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SHEET CANING

Sheet cane is the most frequently observed method for caning modern chairs. The cane comes in a large sheet which is then is cut to size and is pressed down or hammered into a groove around the perimeter of the chair seat. You can tell a sheet caned piece from a hand caned piece by the length of spline where the cane meets the wood of the chair. Sheet cane can be used for seats, backs, wings, canoe seats, radiator covers, or used as a decorative detail on cabinetry or bars.

RUSH

Rush style seats are very popular and are considered to be any seat with four triangles meeting in the middle. A skilled craftsman can weave a rush pattern with just about any chord material but most popular are: Fibre rush (different sizes), danish chord, and the premium wheat wrapped rush.

REED/ROUND

A common weaving material, reed or round is taken from the center of the rattan plant which provides a strong but light weaving material. Round can be found on chairs made of metal, wood, wrought iron, and reed or wicker. Reed is the same material used on wicker furniture. Seen above is a detail of an MR20 originally designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. 

RE-GLUING

During normal wear and tear the glue in an old chair can often dry out and the chair can become wobbly.  We carefully inspect each chair to determine if it requires a re-glue. This is to ensure that you have a safe, "like new" chair when we are finished with it. 

During normal wear and tear the glue in an old chair can often dry out and the chair can become wobbly.  We carefully inspect each chair to determine if it requires a re-glue. This is to ensure that you have a safe, "like new" chair when we are finished with it. 

UPHOLSTRY

We also offer upholstery. You can bring your own fabric in, or choose from our supply. We have hundreds to choose from. 

We also offer upholstery. You can bring your own fabric in, or choose from our supply. We have hundreds to choose from. 

HAND CANING

Hand caning is the traditional method of caning and has been around for centuries. By using individual strands of cane material, the caner achieves the final pattern by weaving one strand at a time. There are several techniques such as:  Traditional, French, and binder hand caning.  Cane patterns can vary in size and style.  Hand cane pieces generally carry more value as they become more rare in the antique world. 

WHEAT WRAP RUSH

Wheat wrap rush is a premium material that we offer. It is the traditional material originally used since the early 16th century. It finishes the chair off with a beautiful golden glow. 

WICKER

Wicker is an umbrella term that is used to describe anything woven with willow or rattan. It is a style of weaving that generally uses a wood or reed core to support thinner decorative reed patterns on top.  Wicker is a very versatile, beautiful material and can be seen on pieces such as: chairs, baskets, cages, lampshades, curtains, and decorative details. 

REPAIRS

Our skilled craftsmen are able to repair most any break. We give the piece a full inspection upon arrival and determine whether it needs a repair, a splice in (above) OR, if a part needs to be replaced. 

Our skilled craftsmen are able to repair most any break. We give the piece a full inspection upon arrival and determine whether it needs a repair, a splice in (above) OR, if a part needs to be replaced. 

REFINISHING/OILING

Give you piece a new look with some beautiful coloured stains, or keep it classic natural.  We offer refinishing of all kinds. Including Danish oil. 

Give you piece a new look with some beautiful coloured stains, or keep it classic natural.  We offer refinishing of all kinds. Including Danish oil. 

DANISH CHORD

Danish chord first gained popularity in the mid-century modern furniture movement and was largely used on pieces of Scandinavian decent. It is a durable paper chord material and has been used for many decades. It can be woven in many different styles and patterns. Seen here is the "basket weave" done by one of our weavers. 

RAWHIDE

Raw Hide is a very versatile, durable and widely used material that has been used since ancient times. It can be used on seats, benches, backs, canoe seats, snow shoes, or as a decorative accent on a piece such as this shelf (above) from a 1960's side table. 

SEAGRASS

Seagrass is a weed that is spun into a rustic looking chord. Often confused with Danish chord, seagrass gives a more charming cottage look to a piece. It can be woven in many different patterns. 

Seagrass is a weed that is spun into a rustic looking chord. Often confused with Danish chord, seagrass gives a more charming cottage look to a piece. It can be woven in many different patterns. 

SPLINT/ASH/HICKORY

This style of weaving goes by many different names: splint/reed/pith/hickory/ash and is also often confused with shaker tape. Splint is made of long thin strips of the rattan plant often 3/4" to 1 1/2" wide. 

CUSTOM WORK/GENERAL

We specialize in full restoration work and take great care in every piece that comes into our shop.  We cover a range of services, if its furniture? We can help. We want to fix your piece for you in the most appropriate way possible. If you are having a problem with your piece we can look at it, fix it, or  at the very least point you in the direction of the appropriate trusted craftsmen. 

We specialize in full restoration work and take great care in every piece that comes into our shop.  We cover a range of services, if its furniture? We can help. We want to fix your piece for you in the most appropriate way possible. If you are having a problem with your piece we can look at it, fix it, or  at the very least point you in the direction of the appropriate trusted craftsmen.