Asked on Oct 12, 2019

How can I replace the caning on my dining room chairs?

Lifestyles HomesCaroleculver2016SharylP


What should I do to replace the old caning on my queen Anne dining room arm chairs?

4 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan
    Kelli L. Milligan
    on Oct 12, 2019

    You can upholstery the space. Ask you tube to show you how to replace caning with fabric or upholstery. Should come up with tutorials on how to.

  • SharylP
    on Oct 12, 2019

    You actually can buy sheets of good-quality woven cane, and do it yourself. How hard it will be depends on the actual shape of your chairs, but it really isn't that hard to do. I re-caned a set of kitchen chairs a few years ago, and the project went great!

  • Caroleculver2016
    on Oct 12, 2019

    If the caning is in good shape and you just want a new look, I painted mine a dark charcoal after doing a lite grey on the chairs. Then redid the seats in grey polka dot fabric. Great look.

  • Lifestyles Homes
    Lifestyles Homes
    on Oct 16, 2019

    If it has holes, not a routered groove along the edge, this is hand-woven cane and is not a suitable DIY project. As in it’s hand woven a strand at a time.

    I know this, as my mother used to do this skilled service for antiques dealers. If you need this done, call antiques dealers to see if they’ll share their resources.

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