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Below are random expert ads from our four repair categories; Caning, Wicker, Upholstery, and Refinishing.

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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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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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1015 Kelly St SW, Massillon, Ohio 44647, USA

The Crooked Rim Chair Caning & Seat Weaving, located in Massillon, Ohio, is a home-based business owned and operated by the husband and wife team, Jeff and Robbin Huss.

Robbin has been weaving baskets and chair seats for over 30 years and Jeff has been weaving for over 15 years.

The Crooked Rim offers traditional 7-step hand cane, fancy cane patterns, pressed cane, woven patterns, natural and fiber rush, seagrass, splint, reed, and Shaker tape.

Pictures of your project can be sent via text or email for a rough estimate. A final quote will then be given upon physical inspection of the chair.

If you want to learn to cane your own chair seats, we also teach FREE classes in Cuyahoga Falls at the Quirk Cultural Center alongside Master Caner Janet Noall.

Contact us today for caning class schedule dates and times or to make your seatweaving repair appointment.

Members of The SeatWeavers’ Guild Inc.® (TSWG)

 

(11/4/TC)

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25 Berkeley Dr, Vernon, CT 06066, USA

Dick Knotts, owner of The Seat Doktor has nearly 20 years experience as a seat weaver in hand woven and loom-woven cane, fiber rushing, Danish cord, wood and reed splint seats, and Shaker tape. Color matching for cane replacements is also a specialty. Light chair repair, pick-up and delivery available. Free estimates.

After 10 years in Hickory, NC, The Seat DoKtor moved to Vernon, CT in 2020 and is ready to help Connecticut furniture owners with their caning and other seatweaving needs.

Call 828-404-8195 or email at [email protected] for consultation and free estimates.

Cottage Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®

 (10/28/SUB-TC)

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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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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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82 Cullman Road, Arab, AL 35016, USA

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.

(MO/23/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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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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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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Hanover, PA 17331, USA

Stephen Ambrose -“The Chair Seat Weaver” is a 4th generation professional chair seat weaver. After a recent move in early 2021 from York, Pennsylvania, where he lived and worked for many years, Stephen is now providing chair seat weaving services in Hanover, PA.

Stephen uses natural materials in the hand-weaving techniques of hole-to-hole cane or lace caning, press-in cane fabric or spine caning, and also does handwoven splint seats.

Stephen takes on minor furniture repair too, so if your pieces need some TLC in that area be sure to inquire about those services.

“Please call or email and I’ll get back to you to schedule your appointment and give directions to my shop. Looking forward to meeting you!” – Stephen Ambrose, The Chair Seat Weaver.

To put a face with the name, check out this Youtube video! Stephen’s chair caning talents were featured on the local TV station where he used to work as a broadcasting engineer before retiring!

Steve Ambrose-Retired Broadcasting Engineer now Chair Caner

A few years ago, ABC27, a local broadcast station in Pennsylvania, did a spot on Steve on their newscast, too.

Steve Ambrose, Pennsylvania Seat Weaver on ABC Channel 27

(10/22/TC)

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918 Maple Street, Perrysburg, OH 43551, USA

Carrie Weiss, owner of Black Swamp Seat Weaving, LTD, was taught to weave by her grandmother at the early age of 15.

Her grandmother patiently taught her to take pride in her work, weave the best she possibly can, and to continually challenge herself.

After 45+ years, she continues to do this to this very day.

Over the years since Carrie first began weaving, she has expanded her abilities to include ALL forms of weaving, such as, hand cane, blind cane, cane webbing, rush, splint, and wicker.

She works on weaving projects for individuals, museums, refinishers, upholsterers, interior decorators, and many others.

Carrie also treats every project with the care and meticulous attention it deserves, while taking on some of the most difficult projects.

Every project is a challenge that she is confident she will complete.

Not only does Carrie care about the finished project and the happiness it will bring her customers, but she also loves what she does, and it shows.

(11/05/TC)

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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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Saint Albans, VT 05478, United States
Trinity, FL 34655

ThatWickerGuy.com is determined to bring you the best quality Antique Wicker on the market today!

Whether furnishing an Adirondack Mountain Camp, a Beach House or an Urban Condo, we have antique wicker and antique rustic furniture, ranging from country to sophisticated, to meet your specific needs.

Owners Wayne and Kathie Gonyea are anxious to work with collectors, designers, and decorators. We are one of a few sources for top-quality American made antique wicker furniture manufactured during the 1880s–1930s.

The restoration of antique wicker is a nearly lost art being lovingly preserved by Wayne and Kathie. Each piece that we sell is cleaned, inspected and professionally restored before being sold.

Wayne is a well-known, respected craftsman/artisan able to both restore the structural integrity of heirloom wicker furniture as well as provide painstaking detail in reweaving damaged areas. Kathie utilizes her artistic knowledge and experience to revive the color, finish, and patina of much-loved wicker pieces bringing them back to their original beauty.

How can we help you with your antique wicker furniture needs? Have a question? If you love antique wicker or great camp furniture as much as we do, we need to talk! We gladly work with individuals, collectors, and designers to assist with developing outstanding decorating plans.

Visit our website, ThatWickerGuy.com  to see our extensive inventory and information about our restoration services.  We personally answer all phone calls, so give us a call at 727-992-2142 or email us at [email protected]

We have two locations: Saint Albans, Vermont (05478) in the summer and Trinity, Florida (34655) in the winter. We do not have an open shop but will gladly welcome you by appointment to visit our Vermont warehouse where our entire inventory is located.

(fl-1/01/23)

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360D-2487 Kaladar Ave, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 0W9 Canada

BeSeated.ca has been providing seatweaving services to Canada’s national capital area for over fifty years.

NEW OWNER & NEW LOCATION: In 2019 Michael Freen acquired the business from Pierre Amyotte, the previous owner, and relocated Be Seated to Ottawa, Ontario.

We provide quality repairs to furniture woven in a variety of materials, including hand and pre-woven cane, Danish cord, rush, seagrass, reed, splint and rawhide.

We also carry seatweaving supplies for customers who would like to repair their own furniture.

Please have a look at our website for a full list of supplies and services we have available and check out our Instagram for photos of our latest work.

Proud Cottage Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.® (TSWG)

(Sub-2/18/25)

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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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11629 West 800 South, Westville, IN 46391, USA

Jules Caning Shop, located in Westville, IN is a home-based seatweaving business with 13-years experience.

We specialize in hand caning, pre-woven cane, rush, split weave, Danish cord, leather seat inserts, and wicker furniture repair.

Services also include minor repairs and regluing of frames and free estimates after a physical assessment.

Pictures may be sent via text or email for a rough estimate, final quote on physical inspection.

Business Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®

(10/1/TC)

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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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349 Campbell Avenue, Belford, NJ 07718, USA

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)

(4/1/23)

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926 Gilman Street, Berkeley, CA 94710, USA

Chair Caning, Splint, Rush, Danish Cord, Rawhide, Rattan and Wicker Repair are the specialties of The Caning Shop Restoration since 1969. Chair caning and basketry classes are available, too.

Jim Widess, owner of The Caning Shop in Berkeley, CA sells chair caning and basketry supplies and is the author of two best-selling weaving books: The Caner’s Handbook and The Complete Guide to Chair Caning.

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

(11/01/23)

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