The Randolph Chair Doctor, owned by David K. Peirce is a home-based artisan who, in retirement, learned the art of chair caning to repair a vintage family heirloom Lincoln rocker.
With a full-service wood-working shop, Dave can repair chairs and other pieces of furniture as well as providing hand caning in regular and fancy patterns, pressed (or machine) caning, porch weave with binder cane, blind caning, seagrass, Shaker tape and Danish cord weaving.
Preliminary estimates for weaving can be given based on submitted photographs, but a more accurate estimate will be given after physical evaluation at which time any repairs will be discussed.
All chairs leave the shop cleaned and rubbed down with a beeswax and citrus oil solution.
Cottage Level Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®
Rodney Stearns, owner of Rodney’s Chair Caning, has recently relocated from Colorado Springs, CO to Priest River, ID to be close to family.
With over 50 years in the seat weaving business Rodney’s provides a variety of seat weaving techniques such as; hand cane, machine cane, blind cane, reed and ash splints, Shaker tapes, slab rattan, Danish cord, and fiber rush services.
In the new and fully-equipped workshop Rodney can also give your pieces a bit of TLC with light chair repair and re-gluing.
Free estimates are provided through submitted photos with adjustments made after actual examination if necessary.
Call or text today to set up an appointment to get your pieces back in tip-top shape so you can enjoy your furniture again!
Den of Antiquity specializes in hand, French and insert cane, all types of antique and modern wicker, natural and fiber rush, splint seats, Danish cord, bamboo, rattan, and outdoor plastic patio furniture restoration.
Owner Sandra Rosar, has been weaving for over 45 years and worked at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, VA and has restored pieces for the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. There is not much that she hasn’t seen or done in the world of weaving with her numerous years of experience.
Sandra receives projects from many areas of the country that require imagination, creativity, engineering, and fine, detailed restoration to skillfully bring the piece back to its original condition. She maintains a shop with a master woodworker who assists with projects if needed and has just as many years of experience in refinishing, gluing, repairing, and restoration as Sandra.
Den of Antiquity works on all types of furniture, from antique to modern, in homes, hotels, offices, restaurants, yachts, and will travel to your location when requested to do so. No job is too big or small, simple or complicated!
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.”
Saggy Bottom Girls Caning has moved location! In August 2022 we moved our residence and business from Greenwood, Indiana to Salem, Alabama! We are now offering our chair seat weaving services in and around the Salem, AL area, which is 1 1/2 hours south of Atlanta between Columbus, GA and Auburn, AL.
We specialize in cane, fiber rush, seagrass, flat reed, binding cane, and others. We are a home-based family business and I personally weave each chair. We also work with local restoration companies should your chair need structural repairs.
I started this business several years ago as a way to spend time with my dad. People began asking me to fix their chairs with saggy bottoms and that is how the business began.
This is also how I came up with the name. It’s a play on the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” starring George Clooney, and my Saggy Bottom Girls Caning seemed like an interesting twist to their Soggy Bottom Boys band.
Business Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®
Chair caning expert Helen Cribbs, owner of Chairs Caned in Delaware, OH (2019 new city location) provides experienced and fair priced handwoven and pressed cane, plus wide binding cane in several patterns. (I now refrain from taking on wicker & fibre rush).
I have been in this business for over 30 years and since I work from home so my pricing stays reasonable. When possible, I offer pick-up and delivery within a reasonable distance from my shop.
Several furniture refinishers and upholsterers in Dayton, Columbus, and Tipp City, Ohio keep me busy honing my craft.
Visit my website where you will find several patterns for the DIY chair seat weaver. The 7-Step Strand Caning pattern is especially detailed with diagrams. All are free to download and use.
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.®
Chairperson-Antiques–Owner Mical Wilmoth Carton is a chair seat weaving expert with 45+ years of seat weaving experience. She specializes in the repair of all types of hand woven furniture including:
- Hand and Machine Cane
- Danish Cord and Danish Weave Cane
- Fibre, Natural and Pretwisted Rush
- Shaker Tape
- Binder Cane and Porch Weave
- Hong Kong Seagrass
- Cotton Cord
- Wicker & more!
Please visit the “Chairs” page on my website for additional pictures of chairs reseated over the years. Contact by phone or email is welcome.
Founder & Cottage Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®
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.”
At Kinghan of Kalifornia we are a three-generation family business with nearly forty years of restoration experience.
Our specialty being all types of seat weaving, chair repair, restoration and upholstery.
“I love what I do and get great satisfaction giving a new life to a loved piece of furniture.”
“After all this time, I still get wicker or cane pieces that I’ve never seen before and I love a challenge.”
Free estimates, local deliveries, by appointment. Offering mobile services and on-site restoration.
We’re in collaboration with other local craftsmen full restoration services are available.
Charter & Cottage Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®
Richard Saunders is a wicker furniture restoration specialist, author of five books on antique wicker furniture, and one of the only certified wicker furniture appraisers in the country.
Richard and his wife Paula, relocated from California to Savannah, Georgia several years ago. Richard has over 45 years of hands-on experience in repairing and restoring wicker furniture and writing about and appraising antique wicker furniture.
One of Richard’s books, Collecting and Restoring Wicker Furniture — was the first book published with a how-to chapter on wicker repair. Several other books explain the history of the wicker furniture industry, give general pricing estimates, illustrate the different types of wicker furniture, and show examples of manufacturing methods and company warehouses.
Thinking of selling or throwing out your old wicker furniture? STOP! Don’t throw out a potentially valuable and irreplaceable piece of our American wicker history.
Before you toss your wicker–get an appraisal from Richard, first! His appraisals include historical information, notes on style and design, dating the piece, and either proving the manufacturer or giving a likely manufacturer of the piece.
Richard provides certified, fee-based wicker furniture appraisals at $35 per piece. His appraisals can be used to establish the value of your wicker pieces for a variety of purposes:
- establish family heirloom/inheritance value
- estate resale value
- resale value
- insurance value
- moving damage claims
- and even court cases if necessary
Richard Saunders is one of only a few appraisers whose appraisal certification specialty is antique wicker furniture. Certified appraisals are given only after a physical inspection or through a series of good-quality photos sent to him via email or postal mail.
Contact Richard today for an appointment so you will be knowledgeable about your wicker furniture.
Mr. Saunders is also offering BRAND NEW copies of WICKER FURNITURE: A GUIDE TO RESTORING AND COLLECTING (Crown Publishers; 1990), which has been out-of-print for many years.
This is a 245-page, large-format paperback book which includes an 8-page color photo section, hundreds of black and white photos and lots of fascinating information on antique wicker furniture. A perfect addition to anyone’s personal or seatweaving business reference library.
This book went out of print several years ago but he has a limited supply of NEW copies which he purchased from the publisher’s warehouse. He would be happy to personally sign your copy, just ask. The price of this special book is $30.00, which includes shipping and handling.
Contact Richard today to order your signed book, WICKER FURNITURE: A GUIDE TO RESTORING AND COLLECTING or to get your wicker piece evaluated and appraised for its proper value, or to get your wicker piece repaired! Directions to his shop will be given when your appointment is booked.
Honorary Lifetime Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®
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.®
Chafin’s Chair Caning and Seat Weaving conveniently located between Huntsville and Birmingham, AL, has served Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia since 1999.
Services include caning (hand, pressed, and blind), rush, binder cane, seagrass, Danish cord, Shaker tape, and reed. We also offer classes, re-gluing, custom baskets, and hand-tied brooms. Call for pricing and hours.
Michael Mascelli Upholstery with 40+ Years Experience – Highest Quality Work, specializing in traditional hand-sewn upholstery for period and reproduction pieces, automobile seats, and upholstery conservation, including minimally intrusive treatments as per AIC standards.
Lower cost hybrid treatments with modern materials also available. Complete service including restoration and refinishing of frames. Challenging pieces welcomed, impossible pieces considered. He is also co-Director of the Professional Refinisher’s Group, a national organization founded in 1998.
Michael teaches others the craft with upholstery classes offered at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking, Franklin IN and at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, ME. Other classes, including lecture-demonstrations upon request.
Black Swamp Seat Weaving, LTD, chair caning repair expert is located in NW Ohio in Perrysburg. For over 35 years owner Carrie Weiss has done all forms of chair seat weaving from hand caning to wicker repairs.
She was taught to weave at age 15 by her grandmother who instilled the value of olde-world craftsmanship. Custom work, reasonable pricing, pick-up, delivery available.
The Wickerfixer and Chair Recaner’s owners Cheri and Mike Russell in Ozark, Missouri have served the antique wicker furniture world nationwide since 1976. They are also mentioned in all of Richard Saunders’ antique wicker books and price guides.
They specialize in minor to major restoration of wicker furniture, and all types of chair seat weaving, hole & pressed cane, rush, splint, Danish cord, herringbone, and seagrass weaving. Family heirloom restoration is their specialty! They buy and sell at shows and through http://www.WickerFixer.com shop.
The Wicker Fixer will locate that special piece of furniture for you, paint your wicker and even travel to do on-site wicker repairs! Pick-up and delivery service is available, call for areas covered, and remember shipping is an option, too.
Judging from their slogan “Get your dog chewed, cat clawed, bird pecked, family abused, wicker fixed today!” The Wicker Fixer can do just about anything for your wicker and cane furniture.
Martha’s home-based business, Briar Creek Studio is located in the Upper Catskills of the Southern Tier of New York near Oneonta.
She has over 30 years of experience teaching and offering all types of chair caning, rush, splint and Shaker tape seat repair.
Work is of professional quality and prices are reasonable. Free estimates. Call or email for hours, prices and possible pick-up.
Cane and Able is a repair and restoration service that for over ten years has worked in the local community offering individual attention to each project.
Customers are private clients, local museums and area antique dealers in Monmouth County. Services are woven and pressed cane, fibre rush, natural rush, Shaker tape, and splint weaving. Also chair repair, part replacements and duplication, stripping and refinishing. Free estimates, pick-up and delivery additional.
Charter Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.® (TSWG)
Here at Seats on the Beach, we provide chair caning and other seat weaving services primarily in Charleston, South Carolina and other regional sea island areas.
We offer traditional hand or strand caning, as well as pressed cane webbing, flat reed weaving, and paper fibre rush. Our specialty is weaving round seats and chairs with multiple curvatures, just for the challenge and adventure!
We also offer uncommon and decorative weaving patterns. Call or email today for an appointment and to discuss your chair seat weaving needs! And visit our Facebook page for more photos of our work.
We are a proud Cottage level member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®
Bayberry Seatweaving is now located in Bellevue, Nebraska, just south of Omaha, after recently moving from Canton, Massachusetts. 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.
My mother was the Extension Service agent for Dukes County on Martha’s Vineyard – great place to grow up on!! 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 keep doing these same skills and incorporating other seat weaving types 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.
Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®