|Mr JB picked up this nice old umbrella stand on eBay for 99p What a bargain!
"It was an impulse buy on Ebay and cost the princely sum of 99 pence. The wooden frame looked good, but the cane work was very damaged. I just fancied it as a Winter project, but kept putting it on hold as I couldn’t quite get my head around how to use pre-woven 6 way cane, even though I had previously done 6 way cane work starting from scratch. I found some useful videos on YouTube and followed their advice, with cane supplied by yourselves. I used a water based wood dye to stain the finished cane as near to the colour it was when I originally acquired the stand. It was a lot easier than I’d imagined and I’m delighted with the end result.
As an aside, this exercise also caused me to learn how to sharpen chisels.
Just need a nice Victorian / Edwardian house to go with it now!"
Mr JB used our 18 inch wide open weave rattan webbing for this project. You can buy it by clicking here
Thursday, 26 June 2014
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