This type of chair uses a machine made cane insert that is held in place by a wooden spline. The spline fits into a groove cut into the chair. You can tell if you have this type of chair by the solid spline strip that encircles the cane on the seat bottom. Since the cane insert is machine made, there is a limited variety of commercially available patterns. However, we do make custom patterns as an option. The cost of repair is based on the length of the longest seat rail as measured in inches.
Instead of a machine made insert, this chair is woven by hand from strips of cane material. This type of chair is the most labor intensive. The chair seat has a series of holes around the perimeter of the seat. The cane strips are then hand woven to create the desired pattern using the holes around the opening. There are numerous patterns that the weaver can create. The cost of the traditional hole repair is based on the total number of holes surrounding the opening, and the complexity of the pattern.
Binding cane is used to wrap around the chair rails in the front and back of the seat bottom or back. The weaver laces the materials in a variety of patterns using different size cane. Some beautiful patterns can be created with binding cane. The cost of repair for this type of chair is based on the length of the longest seat rail as measured in inches.
Rush chairs have a very unique look. Rush can be synonymous with a variety of materials from natural woven grasses to fiber materials. The weaver will use strips of materials to create the characteristic look of a rush chair. The cost to repair this type of chair is based on the length of the longest seat rail as measured in inches.
Flat reed is like cane and is available in several sizes and can be woven in a variety of patterns. Unlike cane, reed will take stain to produce a variety of looks. The cost to repair this type of chair is based on the longest seat rail as measured in inches.
Danish Cord is a thick paper that is twisted into a strand and waxed to produce a beautiful chair. The Hans Wegner wishbone chairs use a rush weave, are desirable and often expensive. The picture above is a JL Moller design teak chair where the cord is woven through hooks in the open frame. These make comfortable and beautiful furniture.
If you project doesn't fit one of the previous categories, then give us a call and see if we can help you.