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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 for May-December are now available! Visit the Shop page to schedule your class or workshop.


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.”

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. Thanks for your support.

SRCCC-Hoffman-chairVisit us today!

  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.