Help to smooth jute fabric chairs

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Old 04-08-06, 12:59 AM
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Help to smooth jute fabric chairs

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I just purchased a set of four wooden chairs with the seat and backrest made with Jute threads...problem is they're really coarse and rough...how do i smoothen the jute so that the fibres don't stick out like on a bad hair day and make them less scratchy while shifting around while sitting. Will varnishing work? I'm a complete novice at this...please help.
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Jamie
 
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Old 04-18-06, 03:02 PM
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do you mean rush?
 
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Natural plant fibers will soften with wear and use. Avoid use of water-based cleaners or water on plant fibers as they will discolor the fibers. Adding a sealer will not soften the fibers and will likely make them brittle and fragile. Perhaps slip covers or cushions would make chairs more comfortable.
 
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