Vinegar to Fix Sagging Cane Chairs

Cane chair seats that have sagged may be rejuvenated by sponging them with a hot solution of half vinegar / half water and then placing the chairs in the summer sun to dry.

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By fossil1955 from Cortez, CO

October 27, 20100 found this helpful

What does vinegar do to help it shrink? Wouldn't water do the same thing if you put it in the sun?

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October 28, 20100 found this helpful

Laniegirl, I suspect adding the vinegar would assist cleansing it not just tightening it. After all, vinegar is such a great cleanser and is also anti bacterial. The sun would also assist in cleansing as well as tightening and drying. Just a thought.

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October 28, 20100 found this helpful

Yes, I will bet you are right Deethundercloud. Never thought about the cleaning aspect of it.

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