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    Anatomy of a Rush Chair

    On Exhibit: A progression of six chairs showing the rush caning process.

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school • restorations • museum • shop


We are open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, & Saturday 11-4.

NOTE:  Repair orders are currently 2 months for most seats. 

NEW CLASSES IN 2017:  

Weaving Diamonds in Shaker Tape:  Friday, March 17, 2017. 10am-3pm. Previous experience weaving with Splint or Shaker tape preferred.  Tuition: $250. Sign up online or call to reserve.

Weaving Daisy Patterns in Laced Cane Seats: Tuesday & Wednesday, March 21 & 22, 2017. 10am-4pm. You must bring a laced cane chair with steps 1-4 completed. This is an intermediate class. Prerequisite experience in weaving laced cane chairs is required. Tuition: $250. Call to reserve.

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WELCOME to Silver River Center for Chair Caning

We are located at CURVE Studios & Garden in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC with FREE parking on-site.

The nation’s only chair caning school & museum is operated by Brandy Clements & Dave Klingler, two chair nerds on a mission to revive a “dying art.” Silver River Chairs is a must see on your trip to Asheville, or for locals exploring the art scene. Its an experiential education opportunity for all ages. All restorations, class fees, and t-shirt sales help keep the chair caning museum free for the education of the masses.

SRCCC-Hoffman-chairAt SRCCC VISITORS CAN:

  1. Take classes, from short 3 hour workshops to day-long, week-long, and 2-week intensives.
  2. See daily demonstrations and take a self-guided tour of our museum.
  3. Bring your family heirloom in for restoration.
  4. Donate your woven chair for student practice.
  5. Purchase restored chairs in our chair shop.

For detailed directions and map, see our Contact & Location page.