Furniture Repair Directory™

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36 Hinchman Road, Medford, NJ 08055, USA

Celebrating 50 years, Dovetail Antique Wicker, established in 1974, has offered for sale a variety of styles of the highest quality, authentic American period wicker furniture (circa 1870-1930) available in the marketplace today.

Dovetail Antiques has been featured in many of Richard Saunders’ antique wicker books, such as: The Official Price Guide to Wicker 1985, Wicker Furniture: A Guide to Restoring and Collecting 1990, and Living with Wicker 1992.

We also specialize in superior-quality wicker repair and restoration with exceptional attention to detail.

We provide personal service, custom painting, and assistance with shipping.

Contact us today to purchase wicker furniture from our vast inventory or to have your antique wicker professionally restored.

Visit our website at Dovetail Antique Wicker for more articles like this one on antique wicker restoration by owner Peter Tanzini.

(10/27-TC)

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Sissel’s Chair Renewal provides furniture repair, cabinetmaking and chair seatweaving with quality work and attention to detail, since 1988. Specializing in Danish cord, hand cane, pressed cane, splint, Shaker tape and rush weaving. Pick up and delivery service available.

Minneapolis-based Norwegian artisan with 20+ years experience in repair and renewal of chairs with wicker & cane seats and backing, especially those from Scandinavia.

If you need an authentic restoration/reweaving of a Wegner chair or a Møller, perhaps? I work in conjunction with other woodworkers, cabinet makers, and high-end craftsmen in the area to offer the finest quality work on seating and related projects. Call or email today and we’ll work together.

Business Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®

(11/10/TC)

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17 Wilkes Street, Waterville, Maine, 04901

Herard Seat Weaving is located in Waterville, serving central and mid-coast Maine. We can bring new life to your cane, rush or wicker chairs, benches, and rockers. Every piece from antiques to modern and contemporary chairs can be renewed with a hand-woven seat.

Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®

(4/01/23)

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18 Magnolia Ave, Long Island, Maine 04050, USA

Ellen Harford, owner of Island Maide, learned her craft at an adult education class.

Since taking that first class, which sparked her entrepreneurial spirit, Ellen has been providing chair seating in a variety of weaving techniques and materials for 30+ years.

Island Maide creates handcrafted seating to replace worn or broken chair seating. Services include traditional hand caning, pressed cane, half-round oval seatweaving and rush, extending the life of memorable family heirlooms.

Located on an island in Casco Bay in Maine, Ellen has made it her mission to help bring business and the arts to the island community.

She’s doing her part by adding chair caning and other types of seat weaving repair services.

Fee-based pick-up and delivery services within 50 miles of Portland, Maine are also available.

(10/05/MO-TC)

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3938 Newhouse Rd, Ostrander, OH, 43061 United States

Hi, I’m Dick Zechiel, owner of Ohio Chair Caning and an expert chair caner with over 15 years of experience.

I do handwoven, pressed cane, and fibre rush chairs. I work out of my home, doing quality work at reasonable prices.

Please call for a quote and appointment.

Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®

(3/01/23)

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40386 296th Street, Arlington, MN 55307, USA
507-964-5887507-964-5887
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Debbie Weckwerth Chair Caning is a home-based shop with over 30 years experience, offering all types of chair seatweaving, hand caning, prewoven cane, splint, porch cane and wicker repair. Sample patterns on display.

Easy one-hour drive from Minneapolis with a south-central location.”Quality work with reasonable prices keeps repairing your antiques affordable.” 

(3/1/23)

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80 King Street, Eustis, FL 32726, USA
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WICKER, CANE & RUSH WORK   “Sagging Seats – Our Specialty”

Heirloom pieces are always resurrected with museum-quality work. All types of cane work, ash and reed splint woven seats, and rattan furniture lovingly restored. Owner Tricia Vandewater learned chair seat weaving from her mom over 45 years ago as a child.

“We’ve never met a piece of furniture we couldn’t bring back to pristine condition.”

(SUB-1/21/24)

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5 River Arts Place, Asheville, NC 28801

Silver River Center for Chair Caning is operated by two chair nerds on a mission to cultivate and inspire a reverence for a worldwide chair caning legacy.

Our vision is to promote an enthusiasm for the craft through education, published work, restoration, and travel. Be on the lookout for our instructional manual to be published in 2023! Also, see our article in Mother Earth News (August/September 2021).

We aim to dispel the myth that chair caning is a dying art. We want to empower everyone to learn to restore their own chairs. So we expanded our chair caning restoration business into Silver River Center for Chair Caning, the nation’s only chair caning school and museum. We teach small classes at our shop in Asheville as well as regular classes at John C Campbell Folk School, Penland, Arrowmont, and the Island Farm.

Silver River is an official education center of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Memberships include The SeatWeavers’ Guild, The Furniture Society, The American Craft Council, The River Arts District Association, and we are a heritage member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild (Brandy is a 4th Generation Chair Weaver). We are proud to honor a family tradition, the craft, and all chair nerds (past, present, and future) with Silver River Center for Chair Caning.

Visitors to Silver River can–

  • See daily demonstrations on an incredible variety of chairs with woven seats.
  • Take classes from beginner to advanced tutorials, volunteer, or apply for apprenticeships.
  • Take a self-guided tour d’ chairs and read about the material, history, and process of 8 styles of chair seat weaving. A permanent collection of historical chairs is on display as well as rotating exhibits including #canespotting and Historic Western North Carolina Chairs.
  • Enjoy the reference library and educate yourself on ancient and global traditions.
  • Bring their family heirloom in for restoration by our seat weaving experts
  • Donate their chair for student practice
  • Purchase restored chairs for sale
  • Get advice on their chairs
  • Quickly become total chair nerds.

NOTE: Due to the “Pandemic Pivot” as well as persistent overuse injuries, we are stepping away from MOST restorations. We still love to weave chairs, we just have to be more selective with what we bring in. Our main goal is education through classes, both in-person in our shop and at craft schools across the country, and online.

We shoot videos for YouTube and we are building an online school for on-demand learning from the comfort of your home. We travel to speak and demonstrate at museums, craft shows, schools, woodworkers associations, etc.

As such, our restoration waitlist is often 6 months-1 year out. Restoration inquiries should be emailed to [email protected] and should include photos of the chair attached to the email. Classes at the moment in 2022, are by appointment only, call or email to schedule.

Corporate & Board Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®

(4/1/NCHG)

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26381 Pine Valley Ct, South Bend, IN 46628, USA

Edie Zalas Chair Caning & Seatweaving is a home-based seat weaving service located in northern Indiana. Specializing in hand-woven cane seat replacement, pressed cane, natural and fiber rush, and Danish cord.

I take pride in doing quality work at reasonable prices, done in a timely manner. Call, text or email for prices, quotes and directions to my shop. Feel free to send photographs with your text message or email.

Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.® 

(3/01/23)

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212 Turlock Dr, Big Bear City, CA 92314, USA

Welcome to Brad’s Backcountry Woodshop in Big Bear Lake California. Located high in the mountains of southern California I create new wooden furniture pieces as well as refinish and restore the old. I will fix dings, dents, raised or missing veneer, broken and missing pieces, spindle turnings, reweaving your cane, rush and splint chair seats, polishing old finishes.

Fine instruments to chairs, simple to complex, French polishing, color matching, toner, glazing, grain filling, these are just a few processes I take each piece through. Each piece already has a story to tell and when I am done it will have many more to tell.

These are just some of the things I have had the honor of working on and bringing back its original beauty to last another 100 years. When working on old pieces of furniture, I always wonder about the hands that have touched the piece prior to mine, the conversations that took place around a hundred-year-old dining room table or the music created by a 110-year-old reed organ that no one outside that room has heard today.

I started working with wood at a young age, as my Grandparents on both sides and father had all the necessary tools and knowledge about woodworking for me to become comfortable in working with wood. My Mom also as early as I can remember was bringing home antiques and of course, most of them needed repair.

Without knowing it at the time I was not only learning how to repair wood furniture but also was paying attention to the construction of older furniture, joinery and finish used. For long-lasting furniture, I realized proper joints, finish and proportion is essential to a great piece.

Please browse my site and see what you like! If you do not see what you are looking for in the site, just go to the contact page and tell me what you need! I am willing to work with you to create the wooden piece you have in mind or to fix whatever’s broken.

Just e-mail pictures to me so I can give you a ballpark estimate. I will pick up and deliver pieces close to Big Bear Lake, CA. If you happen to live outside California we can schedule or discuss pick up or delivery options.

Thanks for stopping by and let’s connect on social, too!

(TC-5/31/25)

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4415 Shaffers Church Road, Glen Rock, PA 17327 USA

If you are looking to refurbish that old chair and seat, look no further than This Old Seat Chair Caning. Restoring memories is our specialty!

Our services include traditional hand-cane and pressed cane; fibre and pre-twisted rush, hickory bark, ash and Shaker tape weaving. We also re-glue/repair chairs.

This Old Seat Chair Caning service is conveniently located in Southern York County in Pennsylvania. We are close to Baltimore, Lancaster, Harrisburg and Gettysburg. We have over 40 years of experience in chair caning and seat weaving.

For an estimate, please email a picture of the seat and dimensions.

Cottage Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild Inc.®

(7/1/23)

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2713 Hunter Dr, Bellevue, NE 68123, USA

Bayberry Seatweaving is now located in Bellevue, Nebraska, just south of Omaha, after recently moving from Canton, Massachusetts.

***Please Note 5/23/24: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the shop will be closed until fall. I apologize for any inconvenience this causes you but will continue to maintain my waitlist for caning jobs. Thank you, Theodore

Owner, Ted Powell had his chair caning and seatweaving business in Canton for 15 years, providing chair caning and other seatweaving services in the surrounding area before moving to Nebraska.

My mother was the Extension Service agent for Dukes County on Martha’s Vineyard – what a great place to grow up!! She taught me how to refinish, cane, and rush furniture back in the sixties when I was about ten years old.

In Canton, I concentrated on single-strand caning, pressed cane, paper rush, pre-twisted natural rush, and Danish cord. I intend to continue practicing these skills and incorporate other seat weaving types here in Bellevue as the need arises.

In addition, I provide minor restoration, re-gluing, and refinishing. My turn-around times vary depending on what is needed and the complexity of the work. However, because I am “retired,” I can respond quickly.

I provide free cost estimates and can usually do them using a few pictures and some seat measurements. Contact us today for your appointment.

Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®

(10/31/24-TC)

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Virginia Beach, VA, 23462, USA

Jeannie’s Chair Caning Shop formerly of upstate New York (2012) and now restoring chairs in Virginia, has 40+ years experience in furniture restoration and seat repair.

Home-based location offering expert work in hand caning, blind caning, pressed cane, rush, splint, Danish cord and specialty weaves. Customer base extends from as far as Maryland, Richmond, Outer Banks and Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Also offering some furniture repair and refinishing. With pick-up and delivery available in the Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Norfolk areas. Contact for appointment and directions to the shop.

(5/1/23)

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661 Alameda Avenue, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221, USA

Jan’s Chair Caning & Wicker Repair is a home-based business owned by Janet Noall, with 50 years of experience in ALL TYPES of chair seat weaving and basket repair.

Want to learn how to cane chairs yourself? Jan also teaches FREE chair caning classes through the Park and Recreation Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH on Mondays from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Make an appointment today to get seatweaving TLC for your precious possessions today or to find out more about the FREE chair caning classes so you can DIY and learn from a Master chair caner!

Founding Member of The SeatWeavers’Guild, Inc.®

(11/5/24 GF-SUB-TC)

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56 Cottage Road, Enfield, CT 06082, USA

REDUX FOR YOU–Bring your cherished chairs back to life!

Sue does hand-cane, press-cane, fiber rush, natural rush, seagrass, splint, porch weave, wicker repair, and more.

Custom-made baskets on request. Backpacks, market baskets, purses and everyday baskets.

Email, text, call or go to the website to fill out a quote request.

We have online and in-person classes available for seatweaving, basketry and crafts. Check the schedule on the website for what is coming up next.

We work with many local furniture restoration companies and can give you a referral for other repairs.

Our studio is open by appointment only. Follow our work on Facebook and Instagram.

When not weaving chairs, Sue can be found behind a camera or keyboard, with her photography, website design, social media management and graphic design skills.

Thank you for considering Redux For You to repair your chairs!

Member and Webmaster of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®

(SUB-TCGF-2/28/24)

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44 Prince William Street, Saint Stephen, NB E3L 1S3, Canada

Angie Reid’s Furniture Refinishing and Caning preserves memories and brings old furniture new life! The business located on the border of Maine and New Brunswick, Canada, serves the Maritime provinces in both Canada and Maine.

I started my business after stripping and refinishing the stairs in my Victorian Era home. Shortly after launching my refinishing business, a neighbor brought me a cane chair in need of a new seat.

While learning hole-to-hole caning I discovered a talent and passion for seat weaving. I am proficient in hole-to-hole caning, sheet cane, French hand cane, Danish cord, rush and reed weaving.

In terms of refinishing, I restore heirlooms and breath new life into pieces with paint and/or stain. I specialize in custom colour staining and also wicker repair.

(2/1/23)

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2991 SC-174, Edisto Island, SC 29438, USA

Welcome to Seats on the Beach. We are a small family chair caning and seat weaving business, providing chair caning and other seat weaving services primarily in Charleston, South Carolina, and other regional sea island areas.

We work with most weaving media, rattan strand hand caning, press cane mesh, fibre rush, pre-twisted natural rush (which is a good substitute for cattail rush and bulrush), Danish cord, Kevlar cord, and twisted seagrass.

We provide basic chair repair services of replacing broken rails and rungs and tightening loose joints. We also provide minor touch-up staining and refinishing but we are not skilled in full refinishing.

We do not do upholstery and wicker but will occasionally rewrap wicker joints on a chair-by-chair basis.

Call or email today for an appointment and to discuss your chair seat weaving needs!  Visit our Facebook page for more photos of our work.

We are a proud Cottage level member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®

(11/26/TC)

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608 West Front Street, Pemberville, OH 43450, USA

Rick’s Wood & Wire, a family business, offers chair caning and seat weaving services as well as 30+ years of full-service professional furniture refinishing and repair.

We are located in northwest Ohio in Pemberville, servicing northwest OH and southeast MI. Pickup and delivery services are available on request.

Does your chair have some damage? We are a full-service shop, meaning we can take care of repairs and refinishing and the routine gluing and tightening of those wobbly chairs.

Whatever type of weaving your chairs need, we offer hand caning, press caning, porch cane weaves, rush and Danish cord patterns and techniques.  Want a splash of color – try having your chair woven in Shaker Tape.

We see all the possibilities and can make creative suggestions for you, too!

Charter, Cottage, & Newsletter Editor Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild Inc.®

(8/03/TC)

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15 Mountainview Drive, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569, USA

The Chair Shop providing seatweaving since 1960, hand or pressed cane, splint, rush, Danish cord, and Shaker tape. We also do chair re-gluing and have free pick up and return and give free estimates, too.

Servicing all 5 boroughs of metro New York City, NJ, also greater Poughkeepsie area Millbrook, Rhinebeck, Cold Spring, greater White Plains, NY area. Call 1-800-980-8344 for details and ask for John.

(8/3 TC)

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2990 Summit Drive, Ijamsville, MD 21754, USA

GRAHAM CLAN CANING CAN CANE YOUR CHAIRS!

We provide these chair re-seating services: Hand Cane, Pressed Cane, Rush, Shaker Tape, Danish Cord, Splint, Reed and Porch Weave. Other types of re-seating quoted upon request.

Graham Clan Caning has very competitive prices with excellent craftsmanship, so call or email us today to schedule your appointment!

Cottage Members of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®

(10/01 TC)

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