Furniture Repair Directory™

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Savannah, GA 31405, USA

Richard Saunders is the author of five books on antique wicker furniture, a former wicker furniture restoration specialist, 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 that includes an 8-page color photo section, hundreds of black and white photos and lots of fascinating information on antique wicker furniture. It’s a perfect addition to anyone’s personal or seatweaving business reference library.

This book went out of print several years ago but Richard 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.

Directions to his shop will be given when your appointment is booked.

Honorary Lifetime Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®

(11/1/24/CK-TC)

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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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530 Moul Avenue, Hanover, PA 17331, USA

B-Reseated Chair Weaving has 25+ years experience in all forms of woven seating repair & restoration: hand cane, pressed cane, fiber rush, natural rush (hand-twisted & pre-twisted), Danish cord, splint, leather, etc.

We also offer our customers stripping and refinishing services and free estimates.

Our customers include:

  • PQ Brands/David Iatesta Studios in Stevensville, MD
  • Martin’s Chair Company, New Holland PA
  • McLain-Wiesand Home Furnishings, Baltimore MD
  • The Dobbin House Restaurant, Gettysburg PA

Our seat weaving work for Smilow Design has been featured in Martha Stewart Living (September 2015) and Elle Decor (December 2014).

Charter & Business Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild Inc.®

(SUB-TCGF-9/19)

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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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2041 IN-252, Cedar Grove, IN 47016, USA

Schuler Reed Furniture, owned by Morgan Schuler is dedicated to quality repairs on cane furniture. Serving both Indiana and Ohio since we are located just ten miles from Brookville, IN, between Cincinnati, OH and Indianapolis, IN.

My idea to start caning came from my grandparents who had a shop in Cincinnati called Lewis Reed Furniture, and I want to continue that in my own way the best I can.

Self-taught with the help of many people from around the world, I intend to grow my business as large as I can in the coming years.

I specialize in:

  • hand cane
  • pressed cane
  • fiber rush
  • flat reed
  • binder cane
  • light wickerwork

I also do small repairs and if I have not done a particular type of repair before, I will typically try to figure it out so I can perfect it.

Color-matching wood repairs on chairs is also a service I can provide, and I am able to get those pretty close but have not taken on any large refinishing jobs. At this time, I am not looking to tackle that challenge.

Before reweaving the seat, I always round the edges of the opening and the cane holes to prevent premature failure in the future. I then tighten any loose joints that I am able to, and then after the seat repair I oil the wood to bring it back to life. This is all included in one estimate to make things simple.

The easiest method of getting an estimate is to send pictures through text message to the phone number listed. That estimate is typically very accurate, but in-person estimates may differ a little depending on damage unseen in photos.

If needed, I also offer a fee-based pick-up and delivery service, within a reasonable distance from my shop.

Thank you, and I look forward to bringing a new life to your cane furniture.

Corporate Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®

(8/13/2Cat-TC)

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Lanexa, VA 23089

WOVEN FURNITURE REPAIR–

JC Caning specializes in hand cane, pressed cane, flat reed, round reed, splint, fiber and natural rush, seagrass, Danish cord, and shaker tape.

Services include cleaning and refreshing the finish, minor repairs, and sealing of finished weave if required. Staining to match is extra.

Approximate estimates can be given from a photo but are subject to change as each project is unique and may provide certain challenges.

Pickup and delivery are available for New Kent County and surrounding area. Call, text or email to discuss your restoration and make an appointment.

Visit my website for more information, testimonials, and photos of completed work.

Business Member and Treasurer of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®

(3/01/23)

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70 Maxwell Road, Latham, NY 12110, USA

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.

(4/01/23)

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34625 County Road 468, Fruitland Park, Florida, 34731

THE CHAIRMAN–Taught to weave by my grandmother at a very young age, I have made restoring our history by reweaving chair seats, my goal.

Services offered in the central Florida area include; 7-step hand cane, blind/French cane, cane webbing, fibre and natural rush and more.

Pick-up/delivery available, house calls, repairs and refinishing, and classes too! Call or email today for your appointment.

Business Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.® 

(11/01/24/CK-TC)

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202 Agnes Lane, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090, USA

At American Caning Company we repair or replace almost all types of chair seat weaving; traditional, French, Star of David, Daisy, Snowflake, Spiderweb, plastic, and sheet caning with over 30 types and color matching.

Other specialties include; ash, reed, and oak splint, seagrass, Danish cord, paper and pre-twisted natural rush, Shaker tape, hickory bark, chair gluing, repair and restoration.

Call or email today to discuss your project and to set up an appointment!

Cottage Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®

(6/1/23)

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75 Lincoln Ave, Lisbon, NH 03585, USA

Lost Arts Chair Caning, located in Lisbon, New Hampshire, performs expert restoration of chair seats: hand caning in standard and fancy patterns, pressed web caning, porch rockers, binder cane, pierced fiberboard chair seats, embossed leather seats, splint weaving in a variety of patterns, hickory bark seats, Shaker tape, and wicker repair.

A price estimate will be given after physical evaluation. Structural repairs are available if needed, and will be included in the estimate of work to be done. We provide free pickup and delivery in a 10-mile radius.

After completion of repairs, all chairs are given a courtesy cleaning, waxing and minor joint tightening before returning to the happy client.

(4/1/23)

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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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1617 Mellwood Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206, USA

Established in 2002, Excel Shop provides the best in quality furniture refinishing, upholstery, chair caning and custom wood craftsmanship.

Excel Shop does all types of chair seat weaving replacements including hand cane, sheet caning, and rush bottoms. If your furniture has lost its luster and is showing its age, call us for a complete restoration, too.

When your favorite sofa or chair is worn out, our craftsmen can make it new again. Our woodworking and finishing departments can properly restore your upholstered furniture.

Antiques are a specialty. We will carefully restore your heirlooms. We repair everything from loose chairs to veneer damage. No job is too small.

(SUB-6/05/23)

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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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Outing, Minnesota 56662, USA

The Professional Upholsterers’ Association of Minnesota (PUAM) is an organization of individuals and firms, joined together to advance, support, and promote the field of Upholstery in Minnesota.

We meet monthly to share and learn techniques that will help us better serve our clients. Our website lists our members so clients can find a business in their area. Also, each member’s listing focuses on their specialty to help prospective clients find an upholstery shop that fits their project.

Join our organization today so you can take advantage of these benefits that we provide for our members:

  • PUAM Newsletter with free classified Ads
  • Listing on the PUAM website
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Educational Presentations
  • Resource List of Services
  • Swap and Sell Meets
  • Group Marketing Discounts
  • Group Buys
  • Trade Show Participation

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211 3rd Street, Glasgow, MO 65254, USA

Diana, owner of Sit-A-While Seat Weaving has over 30+ years experience offering custom chair seat replacement using cane, splint, fibre rush, Shaker tape and seagrass. Pick-up available within a 75-mile radius.

Diana travels throughout Missouri demonstrating at events and also offers weekend classes. Stay at local B & Bs in the historic community overlooking the Missouri River.

Charter and Cottage Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc. ®.

(2/01/25)

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Bonnots Mill, MO 65016, USA

Step-In-Time-Antiques is a home-based business specializing in hole-to-hole chair caning, pressed/machine/spline cane, and binder cane in various patterns (e.g. herringbone, New England Porch Weave, Finger Lakes Fan Weave, etc.), paper fiber rush and Shaker tape weaving.

Will do some minor structural repair. Free estimates and local pickup/delivery. Good rates!

Charter Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®

(SUB 1/21/24)

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924 Prairie Ridge Road, Ozark, MO 65721, USA

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 https://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.

(2-SUB 3/4/23)

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Monterey, CA 93950, USA

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.®

(TC-2/28)

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1827 Cecil Wampler Road, Mount Crawford, VA 22841, USA

V.R. Weaving has over 27+ years of experience doing cane, fiber rush, splint wood seats, Danish cord, and teaching classes.

Most reweaving can be completed within two+ weeks. Pick-up and/or delivery in the DC area, Richmond, and others for an additional fee.

 

(12/12 TC)

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