Processing Authentic Bark at Brian Boggs Chairmakers

Processing Authentic Bark at Brian Boggs Chairmakers

Why is authentic bark so much more expensive than manufactured reed? The Short Answer: Authentic bark is time consuming, back breaking, and potentially hand mangling work. Reed comes from China, and as we all know, that means you don’t pay the real value of the product, the fossil fuel it takes to get here, etc….but […]

US Chair Caning Tour

Dave and I recently launched our US Chair Caning Tour with a trip to The Island Farm in Manteo, NC.  We were hired by the Outer Banks Conservationists to repair a few really old chairs that reside in a living history house dating from 1847.  They were generous enough to give us a free place […]

Cane-spotting! The Inaugural Luncheon.

In the early days of my chair caning business, I came up with a cheer: GO CHAIR REPAIR! And a jingle: Chair repair, chair repair, doot doot doot doot doot chair repair. (If you’re trying to sing it yourself, the melody goes up the first 3 syllables, down the second 3 syllables, and the last […]

The Taming of the Beast

WE DID IT!  Our most difficult chair caning project to date.  It only took us one year and 228 hours, but we have tamed the Beast!  Visit the River Arts District blog to see a step by step photo journey of the process.  There are two posts, one for the seat weaving process (100+ hours) […]

Manna Food Bank food drive & wine tasting

WOW!  It was a great time at the Holiday Party!  So many people showed up for the tasting with bags and bags of food.  We raised $810 and 348 lbs of food for Manna Foodbank. Thanks to Jessica of the Wine Studio of Asheville, and Tara & Ragan of  Colorful Palate Catering.  Dang, that was good food!  Thanks […]