Prisma Filter: Cane Chair

Chair caning = the craft of applying rattan cane or rattan peel to a piece of furniture such as the backs or seats of chairs

Catherine Peters, aka the Wicker Woman

Recent Class
Traditional Seat Caning For the Vintage Chair

Bring your worn-out​ ​cane seat chair to class and learn the nearly lost art of traditional, seven-step method chair seat weaving commonly known as “hole-to-hole caning.” During the course, you’ll have ample time, instruction, and all the tools required to restore your vintage chair by weaving the seat back to its original condition. Whether a family heirloom chair or the one you picked up at the antique store that needs a little TLC, vintage chairs that need​ ​new seats are welcome in this course, tailored to your specific project. Chairs must have pre-drilled holes around the perimeter of the seat and be in good​ ​structural ​condition (not in need of re-gluing or refinishing). Each student must consult with the instructor ​immediately ​after registration t​o assess the chair’s needs. If you don’t have a chair to ​use​, a limited number are available for purchase from the instructor.

About the North House Folk School
North House Folk School is a small educational non-profit on the shore of Lake Superior in Grand Marais, Minnesota. We foster a non-competitive learning environment devoted to teaching traditional northern craft. We offer over 350 courses year round in everything from timber framing to woodworking to boatbuilding to fibers. Learn more and see a complete course schedule at

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English-Spanish Vocabulary
Cane = Bejuco

Caning furniture

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