Caning Services

Hand Woven Chair Cane

Hand woven chair cane is the type of hand cane that is completely woven by hand, if you turn your chair upside down you will see that the cane is woven through little holes in the wood seat of the chair, and you will notice little loops of cane from hole to hole.

Splint Weave Chair Cane

A splint seat weave seat is done with a flat reed. Splint is a flat, woody material cut from the inside of the rattan palm. Traditionally splint was oak, ash, or hickory; today flat reed and flat oval reed are often substituted. The materials I use are very strong and most free of hairs and splits.

Rush Weave – Fiber & Natural Rush

Fiber rush is a twisted kraft paper. Natural rush seat chairs with round rails can have seats woven either of rush or of splint; the original seat usually shows which type to use. Rush seat weaving can be used with chairs of simple design like the early American ladder back style chair seats. Rush seat weaving can be used if the chairs seat rails are all the same height or if the two side rails are a bit higher than the rails at the front and back of the seat.

Pre Woven Chair Cane

Prewoven cane webbing is used on seats with a groove around the edge. Cane webbing is woven on power looms from natural strand cane in the Orient into traditional and modern patterns.

Blind Weave & Double Blind Weave

Blind weaving means that the holes that hold the cane are drilled halfway through the wood so you can't see the loop of the cane on the backside. Double blind caning is the same but the caning is repeated on the back or underneath side too. Double blind weave is like doing two chairs in one. Blind caning and double blind cane are very labor intensive, and time consuming. Each and every strand has to be cut exactly to size, and then a drop of glue on the strand before being inserted into the hole, then a peg placed in the hold to secure that strand for drying. Generally this type of cane is used in high end antiques and museum quality pieces.

Wicker Repair

Wicker is woven fiber formed into a rigid material, most often used for baskets or furniture. Wicker is often made of material of plant origin, but plastic fibers are also used. Wicker is light yet sturdy, making it suitable for furniture that will be moved often like porch and patio furniture. ...Read More