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How do you repair wicker furniture?

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Repair wicker furniture by soaking a new strand of wicker and then weaving the piece through the damaged area and gluing the ends down with wood glue. You will need wicker cane, needle-nose pliers, water and wood glue for the repair. The amount of time needed varies depending on the size of the damaged area.

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How do you repair wicker furniture?
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  1. Purchase new wicker cane

    Purchase new wicker cane from a craft store. Try to match the diameter and material used for the old cane. Buy enough length to cover the damaged area, plus a few extra inches.

  2. Remove damaged wicker

    Clip the ends of the damaged wicker, leaving a smooth opening.

  3. Soak the new cane in water

    Place the new cane in a bowl of water. Allow it to soak for 30 minutes to soften the fibers and make the cane more pliable.

  4. Weave the new cane through the wicker

    While the cane is still wet, trim the end to a sharpened point and weave it through the wicker. Use the needle-nose pliers to pull the cane through. Try to match the weave pattern.

  5. Glue down the ends

    Once the hole is filled, apply wood glue to the ends of the new cane. Press the ends firmly onto the old wicker. Hold for a few minutes until the glue dries.

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