Edge Of Your Seat :: Toronto ON :: Wicker Restoration, Chair Caning

By: Edge Of Your Seat  09-12-2011
Keywords: Wicker, cane, Hand Caning

Custom Work & General Info

Danish Cord

Used on Scandinavian furniture designed from the 1950’s to the present, Danish cord is a lovely material that yields impressive results.  In this photo, a set of Hans Wegner’s side chairs (model CH-23) are woven in a basket weave pattern. 

Fibre Rush

Rush style patterns can be identified as four triangles that meet in the centre.  Made from pre-twisted paper, fibre rush is a wonderfully durable material that can warm up any room.  With skilled weaving techniques, the results are a neat and tightly woven seat.

Hand Caning

This includes several techniques such as:  Traditional, French, and binder hand caning. Strands of cane are woven individually until the desired pattern is achieved.  Cane patterns can vary in size and style.  The intricate nature of hand woven cane creates a sense of lightness, and complements any decor.  Wonderful as an accent piece on its’ own or as a whole set of chairs at home or in the workplace.

Pre-woven Cane

Used for chair seats and backs, canoe seats and cabinetry panels, cane is cut to size from a roll of pre-woven material.  Pre-woven cane comes in a variety of sizes and patterns. 

Re-gluing & repairs

All chairs are inspected for stability prior to weaving.  Loose chair frames are re-glued while repair work may involve replacing broken spindles or seat rails.


Derived from the inner core of the rattan palm plant, this versatile material comes in a number of different widths and shapes including flat and rounded varieties.  Reed has the capacity to work well with chair frames constructed of wood, metal, and wrought iron. 


This is a twisted grass that offers a charming rustic look for seats and stools alike. Seagrass can be woven in a variety of patterns including the check pattern seen here in the photo.



Wicker is a general term that is used to describe woven pieces constructed of rattan, willow, and other natural materials. Wicker has an extraordinary ability to engage our tactile and visual senses and is a source of endless design exploration. 

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