Friday, 24 June 2016

A Question.....Reed



I've recently purchases a few "new old stock" reed/rattan kits.  The above pictured, and another large sofa.  The instructions seem clear, however, challenging with all the wetting and bending and pinning and.....the list goes on.

Anyone ever completed a similar type of reed project and wish to share their triumphs or miserable fails?  I'd be very appreciative.

I need to head out to the model train shop to get some of this magical gap filling, sandable, crazy glue that the Twin Palms kits describe.  

This is what happens when you realize that you love "granny chic" style and wish you had furniture from The Golden Girls set.









(As a side note, if you want to unload any reed/rattan items ESPECIALLY kits, drop me an email via my Contacts tab - I'm fussy, so don't be offended if its not a good fit, or postage costs kill the after glow).

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  1. You are so funny Kat, and I look forward to seeing the output of your Golden Girls adventures. :)

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    1. I see myself as a Sophia....we shall see what that means in terms of my minis!

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  2. Very cool! I hope they go well. Perhaps you could practice on some first?

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    1. Yes!! One of the sellers kindly included some extra reed for my to practice with. It takes some stress off

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  3. I was thinking about doing something similar and so I watched tutorial of process on a full scale chair (yes people make real big furniture)it was helpful in understanding how weaving works https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5IRBuwONnA

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    1. Thank Tina, I'll check it out. So far I've taken the items out of the packages, looked at them with heart palpitations and put them back. The mood will strike soon (I hope) to tackle them

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