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If a desk chair were to break, we might head to the local department store in search of a replacement. However, in Colonial times, people fixed everything themselves. After all, reparing a chair was a lot easier than making a new one! In fact, any fifth-grader with weaving, knitting, or knotting experience can wrap up a mirror or photo frame the same way Colonists caned chairs. One tricky corner wrap is the key to caning like an American pioneer.