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Chair Caning

Cane chairs are either pressed caned or hand caned. Pressed cane is prewoven and affixed to the chair, while "hand cane" is actually woven by hand by the restorer.

Restoring a hand woven chair is significantly more time-intensive, but the result is far more beautiful — and it maintains the value of the antique chair.

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How to Tell if Wood Furniture Is Worth Refinishing

 

Is that flea market find worth your time and elbow grease?

FROM: http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/make-and-decorate/decorating/how-to-tell-if-wood-furniture-is-worth-refinishing

When you find a piece of wood furniture that needs a little love, it’s really tempting to just fork over the cash and take it home as your next pet project. But wait, says woodworking expert Teri Masaschi, author of Foolproof Wood Finishing: For Those Who Love to Build & Hate to Finish. There are some things you need to consider first before you decide to refinish.

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