Materials to Cane a Chair Seat

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Marvin Garner, of Resaca, Georgia, repairs the seat of a ladder back chair.

Learn about the needed materials to cane a chair seat.

Cane a chair seat — your hands do most of the work. Here are some items you will need for the project.

  • Tools
  • Utility Scissors
  • Ruler or Tape Measure
  • Pencil
  • Spring Clamp
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Magic Tool (a stiff piece of metal or plastic measuring about 1 inch x 4 inches)
  • Large Bucket (about 5 gallons)

Materials to Cane a Chair Seat

  • ½-inch Reed (approximately 130 feet)
  • ½-inch Masking Tape
  • Wax Coated String
  • Water