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Below are random expert ads from our four repair categories; Caning, Wicker, Upholstery, and Refinishing.
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!
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.®
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.®
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.®
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.®
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.®
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!
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.
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.®
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.
For over 45 years, Dovetail Antique Wicker has offered for sale a variety of styles of the highest quality, authentic period wicker furniture (circa 1870-1930) available in the marketplace today.
We also specialize in superior-quality wicker restoration with exceptional attention to detail. We provide personal service, custom painting, and assistance with shipping.
Contact us today 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.
Two shops in one–The Chair Man specializing in antique chair restoration; chair caning, fiber and natural rush, splint, Shaker tape and regluing the joints of chairs. The Tea Lady specializes in antique and vintage porcelain, pottery and glassware.
Over 20+ years of seatweaving experience and service. Pickup and delivery available for local Boston area.
Keeping wonderful (sometimes very old) chairs in use and circulation is our goal. We love the stories of how many chairs have been handed down within families or found on the side of the road.
Visit our website, see our work samples and us at antique shows!
Business Level Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®
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.
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.®
Natural Environments is a chair caning and seat weaving business in Waukesha County Wisconsin started in 1980.
I offer expert weaving in:
- hand caning
- pre-woven cane
- Shaker tape
- Danish cord
- binder cane weaves
Your piece is not just a chair or just a rocker, it is a memory of gatherings with friends and family, and of hours spent rocking generations of babies.
I learned to weave on a child’s rocker and high chair which have been in our family for 4 generations.
I work with individuals, refinishers, antique dealers and decorators. And I take pride in restoring pieces to an attractive, useful state again.
Make your appointment by phone or email today and then send a picture to share with me so we can discuss your project.
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.
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 as well as 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.®
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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.®
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.
The Caning Lady is nestled in the quaint Mississippi river valley town of Winona 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 and be sure to leave a message with your phone call so I know how to help you. I’m looking forward to working with you.
Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild Inc.®
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