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Specialty Hand-Woven Cane, Pre-Woven Cane, and Rattan Furniture Repair, Caning Canada

Seat Weaving While Rving

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Hand Cane - Traditional Seven Step Hand Caning (with drilled holes)


Holes are drilled around the perimeter of the chair frame and individual strands of cane are hand woven through the series of drilled holes. 

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

Binding cane or rattan is used to weave Danish Mid Century Modern furniture.


Examples to the left are a magazine rack which sits under a table woven for Bex Vintage. Photographed on a Niels Møller Model 57 Armchair.


Top right photograph courtesy of Louche Milieu of a Hans Olsen rocking chair rewoven by Caning Canada.


Middle right Market Place find of a side table with a cane magazine rack.


Bottom right photo courtesy of Reclaim Vintage YYC caned back settee re woven by Caning Canada. 

Riempie chairs can be traced back to the traditional 17th century Dutch, Flemish, and English chairs. Riempies or leather straps that were readily available were used in place of cane or reed strips which had to be imported.


In the early 1820s, settlers in South Africa were on the move and needed lightweight chairs that utilized the materials available and the technique of riempies was most common. A simple, lightweight and strong chair that embraced the South African heritage.


Riempie chairs have stood the test of time and are still being produced in South Africa today.


Now I don't do leatherwork however I have found that weaving the Riempie chairs with two different gauges of cane provides a clean textured yet simple finished seat that is well suited to the chairs. Replacing the traditional leather straps with cane has been well received as the Riempie strapping with time transfers a powdery and caulk-like substance to one's clothing. 

Binding cane is also used to wrap Mid-century Modern MCM lamps and pod chairs. 

Hanging medallions can be woven in a sunrise pattern or using the seven step hand cane method.


This project consisted of a three seater settee with three hanging medallions on the backrest and two arm chairs with hanging medallions. The backs of all pieces were completed in the Sunrise pattern and the arms were completed in the standard seven step hand cane method. 

The rising sun pattern forms a sun ray with tight holes at the bottom of the ray and wider spaced holes along the sides and top of the ray.

The setting sun pattern forms a sun ray with tight holes at the top and the sides of the ray and wider spaced holes at the bottom of the ray.

Blind Caning / French Caning is when the holes of a hand caned chair do not go all the way through the chair frame.


Double Sided Caning is when both sides of the chair frame is caned. Double caned surfaces are also usually blind caned as well.  

Marcel Adios Breuer 1902 - 1981

The Cesca chair was designed in 1928 by Marcel Breuer using tubular steel and either hand-woven cane or pre-woven cane. The three official manufacturers of the Cesca chair were Thonet starting in 1927, Gavina in the 1950s, and Knoll in the 1960s. The chair was named after his daughter Francesca.  

Marcel Breuer Cesca Armchair B64 1928. The B32 without armrests. Backrest replaced for @kollektion_yyc

Josef Hoffmann 1870 - 1956

Josef Hoffmann caned A811 (no arms) B811 (armchair) 1920s made in Poland.

No.18 Dining Chair by Gebrüder Thonet for Josef Hoffmann 1920s

No 14 Bentwood rocking chair known as the bistro chair was introduced in 1859 and produced by Thonet.

Danish furniture designer, Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) often referred to as the master of the chair, Hans Wegner opened his own design studio in 1943 and created many chairs for Carl Hansen & Søn from 1949 until 1968.

Teak W2 Dining Chairs by Hans J. Wegner for C.M. Madsen, 1950s woven with binding cane.

Peter Hvidt (1916-1986) and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen (1907-1993) were pioneers of Danish mid-century design and the founders of Copenhagen-based firm Hvidt & Mølgaard.

Minerva Corner Table by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for France & Søn, 1950s

Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for France & Søn Teak Daybed Model 451 1956.

Hans Olsen 1919–1992

Rocking chair designed by Hans Olsen for Juul Kristensen in Denmark, circa 1960s

Arne Vodder 1926 - 2009

Armchair model FD186 designed by Arne Vodder and manufactured by France & Son, Denmark 1956.

ERIK WØRTS 1916 - 1997

These chairs were designed by Erik Wørts and produced by Wørts Møbelfabrik in 1957 in Denmark.

Kofod-Larsen 1921 - 2003

Kofod cane back lounge chair woven in the Hans Olsen style.

Erik Kollig Andersen and Palle Pedersen produced by Horsnaes Møbler in the 1950s-1960s

Pierre Jeanneret 1896 - 1967

Pierre Jeanneret caned Easy Chair 1950s.

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