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I came across a picture of a restoration project that boggles the mind.  As you look at the picture of two pieces, you have to wonder, is it work restoring and where do you begin.   I welcome your input and perspectives on projects like this.  

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Oh my!  I sure hope it's a special set for someone.  I'm a beginner but that looks worse than "poor condition".  What would you chare for that?

 

If the frame is stable, you can usually start from the beginning and replace with new reed.  This appears to be a hardwood frame that needs some restoration as well.   Using  boiled linseed oil or even Danish Oil-clear, you can put life back into the frame.  Then redrill the holes for the spokes and lay in the weavers.   If you are bringing a natural wicker back to like the Linseed Oil is a good treatment for the reeds used in wicker furniture.

Charles

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