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

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1659 North Sea Road, Southampton, NY 11968, USA

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

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43 Papoose Lane, Brookline, VT 05345, USA

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.

(12/9 GFSUBTC)

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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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444 Southwest Woodland Avenue, Fort White, FL 32038, USA

Jim’s Chair Caning, (a father & daughter team), offers hand caning, mat caning, Danish cord, rush weaving, hickory bark, fiber rush, and Shaker tape weaving, also minor chair repairing.

Pick-up and delivery service is available, too. We are located just West of High Springs and Gainesville, FLORIDA (home of the GATORS).

Cottage Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®

(12/30/MO-TC)

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597 East Street, New Haven, CT 06511, USA

East Street Arts is dedicated to fostering the creation of art through artisan training programs, workshops, and community interactions for persons of all abilities.

In our chair caning studio, Association of Artisans to Cane, we provide hands-on learning to artists of all abilities in the craft of seat weaving.

The artists use these skills to restore chairs for community members with oversight from highly trained staff. Each artist has the opportunity to learn various forms of seat weaving, including hand cane, pressed cane, paper rush, and flat reed/splint weaving, as well as other techniques.

The artists advance at their own pace; as one style of seat weaving is mastered, another style is taught. While most of the seat weaving is done to restore chairs for community members, donated chairs in good condition are also restored and sold in the shop.

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

(3/01/23)

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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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Virginia Beach, VA, 23462, USA

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.

(5/1/23)

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498 County Highway 5, Otego, NY 13825, USA

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.

(SUB 1/31/22)

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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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661 Alameda Avenue, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221, USA

Jan’s Chair Caning & Wicker Repair is a home-based business owned by Janet Noall, with over 40+ years experience in ALL TYPES of chair seat weaving, wicker furniture repair, and basket repair.

Want to learn how to cane chairs yourself? Jan also teaches FREE chair caning classes through the Park and Recreation Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH on Mondays from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Make an appointment today to get seatweaving TLC for your precious possessions today or to find out more about the FREE chair caning classes so you can DIY and learn from the pro!

Founding Member of The SeatWeavers’Guild, Inc.®

(11/5 GFSUBTC)

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Duncan, Oklahoma 73533, USA
405-708-3063405-708-3063

For 30+ years, Karen Scott, owner of H P Basketry and Caning LLC located in Duncan, OK has woven baskets and provided chair caning services in the area and well beyond.

This quality business includes all types of chair seat weaving; hand caning and pressed cane webbing,  Shaker tape and rattan in many patterns.

Wicker repair, basket repair, and minor structural repairs are also included, as is customer advice about the best stains and finishes to use on their heirlooms.

(6/23)

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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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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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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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20 Arch Street, Abington, MA 02351 USA

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.®

(12/24 GFSUBTC)

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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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188 Park Ridge Lane, Aurora, IL, 60504 USA

Hank’s Cane & Rush Restoration specializes in Hand Cane, Machine Cane Webbing, Paper Rush, Danish Cord, Shaker Tape and more. Sadly caning and rush seat weaving are fast becoming dying art forms and it is our intent not to let that happen. Each chair we see in the shop comes with a story or has a story yet to come!

Our mission at Hank’s is to restore your chair or furniture piece while refreshing the memory that accompanies it! Or possibly it’s a chair with memories still to unfold! Whatever you do, don’t throw that chair out without talking to us first! ~ Lynn

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

(5/1/23)

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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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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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80 King Street, Eustis, FL 32726, USA
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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.”

(SUB-1/21/24)

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