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Below are random expert ads from our four repair categories; Caning, Wicker, Upholstery, and Refinishing.
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.
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.®
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)
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.
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.®
Barbara’s Caning and Weaving, also known in the region as Broward Furniture Refinishing & Caning is located in Fort Lauderdale and has served Broward County and the surrounding area for over 25 years, reweaving chair seats.
Owner Barbara Marx, started weaving many years ago when she needed her own four chairs re-caned. She was living in New York City at the time, in the 1980s, and decided to learn the chair caning craft on her own.
Barbara liked caning so much that she later went into the seat weaving business, providing services of hole caning, pressed cane webbing, paper rush and repairs to wicker furniture, too.
Always up for a challenge, not only do we work on chair seats, but also love seats, benches, and even cabinet doors on yachts!
Our services also include repair and re-gluing of chairs. We do work for several local antique dealers in Florida and New York, too.
Call or email today so we can discuss your chair caning needs. Then we’ll set up an appointment and give directions to our shop!
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.”
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!
A few years ago, ABC27, a local broadcast station in Pennsylvania, did a spot on Steve on their newscast, too.
Black Swamp Seat Weaving, LTD, chair caning repair expert is located in NW Ohio in Perrysburg. For over 35 years owner Carrie Weiss has done all forms of chair seat weaving from hand caning to wicker repairs.
She was taught to weave at age 15 by her grandmother who instilled the value of olde-world craftsmanship. Custom work, reasonable pricing, pick-up, delivery available.
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.
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.®
Natural Environments is a seat weaving business in Waukesha County, Wisconsin started in 1979.
Owner Rita Brown offers expert weaving in hand caning, pre-woven cane, Shaker tape, flat reed and binder cane weaves.
Rita takes pride in restoring your chair to an attractive, useful piece of furniture.
Send a picture to share with her. Mailing Address: 117 W State Rd, North Prairie, WI 53153,
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.®
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!
Supplying quality Seatweaving and Basketweaving supplies for over a century, since 1917! Also repair all types of chair repairs, hand cane, cane webbing, Danish Cord, binder cane, Shaker tape, wicker repair, fibre rush, natural rush etc.
Regluing service, pickup and delivery available, also complete weaving supplies.
Remember, “A chair is only as good as the seat that is in it.”
Founding 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.”
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!
Step-In-Time-Antiques is a home-based business specializing in hole-to-hole chair caning, pressed/machine/spline cane, and binder cane in various patterns (e.g. herringbone, New England Porch Weave, Finger Lakes Fan Weave, etc.), paper fiber rush and Shaker tape weaving.
Will do some minor structural repair. Free estimates and local pickup/delivery. Good rates!
Charter Member of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®
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.
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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