This is a Lincoln Rocker that was brought in recently for a new seat. The problem? The seat, according to the owner, had been replaced 4 years ago in New Mexico (before she moved to Ohio) and the new cane is failing. Once I got a chance to see it in person, it was very clear that whomever replaced the seat did so with a sheet of pre-woven cane.
The weave didn't match up to the holes, the cane was the wrong size, among many other things... It is definitely frustrating to see this done to a chair and I'm sure it is very frustrating to pay to have this done to a chair and then pay again to have it corrected.
So what should you look for in a good hand caning work?
Before and After
The new seat is ready for many years of use. The cane is light in color because it is fresh and will darken on its own over the years or, if the client should choose, could be stained.
E Emza Uphill