|reference canoe seat at the Fair|
|bottom of the reference canoe seat at the Fair|
To fasten the webbing to the seat frame, I chose to use a staple gun and 1/2" x 1/4" crown 18 ga staples. These were the shortest staples I could find that would fit my Porter Cable pneumatic staple gun. Lowe's and Home Depot didn't have small boxes of this size staple- they only carried 3000+ staple cases. Menards turned out to carry a reasonable size box of staples.
After stripping the old woven cane seat off the canoe seat frames, I started cutting the webbing to length. I wanted a tight weave, so I laid out the webbing on the seat frame with no gaps between pieces. I cut the webbing with a heavy duty kitchen scissors and sealed the cut ends with a lighter to prevent fraying.
|Starting webbing layout|
I started attaching the webbing by stapling the end strand to the frame.
|End webbing attached|
After one end of each of the webbing segments was attached, I flipped the seat over and started weaving the strands, working my way out from the corner where the segments were attached.
|Starting to weave the strands|
|Bottom of seat after stapling|
|Both seats, ready to go|
|Installed- ready for paddling!|