How To Can Wicker Chairs Like A Pro

If you love the look of wicker chairs but hate the upkeep, you’re not alone. Wicker furniture is a popular choice for both indoor and outdoor spaces, but it can be a bit of a pain to keep looking good. That’s where canning comes in. Canning is a simple process that allows you to preserve food in a sterile and airtight environment, which means your wicker chairs will stay looking great for years to come. In this blog post, we will teach you how to can wicker chairs like a pro. We’ll also provide some helpful tips on how to choose the right container and ingredients, so that your chairs are perfect every time.

What You’ll Need

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t have a lot of experience canning. And if you do, it’s probably limited to something like pickles or jellies. But if you want to learn how to can wicker chairs, it’s an easy process that can be fun and rewarding.

First, you’ll need some supplies. You’ll need a pot large enough to fit the chair in comfortably (at least 12 inches deep), a lid for the pot, water bath canner (or a pressure cooker), tongs or pincers for removing lids from jars, and a funnel.

Next, prepare your wicker chair. Remove any screws or nails that hold the frame together, then cut off the top and bottom of the chair so that it’s just a tube of fabric. Cut two matching pieces of fabric for the seat and backrest (you may not need as many pieces for larger chairs).

Once your chair is ready, spread a layer of newspaper over the floor inside your pot and place your chair in it so that the fabric sides are facing up. Center your lid on top of thechair and weight it down with heavy objects so that it seals properly.ani add water to cover the chair by at least 2 inches.

Now bring your pot up to high pressure and wait until it reaches 10 PSI. Turn off the heat and let the pressure drop slowly until it reaches atmospheric pressure (equal to what’s inside

How to Make the Chairs

Can a wicker chair be saved by painting the outside?

A wicker chair can usually be saved by painting the outside of the chair. Wicker is a natural fiber, so it doesn’t take paint well and will eventually peel. However, if you want to keep the original look of your wicker chair, you can use a sealant or wood finish to protect it.

How to Assemble the Chairs

If you’re looking to assemble a set of wicker chairs, follow these simple steps:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour each chair frame.
2. Cut the pieces of batting foam to the desired size, and press them into the chair frames. If the batting is too thick, cut it in half.
3. If using spray adhesive, apply a bead around each hole on the back of each chair frame. Secure with wire ties or clamps.
4. Place one piece of batting over each hole on the front of the chair frame, and place another piece over the batting on the back side of the front seat cushion. Pin in place with small metal screws or staples.
5. Apply a coat of spray adhesive to both sides of the fabric coverings, and position over cups and frames. Secure with wire ties or clamps. Allow adhesive to dry completely before removing fabric covers

Tips for Canning Wicker Furniture

Canning Wicker Furniture: Tips for Success
There are a few tips to follow when canning wicker furniture.

• Start by cleaning the piece thoroughly with a soft cloth and warm water. Make sure to remove all dust, dirt, and any plant life.

• Pour a small amount of hot water into the canner, then add the furniture. Lower the piece carefully into the pot, making sure that it is fully submerged. Bring the pot up to a simmer and clamp the lid shut.

• Allow the furniture to cook for 20 minutes, then remove it from the pot using a tongs or a ladle. Be careful not to burn your hands on the hot liquid!

• Remove any excess water from the furniture with a towel, then place it back in the canner. Add more hot water as needed until all of the liquid has been absorbed by the wood.

• Leave the furniture in the canner for another 10-15 minutes, then remove it once again using caution. Let it cool completely before storing it away.


If you’re looking to up your canning game, mastering the art of wicker chair canning is the way to go. In this article, we’ll teach you everything you need to know in order to get started canning chairs like a pro. From prep work to filling and sealing your jars, we’ll cover it all so that you can start enjoying your beautiful new collection of wicker chairs. Thanks for reading!