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

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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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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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3938 Newhouse Rd, Ostrander, OH, 43061 United States

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.®

(3/01/23)

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75 Lincoln Ave, Lisbon, NH 03585, USA

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.

(4/1/23)

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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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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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1015 Kelly St SW, Massillon, Ohio 44647, USA

The Crooked Rim Chair Caning & Seat Weaving, located in Massillon, Ohio, is a home-based business owned and operated by the husband and wife team, Jeff and Robbin Huss.

Robbin has been weaving baskets and chair seats for over 30 years and Jeff has been weaving for over 15 years.

The Crooked Rim offers traditional 7-step hand cane, fancy cane patterns, pressed cane, woven patterns, natural and fiber rush, seagrass, splint, reed, and Shaker tape.

Pictures of your project can be sent via text or email for a rough estimate. A final quote will then be given upon physical inspection of the chair.

If you want to learn to cane your own chair seats, we also teach FREE classes in Cuyahoga Falls at the Quirk Cultural Center alongside Master Caner Janet Noall.

Contact us today for caning class schedule dates and times or to make your seatweaving repair appointment.

Members of The SeatWeavers’ Guild Inc.® (TSWG)

 

(11/4/TC)

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349 Campbell Avenue, Belford, NJ 07718, USA

Cane and Able is a repair and restoration service that for over ten years has worked in the local community offering individual attention to each project.

Customers are private clients, local museums and area antique dealers in Monmouth County. Services are woven and pressed cane, fibre rush, natural rush, Shaker tape, and splint weaving. Also chair repair, part replacements and duplication, stripping and refinishing. Free estimates, pick-up and delivery additional.

Charter Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.® (TSWG)

(4/1/23)

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555 Walnut Circle, Bellville, TX 77418, USA
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At Doug Werner Seatweaving and Furniture Repair we have been providing seatweaving including Cane, Rush, Splint, Danish Cord and Wicker since 2005.

We serve SE and Central Texas, including the Houston Metro area.

(12/29 TC)

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488 Pearl Ln, Repton, AL 36475, USA

For over 30 years Judith Larkin’s home-based business, Raising Cane, has provided expert hand and pressed cane; paper rush; and splint seat repairs. She is willing to tackle any unusual assignments or weave unique patterns.

You’ll see Judith at area heritage festivals giving demonstrations – always promoting the craft of chair seat weaving!

Check us out now recently relocated from Medina, New York to the southern part of Alabama in Repton, not far from the Florida border, ya’ll!

(5/01/23)

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36 Hinchman Road, Medford, NJ 08055, USA

Celebrating 50 years, Dovetail Antique Wicker, established in 1974, has offered for sale a variety of styles of the highest quality, authentic American period wicker furniture (circa 1870-1930) available in the marketplace today.

Dovetail Antiques has been featured in many of Richard Saunders’ antique wicker books, such as: The Official Price Guide to Wicker 1985, Wicker Furniture: A Guide to Restoring and Collecting 1990, and Living with Wicker 1992.

We also specialize in superior-quality wicker repair and restoration with exceptional attention to detail.

We provide personal service, custom painting, and assistance with shipping.

Contact us today to purchase wicker furniture from our vast inventory or 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.

(10/27-TC)

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Monterey, CA 93950, USA

At Kinghan of Kalifornia we are a three-generation family business with nearly forty years of restoration experience.

Our specialty being all types of seat weaving, chair repair, restoration and upholstery.

“I love what I do and get great satisfaction giving a new life to a loved piece of furniture.”

“After all this time, I still get wicker or cane pieces that I’ve never seen before and I love a challenge.”

Free estimates, local deliveries, by appointment. Offering mobile services and on-site restoration.

We’re in collaboration with other local craftsmen full restoration services are available.

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

(TC-2/28)

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1659 North Sea Road, Southampton, NY 11968, USA

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

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3311 Westmoreland Ave NW, Canton, OH 44718, USA

Harry Johnston, owner of HSJ’s SeatWeaving has been serving the greater Canton, Ohio area since 2009.

Services that HSJ’s SeatWeaving provides are the following designs and/or patterns:

  • Seven step hole to hole cane in traditional hexagon, diamond and other patterns
  • Chair backs in snowflake and spider-web designs
  • Pressed cane
  • Paper fibre rush
  • Wide binding cane in herringbone and other patterns
  • Danish cord
  • Basket weave for chair seats

We provide the services of caning and seat weaving and also have the ability to stain and repair chairs if needed.

Contact today to discuss your project and set your appointment to get TLC for your cherished piece.

We do quality caning at reasonable prices!

(8/05/TC)

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117 W State Rd, North Prairie, WI 53153, USA

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
  • reeds
  • 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.

(12/27/SUB-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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20525 Sunshine Ln, Spring, TX 77388, USA

Your one stop furniture restoration shop in the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugarland metro area is Lazo’s Caning & Wicker, a family owned business, in Spring, Texas.

Since 2007, Lazo’s has been offering complete furniture restoration services such as:

  • Caning–hand cane, machine cane, blind cane, medallion cane, binder cane and custom cane projects, rattan wrapping
  • Splints–Shaker tape, Danish cord, seagrass, splints and reed splints
  • Rush–natural rush, paper fibre rush and French rush, drop-in seats
  • Wicker–antique reed wicker repair, paper fibre wicker,  new custom wicker furniture, outdoor plastic or resin wicker furniture
  • Upholstery–chairs, couches, tables, desks, wicker, outdoor wicker, marine, auto, replacing springs, foam restuffing/filling
  • Refinishing–wood finish restoration of tables, chairs, mantels, bed frames, desks, rattan furniture, entertainment centers
  • Wood re-glue and wood repair, and so much more
  • Pickup and delivery are available; contact for pricing
  • Complete line of fabrics for sale for your upholstery projects; purchase online or in the shop

Lazo’s commitment to exceptional customer service and high-quality furniture repair are why customers rave about our work and trust us to do the work right.

Don’t wait, contact us to book your appointment today!

(TC-(4)10/16/24)

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40386 296th Street, Arlington, MN 55307, USA
507-964-5887507-964-5887
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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.” 

(3/1/23)

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1355 49th Avenue, Winona, MN 55987, USA

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.®

(11/15/SUB-TC)

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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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