ALL 2021 IN-PERSON CLASSES WILL BE BY APPOINTMENT. Call to schedule your private class. 828-707-4553
Silver River Center for Chair Caning encourages the DIY spirit in anyone who wants to
- Fix a family heirloom
- Complement your furniture making skills
- Expand your furniture restoration skills
- Learn a new hands-on hobby
- Start your own chair restoration business
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL – Expanded versions are available with 20 minutes more instruction. Email us for a link.
PRIVATE IN-PERSON CLASSES will require masks. Please reschedule if you are sick or have been exposed to COVID. We are adhere to the proper covid protocol. Our museum has been closed to the public since November 2020 to reduce risk to our students.
SCHEDULE A ZOOM TUTORIAL CLASS – Call 828-707-4553 or email SilverRiverChairs@gmail.com
NEW REGULAR ZOOM “OFFICE HOURS” COMING SOON! A regular weekly meet-up on zoom. Get your chair ready! We will need to see your work in order to give the best advice. Donation based session. Pay what you can.
3 Class Styles
Basic Boot Camp – a two week intensive geared toward beginners but also great for perfecting/expanding the skills of an intermediate seat weaver. Instruction in Laced Cane, Pressed Cane, Shaker Tape, Fiber Rush & Splint Reed.
Design Your Own Boot Camp – a more tailored experience ideal for furniture makers incorporating woven elements or weavers who want to learn advanced skills, materials, & patterns.
- A total of 5 chairs can be completed in 2 weeks.
- Learn tips to simplify the process, some history, and business skills.
- Take all 5 classes within 1 year and still get the $150 discount.
- All materials and tools provided.
- Bring a friend and get an additional $100 off…for each of you!
IN PERSON CLASSES
Bring your own chairs, or we can provide them for you for a nominal fee. Tuition includes all tools and materials, after-class assistance with related projects, and $25 off future classes.
Click the class you’d like to explore:
Schedule a tutorial in 1-hour increments. Materials not included in the cost but we are glad to order materials for you. Examples of chairs that are ideal for tutorials include:
- Porch Rockers
- Danish Cord
- Binder Cane
- Hickory Bark
- Natural Rush
Choosing a Chair for Pressed Caning Class:
Choosing a Chair for Laced Caning Class:
Choosing a Chair for Rush, Splint, or Shaker Tape Class:
https://youtu.be/NDxJkJ9InTU If you don’t have a chair, we can pick one up for you for $10-$40, depending on the chair. Please let us know when you sign up so we can find a chair.