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Caning Canada Woven Furniture Repair

At Caning Canada - Seat Weaving While RVing, we have been providing quality seat weaving services since 1986. 

At Caning Canada we truly love the depth and character we find in all types of woven furniture from around the world and throughout the ages. I can't help but wonder if these pieces were living beings what stories and insight they could share. As a person who loves to let my mind wander in the past and hear a person's storey I often find myself daydreaming of what the piece I'm weaving wants to share.

Caning Canada wants to make the restoration of your family heirloom or newly discovered treasure obtainable therefore our pricing is based on weaving style, the material used, and the attachment process and not the value of the piece. 

My husband David and I have rented our house, allowing us to travel this beautiful country in our RV while bringing our weaving services to a town near you. Caning Canada offers Danish cord, seagrass, fibre rush, cane, rattan, flat reed, and Shaker tape weaving styles.

Our Travel Plans 2021

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Mid-July - Mid-August

Edmonton, Alberta- Mid-August to end of August

Cochrane, Alberta - September

Penticton, British Columbia - First two weeks of October

Vancouver Area - Mid-October - Mid-April

Our Travel Plans 2022

 We will be driving from Vancouver to Toronto on the TransCanada Highway. If you are on our route and have a weaving project, send us a message. 

We currently have projects booked in Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Pentiction, Regina, Toronto, and Winnipeg.

Please send a photo of your weaving project to [email protected] or text us a 403-613-5801 showing the full piece, the top of the piece and the bottom so I can provide you with an estimate.

I will gather your contact details and add them to our booking list, then contact you before we get to your beautiful part of our country.

Seat Weaving While RVing

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Craft as Cultural Documents

Furniture can be used as historical text as it reveals social history and meaning. 

There are three players associated with the furniture as cultural documents: the maker, the mediator and the user. 

At the top end of the scale, 'aristocrat or nobleman furniture' is made by highly skilled cabinetmakers whose work reflects the

latest stylistic tendencies. 

The middle group, 'country furniture', is made by cabinetmakers with good technical skills and whose work portrays the fashionable style of the day, typically in a simplified form lacking refinement. 

'Vernacular furniture' is made by anyone in order to address a functional need and not typically style. Showing a lack of furniture-making skills or training, this furniture is often unrefined

Weaving Styles Offered By Caning Canada

Danish mid-century modern mcm furniture incorporates minimalist design creating functional furniture with pure, clean lines. Chair frames are specifically designed to accept Danish cord material woven in a certain style.

Danish paper cord is a twisted paper cord that has been used to weave seats since the 1920s. Danish modern furniture gained popularity after World War II in Denmark and other European countries.

Mid-century and modern Danish cord chairs are woven with the standard basket weave pattern or the traditional rushing pattern. Chair frames are designed to accept a specific style of weaving and are therefore not interchangeable.

Some of the main Danish furniture designers include Peter Hvidt, Hans Moller, Hans Olsen, and Hans Wegner

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Binding cane or rattan is used to weave Danish

Mid-Century Modern furniture.

Some examples

Designed by Hans Wegner

JH505 Scandinavian Modern Cowhorn Chair, the 1960s,

CC31 Side Chair, the 1950s

W2 Chair 1950s

CH-27 Easy Chair 1950s

Rattan Cane JH-501 Armchair 1950s

AT-10 Coffee Table by Hans Wegner for Andreas Tuck, 1950s

Kofod Larsen Armchairs

Hans Olsen caned back rocking chairs.

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Twisted seagrass is a twisted grass originating from Asia.

Mid-century Modern examples of the material include

Mid-Century Model 316 Dining Chairs by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard

Borge Mogensen J39 Dining Chair and the N156 chair.

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Fibre rush is a very durable one-ply, twisted paper made to resemble real twisted bull rushes. Paper fibre or "fibre reed" was introduced when China had an embargo on rattan reed exportation.

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Pre-woven sheet cane is set into a routed out groove on the top side of the chair, held in place with a reed spline, no holes drilled in framework.

Pre-woven cane comes in many different patterns and gauges.

Also referred to as Cane webbing, pressed cane, pressed-in cane, machine cane, sheet cane, and spline cane.

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Holes are drilled through the chair frame for cane material to be woven through.

Also referred to as Rattan, wicker strand cane, lace caning, traditional caning, hole to hole caning and natural strand caning.

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Riempie chairs were used by the early 1820 South African settlers who were on the move and needed lightweight chairs that utilized the materials available and the technique of Riempies (leather thongs) provided this style of chair.

I don't do leatherwork, however, can offer to weave your Riempie chairs with a binding cane.

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Cotton strapping used to wrap straight edge chairs. 

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What type of woven furniture do you have? 

How to clean and maintain your woven furniture?

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