore a pressed cane (aka machine cane) chair seat:

Class size: 1-5 people

Class Length: Approximately 5 hours depending on your chair. You may need more time and you are welcome to stay until 5pm.

After the Class: Your chair will have glue in the channel of the seat or back. It will need to sit still (preferably over night) so that the glue doesn’t run. For chair seats, if you can transport your chair upright in your car, you’ll be ok taking it home immediately. For chair backs, if you can transport your chair on its back, you will be ok taking it home immediately. It is best to let the chair sit overnight. 

Cost: Includes machine-woven cane, spline, five hours of instruction, and all tools and materials necessary to complete the a project. Some chair backs may have an additional $10 fee for a larger sheet of cane webbing.

BYOC: Bring your own chair or we can provide one for you for ~ $40-$50, depending on the chair and how much work we put into it before class.

IMPORTANT: Please read our Workshop FAQs.

Choosing a Chair for Pressed Caning Class

Additional information

Class Date(s)

Monday, February 12, 2024 (10AM-4PM), Thursday, March 21, 2024 (10AM-4PM)


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