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Finishing the Chair Seat

October 18, 2011

The following are the last few pictures for finishing up a simple square fiber rush seat. I am compressing the overlap running down the middle of the seat as much as possible so that the rush is tight on the sides. In picture 1 you can see that the rush is very tight in the middle but there is a gap on the side. To get the rush through the last few times, it is useful to have a fid, that is a pointy stick that can wedge the rush apart to squeeze the rush in. In picture 2 I am using a paint brush handle for my fid.

The last two pictures are of the bottom of the foot stool. In the first the knots are exposed and not yet cut short. In the second I have cut the extra and done my best the tuck the knots out of sight.

I will follow up on how to weave a seat that is wider in front than the back next time I make a chair that has such a seat. Please feel free to write if you have any questions.

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