Jim Widess, co-author of the bestselling The Caner's Handbookand a top authority in the field, presents a caning guide that readers will treasure for years to come. With the help of his amazingly detailed instructions and illuminating color photographs, even novices can fix virtually any piece of cane or wicker furniture; at the same time, professionals or collectors will value the hundreds of expert, time-tested tips Widess has amassed during three decades of work. Each chapter features a color gallery showcasing a variety of styles and techniques.
Jim Widess is the author of the bestselling The Caner's Handbook (Lark, 1983). He has co-authored several books, including The Complete Book of Gourd Craft (Lark, 1998) and Making Gourd Musical Instruments (Sterling, 1999). Jim is the owner of The Caning Shop (caning.com), a store and successful mail-order business that caters to gourd crafters, basket makers, and chair caners.