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Caning Canada Woven Furniture Repair

Caning Canada has been providing expert woven furniture repair services since 1986 

My husband David and I have rented our house, allowing us to travel this beautiful country in our RV while bringing our furniture weaving services to a town near you. 

Seat Weaving While RVing - Cane, Danish Cord, Fibre Rush, Seagrass, Rattan, and Shaker Tape Chair Repair

Weaving Material and Styles Offered by Caning Canada

A chair is only as good as its seat. As artisan seat weavers we are able to offer the most intricate weaving methods using multiple materials including Danish cord, seagrass, fibre rush, cane, rattan, and Shaker tape.

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

If you would like to mail your woven chairs to Caning Canada for weaving repair most chair seats and backs can be removed and then mailed to our winter site. Check out our shipping page for more details. 

For a furniture weaving repair estimate please send a photo of your project to [email protected] or text us at 403-613-5801 showing the full piece, the top of the piece and the bottom.

I will need your location and contact details for our booking list.

Seat Weaving While RVing

Coming to a Town Near You

We are seat weaving while RVing and we appreciate your understanding that we aren't set up to offer any type of instruction or weaving material supply. 

Learn more about the history and the midcentury woven pieces designed by the following icons. 

Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard

Arne Hovmand-Olsen

J.L. Moller's 

Borge Mogensen

Hans Olsen

Giovanni (Gio) Ponti

Hans Jorgen Wegner

Poul M. Volther

Arne Vodder, Erik Worts, H W Klein, Kofod-Larsen, Poul Cadiovius, Erik Kollig Andersen, and Palle Pedersen

Hans Wegner Danish Cord CH23 Dining Chair

Danish Cord

Mid-century and modern Danish cord chairs are woven with the standard basket weave pattern or the traditional rushing pattern using Danish paper cord. 

The Danish cord is available in beige, black, and white. 

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Examples of furniture woven with binding cane

Binding Cane

Caning Canada has extensive experience repairing binding cane or rattan woven furniture. 

Binding cane or rattan is used to wrap furniture legs and arms and is often used to create magazine shelves on vintage tables. 

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Mid-Century Børge Mogensen Dining Chairs by Søborg Møbelfabrik Armchair 157 woven in seagrass


Twisted seagrass was used to weave vintage chairs prior to Danish cord. 

Peter Hvidt and Borge Mogensen are two mid-century designers whose chairs are generally woven using seagrass.  

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Italian chair woven with fibre rush

Fibre Rush

Fibre rush is a very durable one-ply, twisted paper made to resemble real twisted bull rushes. 

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Examples of pre-woven cane chairs

Pre-Woven Cane

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.

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

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Hand woven cane settee in sunshine pattern with hanging medallions

Hand Woven Cane

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 furniture woven with two gauges of cane


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 which provides for a beautiful woven chair.

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Rocking chair woven with black Shaker tape

Shaker Tape

Cotton strapping is used to wrap straight edge chairs and is available in a multitude of colours. 

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Comparison of fresh Danish cord to vintage Danish cord

Fresh Weave vs. Vintage Weave

How do I clean Danish cord?

How do I care for cane furniture?

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See What People Are Saying

"A glowing testimonial! Highly recommended!"

Caning Canada Reviews

It just tickles us pink when we receive glowing reviews from the good folks we have restored weaving for. 

David and I became Caning Canada - Seat Weaving While RVing in late November 2020.

Providing our weaving services as we explore Canada in our RV as nomads have presented me with the opportunity to learn more about social media and marketing in an ever-changing environment. I wouldn't have guessed in a thousand years that I would develop a website or create a presence on Instagram and Facebook. Well, here we are, living our dream and loving it. Not without challenges but hey, that's life. Isn't it?

One of our biggest challenges is letting the great folks in Canada know that we are here and always do our very best at restoring their woven treasures. 

We really appreciate it when you let us know how we did and share our existence with the good people you know. 

Check out what people are saying about Caning Canada and let us know what you think as well because we really do care what you think. 

You can share your review for Caning Canada at which is our Canada site or for the province of British Columbia. 

JH 539 Stool in Teak and Cane, Johannes Hansen,1950s

JH 539 Stool

Hans Wegner



Danish Cord

Mid-Century Modern MCM Woven Furniture

It's always such a pleasure to have a chat with Justin when we meet up for weaving projects. Check out what Justin has to offer in his wonderful shop Kollektion located in Calgary, Alberta. 

A classic Danish side table by Arne Hovmand-Olsen for Mogens Kold, circa the 1960s. This table features a sturdy two-tier design with the bottom magazine shelf supported by handwoven cane or rattan. The second cane shelf can easily be removed and mailed to Caning Canada for cane replacement. 


CH 24 Wishbone or "Y" Chair

CH 24 Wishbone or "Y" Chair

CH 24 Wishbone or "Y" Chair

CH 24 Wishbone or "Y" Chair

CH 24 Wishbone or "Y" Chair

CH 24 Wishbone or "Y" Chair

Going back to what we've said before about how we charge for weaving projects. David and I love our lifestyle and it's really important to us to have a positive impact on everything we do. We want you to be able to restore the woven furniture that is precious to you so we charge what is what we consider to be the lowest compensation for the time we can accept. If we were to start charging based on our unique skill set then many people wouldn't be able to restore their chairs and we want you to restore your chairs. 

Caning Canada - saving woven treasures one town at a time.

CH 24 Wishbone or “Y” Chair is the most famous and sold chair designed by Wegner originally released in 1949.

Our Story

Melissa's chairs are a very well-made Danish chair that closely resembles the Moller Chair 71. This is an Arne Hovmandd-Olsen Chair 175 designed in 1955 and produced by The original Danish cord was attached to the underside of the chair frame with staples. Caning Canada provides a service to remove the existing staples and then supply and install the Danish hook nails prior to replacing the Danish cord weave.  

Danish Cord

One of the first five chairs Hans J. Wegner designed for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1950, the CH 23 dining chair is an early example of Wegner’s unique style and insightful craftsmanship. The elegant chair features iconic Wegner details, such as the cruciform caps on the backrest and a special double-woven paper cord seat. The double rail of CH 23 provides an eye-catching weave that can't help but make a statement. 

Hans Wegner

What a Marketplace find. This chair can't help but get noticed with a pre-woven cane backrest with multiple curves and angles to make a seat weaver's brain go boom-boom. The original manufacturer knows exactly how to make the cane webbing dance into place. Caning Canada needs to take a deeeeeep breath and let loose to get the dance steps just right. 

This specific chair cannot have the backrest removed so that it can be mailed for caning repair. Most chair seats and back can be removed and mailed for caning repair. Check out our chair shipping page for more information. 



This handwoven cane chair was so unique and pretty. I love it when I get a first and I believe this is my very first chair where the frame is was from a paper mache. Hand caning has been around since the beginning of time; or just about the beginning of time. 


David has me figured out. Hand caning takes the absolute longest time to weave and then you add the intricacies of medallions and the sun and the whole game changes. 

A smile comes to my face as I imagine the hours of meditative bliss I'm about to experience. I find such joy knocking around in my head while I weave cane by hand. 


It just amazes me how such beautiful things are created with strands of rattan. 

Antique porch rockers are typically woven with a flat reed material. This beautiful set was woven in the herringbone pattern with the flat reed. Lovely folks, lovely chairs. 

I must say that I think this is the largest piece I received by courier so far. As crated up and sent to us in Calgary, Alberta from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Just feel the awe of cane woven in the sunshine pattern with hanging medallions. Warms my heart when weave these pieces.  

Childhood memories and woven family heirlooms cross our path regularly. Grandma's chairs were originally woven in a round reed or wicker. I don't do this type of weaving. We settled on weaving these wonderful sturdy chairs in seagrass. I love how the colourations of the seagrass add interest and depth to the woven surface. I wasn't sure how it was going to work out however we were tickled pink with the results.  

Our Location Until April 2022

Fort Langley, British Columbia with Meet-Ups in Vancouver

Our Travel Plans 2022

Calgary, Alberta - mid-April to mid-May

Regina stop

Thunder Bay stop

Ottawa, Ontario - June

Toronto, Ontario - July

London, Ontario - August

Winnipeg stop

Kamloops, BC - 2 Weeks September

Penticton, BC late September to mid-October

Vancouver area mid-October to mid-April

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