Today I had a beautiful Lincoln Rocker dropped off with a brand new seat that is falling apart.
My dad (who is now retired from caning) had done the seat and back 25 years ago. The back is holding up beautifully and the cane has darkened to a nice honey brown. Backs always last longer than seats since they carry much less weight and wear. 25 years for a well used caned seat is an excellent lifespan.
The new seat is less than a year old and the man that they had hired to re-cane the seat did not stand by his work and accused the customers of standing on the seat (remember- its a rocking chair). Upon seeing the chair I can tell right away that that was not the case. The problem is a bad caning job. How can you tell the caning was not done correctly?
How should a good caning job look?
What to do if you believe you've paid for a bad caning job
E Emza Uphill