With a baby on the way, our customer brought in this child’s rocker to see if it could be restored. It was in pieces, the caned seat shot and one leg held together with string.
Before any repairs are made, pieces are stripped of old finish. Once the finish was off, the base was knocked apart enough to remove the front spindles. The good spindle is used as a pattern when turning the new spindle on the lathe. New caning was then installed in the seat. The caning was stained to blend with the chair.
Finally, after being hand sanded, sealed, and sanded again, the finish was applied. It was hand sanded between coats.