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

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131 West 2nd Street, #120, Duluth, MN 55802-2193

TR Tolzmann, hand chair caner since 1972. I also refinished furniture in what I think is the traditional way.

Hand chair caning is work that makes me feel good. Why? It re-enlivens tradition—hand work—a craft. It makes something usable again—restores it, as it were.

It can use skill and dedication in the caning—the doing. The skill is a natural trait—good with my hands, it seems to be an inherent trait.

It seems the skill is essentially wanting to do it well.

I also offer lessons in whistling, singing, playing the French horn. As well as lessons and advice on refinishing, repairing, caning, upholstering, and furniture building.

Contact today for directions and let me know what services I can provide to help you on your project.

(12/1/23)

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2774 N County Rd 950 E, Seymour, IN 47274, United States

Andy’s Caning is a third-generation chair caner with 30+ years of personal experience, offering expert chair caning, reed, and rattan weaving services to Southern Indiana and beyond. Arrangements can be made for pickup and delivery throughout the state.

Cottage & Member-at-Large of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®

(SUB-8/019/22)

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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!

(3/01/23)

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70 Maxwell Road, Latham, NY 12110, USA

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.

(4/01/23)

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1438 Baylor Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80909, USA

Rodney’s Caning has been providing chair caning and seatweaving since 1972. Our specialties are hole caning, machine caning, splint, Danish cord, wicker, fiber rush, Shaker tape, slab rattan, and almost any other kind of woven seat, including unusual patterns.

We also offer some gluing and minor repair, plus FREE estimates with fair prices. Home shop serving Colorado for over 20 years! Give us a call for jobs big or small!

(SUB 1/1/23)

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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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1617 Mellwood Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206, USA

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.

(SUB-6/05/23)

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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

(11/1/23)

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5650 Cade Street, Haslett, MI 48840, USA

Back Porch Caning is a cottage industry specializing in chair seat weaving, located in Haslett, Michigan near Lansing with over 35 years experience in restoring woven chair seats.

I replace most seat patterns and weaves including hard-to-find specialty weaves, using the original type of material and design. I offer six-way hole cane, sheet or pressed cane, fiber rush, natural rush, and wheat wrapped rush, Danish cord and Danish binder seats, porch weaves such as binder cane and reed in basketweave, or herringbone, seagrass, and Shaker tape.

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

(8/01/23)

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8665 Mission Gorge Road, Santee, CA 92071, USA

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!

(2/01/23)

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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-2/18/23)

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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.®

(Sub-11/4/23)

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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.®

(2/1/23)

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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.®

(1/01/23)

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333 Creek Road, Wallingford, VT 05773, USA

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.®

(8/1/23)

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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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1827 Cecil Wampler Road, Mount Crawford, VA 22841, USA

V.R. Weaving has over 15+ years of experience doing cane, fiber rush, splint wood seats, Danish cord, and teach classes.

Most reweaving can be completed within a two-week period. Pick-up and/or delivery in the DC area, Richmond, and others for an additional fee.

Bring in more than two chairs–get a 10% discount!

(12/01/23)

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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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Outing, Minnesota 56662, USA

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

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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.

Pick-up and delivery services within 50 miles of Portland, Maine is also available.

(10/1/23)

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