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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  Saturdays 11-4.

NOTE:  Repair orders are currently 3 months out for most seats. If you need something by Christmas, bring it in now! Otherwise, gift certificates are a great way to surprise the chair nerd in your family. 

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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 dispel the myth that chair caning is a “dying art.”

All restoration fees, class fees, and chair nerd t-shirt sales help keep the chair caning museum FREE for the education of the masses. Thanks for your support.

We are honored to be on the Atlas Obscura site, where you can discover hidden wonders in 168 countries and 1,234 cities across the world!

SRCCC-Hoffman-chairVisit us today!

*warning: you might become a Chair Nerd*

  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.