Welcome to Silver River Center For Chair Caning
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.
NEW ONLINE CLASS! EVERY MONDAY IN FEBRUARY 10AM-12PM Eastern
We will be teaching Hand-Woven Chair Caning online partnering with John C Campbell Folk School & Lessonface, an online learning platform.
WE ARE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY THROUGH 2o22 as we work on writing an instructional book on the craft of chair caning & seat weaving. Thanks for understanding our wonky schedule as we work on shooting photography and editing this massive endeavor.
We are glad to book museum tours and classes by appointment until we resume normal operations. OUR RESTORATION WAITLIST IS CLOSED UNTIL SUMMER 2023.
XO- The Chair Nerds
Dave Klinger and Brandy Clements of Silver River Center of Chair Caning are two of the most passionate and energetic people I have ever met in any industry. They have the ability, patience and knowledge to assimilate with both the novice weaver or the highly experienced craftsman. Two of the most talented weavers, businessmen, organizers and genuine people in the Chair Seat Weaving Industry. It will be no surprise to me to watch the Silver River Center of Chair Caning succeed and flourish for many decades to come.— Ray DeFrancesco, President HH Perkins Co.
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