How To Repair The Broken Strands Of Natural Rattan Or Cane On Conservatory Furniture
Loose strands of natural rattan and cane can easily be repaired
Desser Paris conservatory suite (pictured above)
Loose strands of rattan or cane can just be glued back into place with Superglue.
If there are pieces of weave missing, replace with new material, usually available from a craft outlet.
- Cut the old strands out back to good cane.
- Measure a generous length to fill the gap and soak in water for 30 – 45 minutes to soften; this makes it easier to weave.
- Dry off any excess water and weave through the damaged section of furniture. Pull through with a fine-nosed pair of pliers.
- Glue the ends into place.
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How to: How To Repair The Broken Strands Of Natural Rattan Or Cane On Conservatory Furniture
This guide will explain how easy it is to replace the natural cane weave on your indoor conservatory furniture.
How to prepare the old damaged cane in your furniture
Cut out the sections of damaged cane to where it is in good condition.
How to prepare the new cane
Natural cane can be obtained from craft shops or off the internet. Cut a length of cane more than long enough to repair the damaged section and soak in water for 30 - 35 minutes until it is pliable. Dry off before weaving.
How to repair the damaged section
Weave in the new pieces of cane, if necessary pull through with fine nosed pliers. Make sure both ends of cane are tucked underneath the old cane and secure with a dab of superglue.