What's a cheap way to fix chairs with broken caning?

by Bruno Bornsztein

Our dining 'set' is a thrift-store rescue; it was on its last legs and probably would have been put down (sent to the landfill) if I hadn't come along to save it ($40). I think it was actually once a nice piece of furniture, built by the White Furniture Co. of Mebane, North Carolina.

But like any rescue, this one has some rough edges. check out the broken caning on the backs of the chairs: 

 

Our broken dining room chairs

More broken caning. Detail

Alicia and I have finally decided to get around to fixing...

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