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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.®
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.®
Weaving Restoration is the Chair Caning and Wicker Repair division of Bruce H. Kreymborg Refinishing and Conservation, a family operated, full-service antique restoration business in Southampton, NY, started in 1967.
Katherine K. Wilson, owner of Weaving Restoration and Bruce’s daughter, provides all the chair caning and wicker furniture restorations, while Bruce and his associates provide major and minor furniture restorations and upholstery.
“We’re a complete source for all your restoration needs! No job is too big or too small.”
See Katherine’s website and Facebook fan page for more photos, click on the icons.
Corporate Members of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®
(Sub-9/2/23) Chair Caning
(Sub-9/2/23) Wicker Repair
David W. Dick Chair Caning has performed expert cane seat weaving and restoration, serving Illinois, Indiana, and the greater Midwest, since 1975.
We weave strand cane, sometimes called lace cane, and loom-woven (pressed cane), wide binding cane, and splints. We gladly stain to match the original material and furniture. And are always more than willing to discuss your seat weaving needs including giving free estimates.
Nothing leaves our shop until it’s perfect — count on it! References available upon request.
Proud Charter and Cottage Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.® (TSWG)
(Seatweaving SUB 1/04/23)
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.®
Debbie Weckwerth Chair Caning is a home-based shop with over 30 years experience, offering all types of chair seatweaving, hand caning, prewoven cane, splint, porch cane and wicker repair. Sample patterns on display.
Easy one-hour drive from Minneapolis with a south-central location.”Quality work with reasonable prices keeps repairing your antiques affordable.”
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.®
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.®
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.”
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.
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.®
Schuler Reed Furniture, owned by Morgan Schuler is dedicated to quality repairs on cane furniture. Located just ten miles from Brookville, Indiana, between Cincinnati, OH and Indianapolis, IN, provides seat weaving services to this broad area.
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.
I am self-taught with the help of many people from around the world, and 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, and binder cane. I have done some light wickerwork and a couple other small repairs, and if I have not done a type of repair before I will typically try to figure it out so I can try to perfect it.
I have had to color-match wood repairs on chairs, and I am able to get those pretty close when necessary but have not taken on any large refinishing jobs. At this time, I am not looking to tackle that challenge.
Before repairing 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.
When possible, I offer pick-up and delivery 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.®
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!
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.®
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.
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 http://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.
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.®
Bayberry Seatweaving is now located in Bellevue, Nebraska, just south of Omaha, after recently moving from Canton, Massachusetts. 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.
My mother was the Extension Service agent for Dukes County on Martha’s Vineyard – great place to grow up on!! 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 keep doing these same skills and incorporating other seat weaving types 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.
Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®
Den of Antiquity specializes in hand, French and insert cane, all types of antique and modern wicker, natural and fiber rush, splint seats, Danish cord, bamboo, rattan, and outdoor plastic patio furniture restoration.
Owner Sandra Rosar, has been weaving for over 45 years and worked at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, VA and has restored pieces for the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. There is not much that she hasn’t seen or done in the world of weaving with her numerous years of experience.
Sandra receives projects from many areas of the country that require imagination, creativity, engineering, and fine, detailed restoration to skillfully bring the piece back to its original condition. She maintains a shop with a master woodworker who assists with projects if needed and has just as many years of experience in refinishing, gluing, repairing, and restoration as Sandra.
Den of Antiquity works on all types of furniture, from antique to modern, in homes, hotels, offices, restaurants, yachts, and will travel to your location when requested to do so. No job is too big or small, simple or complicated!
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.®
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