How do I repair the seats on my outdoor wicker chairs?

by Wan485291
They do not necessarily need to be rewoven as the seat is covered by a pillow...
  5 answers
  • Haley Haley on Feb 21, 2016
    I cut a piece of plywood to slide under the seat then brushed glue onto the top then stuck the broken wicker to it, painted it and added a cushion
  • MaryJane MaryJane on Feb 22, 2016
    Plywood is a good idea. I would just add small L brackets and screw both plywood and frame together. In case glue get old and lets loose. I was thinking and it is hard without seeing the piece. To to use a canvas with a simple cute pattern piece of cotton fabric on top of it. Make a hemmed square much larger than the broken area and stitch it onto the good part of the wicker seat or stitch onto the frame useing a larger seat size square. Looping heavy duty thread/string around the frame while catching the wicker also. Thread would be over the outside wicker and under around the frame. Simple over under sewing. Than add pillow. Canvas needs to be heavy duty also. At one time I used thick strong cord and weaved it like the wicker than painted it same as the wicker color. Other than that wicker would have to be totally redone. If frame is strong I'd also try to save the chair by just strengthening the seat some way.
  • Barb Barb on Feb 23, 2016
    If it is an antique or very expensive it may be worth it to get it rewoven. Not something easily done yourself unless you are an expert. Otherwise, the wood and cushion idea is great.
  • Peggy Peggy on Feb 24, 2016
    If you get on you tube they most likely have a video
  • Frank Byers Frank Byers on Feb 24, 2016
    A photo would help to see the actual chairs and damage. Re-caneing is always an option. It's not as difficult as it appears and we can help you do that. Patch-caneing or weaving is another option as well as 2-part epoxy with wood or caneing support.