I was hoping that I would have had at least one more chair available for the coffee (social event) that I am hosting tomorrow night.
Not gonna happen.
I think someone will have to sit on the floor.
Here is my project area:
I laid the beach towel down for two purposes: Because the rush is soaked in water for a few minutes and is wet and to catch the stay staples that don't actually make it into the chair.
As you can tell I have gathered many tools for this projects as well. Clamps, a cable staple gun, a wedge, a rush pin, and a funny shaped light-weight hammer.
The first few strands of rush.
And a little more progress (after about an hour of work):
Things I know about rushing a chair now:
1. It hurts my fingers.
2. It makes my back sore (from bending over).
3. It is a rather relaxing process. (Great news! I can use something calming in my evenings!)
Things I don't know:
1. Will it be safe to sit in?
2. Is it cost effective to do it myself?
Probably not on both accounts. No matter. It's relaxing (and I now have some cool new tools) and I'll just make to always offer this chair to Mark to sit in.