Unusual Rush Chair

“How long did it take you to learn how to weave chair seats?”  is a question we hear regularly from guests who are intrigued by our craft.  The answer, after almost 10 years and thousands of chairs, is that we are constantly learning. Dave recently repaired a rush chair that was a little unusual…it had […]

Before & After

A picture’s worth a thousand words.  Here are some of our more amazing transformations.  Many thanks to Bob Haase for the refinish on the rocker, and Joanne O’Sullivan for the lovely article in Carolina Home + Garden which resulted in the commission of the colorful chair.

Canespotting: Einstein, Lautrec, Stalin, Picasso, & Bentwood

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We love hearing the story behind the chair.  In our disposable society, somehow people manage to retain sentimental attachments to chairs and get nostalgic warm fuzzies telling the provenance of their chair.  Of course some people toss $2000 chairs to the curb because the weave is broken, so it balances out. Speaking of chair stories, […]

Canespotting: Pablo Picasso

As seen on NPR… The Art Of Photographing Artists: Portraits By Arnold Newman by CLAIRE O’NEILL March 28, 2013 A bentwood rocker in pretty rough shape is seen at the right side of the photo.  If only I could figure out the wibbly wobbly timey whimey ways of Dr. Who, I could go back in time […]

The Return of The Beast

It was exactly 1 year ago today that we THOUGHT we’d tamed The Beast, a chair that took over 200 hours to weave the medallion center back and the XXL seat with the XXS cane.  I posted some good stuff on the River Arts District Blog and then we had a Bon Voyage to the […]