Here is the chair caning repair pricing and wicker repair charges guide for The Wicker Woman studio, located in Angora, in northern Minnesota just north of the Iron Range, 60 miles south of the Canadian border, near Cook, MN and is open by appointment only.
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Antique Wicker Repair & Restoration Charges:
| Labor: $60.00 hour, plus materials.
Both rattan reed and paper fibre wicker repairs are done, with special emphasis on Victorian reed wicker restoration. No “new” resin or plastic wicker, however.
Chair Caning Repair Pricing–
Traditional Hole Caning or Laced (w/drilled holes):
| Labor: $1.35/per drilled hole, plus materials.
More than 72 holes: $1.45/per drilled hole, plus materials.
Holes are drilled around the perimeter of chair seat frame and individual strands of cane are hand woven through the series of drilled holes.
Cane Webbing, Pressed Cane, or Sheet Cane:
| Labor: $3.75 per inch per longest rail, plus materials
or 25 cents per square inch, plus materials.
Prewoven sheet cane is set into a routed out groove on the top side of chair, held in place with a reed spline, no holes drilled in framework.
6MM Herringbone Twill Design or 6MM Porch Cane Design:
Star of David, Spiderweb, or Daisy Caning:
Blind Caning, Single Sided:
Labor: $3.25 per drilled hole, plus materials.
Extremely difficult and very time consuming weaving technique. Blind Caning requires each strand to be measured exactly, cut to proper and exact length and glued into holes only partly drilled through the framework. These holes are not drilled completely through the frame as are regular cane chair holes. Usually reserved for very fine high-end antique furniture.
Double Blind Caning, Two Sided:
Labor: $4.85 per drilled hole, plus materials.
Extremely difficult and very time consuming weaving technique. Double Blind Caning requires each strand to be measured exactly, cut to proper and exact length and glued into holes only partly drilled through the framework, like the Blind Caning. But the big exception being that the caning is done on both the front side of each panel in the frame and the back side of each panel of the frame. Almost always reserved for very fine high-end antique furniture.
Hand-Twisted Natural Cattail Rush or Bulrush:
Pre-twisted Natural Seagrass Rush:
Labor: $5.95 per inch, plus materials, longest length rail.
Paper Fibre (spelling denotes man-made) Rush:
Danish Modern Cord (Scandinavian):
| Labor: $6.00 per inch, plus materials, longest rail.
Either L-nail type or side rail seat weaving. Seats and backs are also sometimes woven using wide binding cane rather than Danish cord, check with me for additional pricing.
Splint Seats–Woven with Reed, Ash, Oak or Hickory Bark
Classes, Lectures, Demonstrations
- Private Instruction: $35-100 hour, negotiable
- Lectures, demonstrations, presentations: $100 an hour, plus all expenses paid
- Teaching Class Schedule : For guilds, workshops, and conventions $35-100 per hour instruction, plus individual student material fee, with most expenses negotiable. Take a look at my teaching schedule for this year.
If you have further questions about wicker repair, chair seat weaving, painting, instruction how-to books or want to know how to care for your pieces, go to the Seatweaving FAQ , Wicker FAQ and How-to Articles .
Need to have your family heirlooms or flea market finds repaired and want to find a repair expert nearby? Locate your chair caning, wicker, upholstery or refinisher on the National Furniture Repair Directory .