How to rush chairs without looking like we've rushed.
June 13, 2010 2:09 PM Subscribe
We are putting new woven fibre rush chair seats on our kitchen chairs. Any hints on how to do the weaving so that it doesn't look crappy??
posted by artychoke to home & garden (3 answers total)
We have a collection of mismatched flea market chairs with woven rush seats. It's finally time to fix them. My husband and I have done two chairs already. They are good enough to sit on, but before we start chair number 3, are there any tips to getting the rush tighter, straighter and flatter? We have several badly illustrated instructional pamphlets and are basically copying the way that the chairs were done previously. Our second chair came out better than the first one, but it's still not right. We've tried pulling it as tightly as possible and clamping as we go. We're wetting the rush. How do we get the rush to lay like it did on the original seats
and less like this