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Below are random expert ads from our four repair categories; Caning, Wicker, Upholstery, and Refinishing.
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.
Pick-up and delivery services within 50 miles of Portland, Maine is also available.
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.
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.
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!
A few years ago, ABC27, a local broadcast station in Pennsylvania, did a spot on Steve on their newscast, too.
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!
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.
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.®
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.®
Located in the lovely Green Mountain State of Vermont, The Lost Arts Workshop is dedicated to carrying on the craft and tradition of chair caning and seat weaving.
Our current restoration services include:
- Strand Cane
- Pressed Cane
- New England Porch Cane Weave
- Fibre Rush
- Flat Reed
We are always striving to grow and expand, so check back with us often to see what new services we can offer.
Free estimates are gladly provided and local pick up and delivery are complimentary.
Cottage Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild Inc.®
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
The Caning Lady is nestled in a quaint Mississippi river valley town in southeastern Minnesota, but not too far south of Minneapolis/St. Paul to enjoy the drive.
Since 1986, I’ve been restoring precious family heirlooms; bringing your cherished treasures back to life is my passion and what I love to do!
I specialize in traditional hand caning, pressed cane, porch weave, Spiderweb, Daisy, Button and other unique patterns. I also weave with hickory bark, splint, Shaker tape and paper fiber rush.
You may contact me via phone or email for quotes, but please put “Chair Caning” in the subject line when emailing. I’m looking forward to working with you.
Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild Inc.®
Antiques by Futura–Founded by John and Carol Bessone in 1992, is now operated by son Robert and daughter Regina. Boasting a 10,000 square foot showroom full of Antique and Vintage furniture and decor that we’ve been collecting for well over 30 years and have available for purchase.
We also have a full-service repair and refinishing shop with a complete seat weaving room to take care of your chair caning needs. We do Cane, Rush, Danish cord, Rattan Wicker, and Upholstery repair as well as Refinishing and Restoring Furniture of all types. Local pick-up and delivery are also available.
Call or email today for your chair caning, upholstery or refinishing job appointment. When you come for that appointment, be sure to peruse the antique furniture in the showroom, you’ll be glad you did!
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.®
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.®
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.®
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.
Bruce H. Kreymborg Restoration & Conservation is a full-service family operated antique restoration and conservation business begun by Bruce H. Kreymborg in 1967.
Master craftsmen Bruce and his four associates provide major and minor furniture restorations and also restore metal furniture, statues, stained glass, mosaic, mirror frames, fiberglass pieces, upholstery and more. Serving Southhampton and all the surrounding area.
Daughter Katherine K. Wilson, owner of Weaving Restoration provides all the chair caning and wicker furniture restorations for the company.
We’re open year-round, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, Saturdays by appointment only, closed Sundays.
We’re a complete restoration source, meeting all your restoration needs! No job is too big or too small.
Corporate Members of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®
(SUB 9/2/21) Refinishing
(SUB 9/2/21) Upholstery
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.®
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.®
Sherman Chair Caning–I have been in business since 1995 and specialize a wide array of caning services: Hand and Pressed Caning, Fibre and Natural Rush, Danish Cord, Splint Weave, Shaker Tape, Binding Cane, Specialty Caning and wicker repair.
In addition to working with my own customers, I have been called upon to work with some of the top furniture restoration businesses in the region, fulfilling any or all of their chair caning needs.
Therefore, if you bring me a chair that is in need of chair caning as well as restoration, you should know that no matter what condition it may be in, I have resources available to ensure that you will have many more years of enjoyment left in your chair.
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