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Specialty Hand-Woven Cane, Pre-Woven Cane, and Rattan Furniture Repair, Caning Canada

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Hand Cane - Traditional Seven Step Hand Caning (with drilled holes)

Holes are drilled around the perimeter of the chair frame and individual strands of cane are hand woven through the series of drilled holes. 

Pre-Woven Cane

Pre-woven sheet cane is set into a routed out groove on the top side of the chair, held in place with a reed spline, no holes drilled in framework.

Binding Cane or Rattan

Binding cane or rattan is used to weave Danish Mid Century Modern furniture.


Examples to the left are a magazine rack that sits under a table woven for Bex Vintage. Photographed on a Niels Møller Model 57 Armchair.


Top right photo courtesy of Louche Milieu of a Hans Olsen rocking chair rewoven by Caning Canada.


Middle right Market Place find of a side table with a cane magazine rack.


Bottom right photo courtesy of Reclaim Vintage YYC caned back settee rewoven by Caning Canada. 

Riempie Chairs

Riempie chairs can be traced back to the traditional 17th century Dutch, Flemish, and English chairs. Riempies or leather straps that were readily available were used in place of cane or reed strips which had to be imported.


In the early 1820s, settlers in South Africa were on the move and needed lightweight chairs that utilized the materials available and the technique of riempies was most common. A simple, lightweight and strong chair that embraced the South African heritage.


Riempie chairs have stood the test of time and are still being produced in South Africa today.


Now I don't do leatherwork however I have found that weaving the Riempie chairs with two different gauges of cane provides a clean textured yet simply finished seat that is well suited to the chairs. Replacing the traditional leather straps with cane has been well received as the Riempie strapping with time transfers a powdery and caulk-like substance to one's clothing. 

Binding cane is also used to wrap Mid-century Modern MCM lamps and pod chairs. 

Hanging Medallions Woven in Cane Sunshine Pattern

Hanging medallions can be woven in a sunrise pattern or using the seven-step hand cane method.


This project consisted of a three-seater settee with three hanging medallions on the backrest and two armchairs with hanging medallions. The backs of all pieces were completed in the Sunrise pattern and the arms were completed in the standard seven-step hand cane method. 

Rising Sun Cane Pattern

The rising sun pattern forms a sun ray with tight holes at the bottom of the ray and wider spaced holes along the sides and top of the ray.

Setting Sun Cane Pattern

The setting sun pattern forms a sun ray with tight holes at the top and the sides of the ray and wider spaced holes at the bottom of the ray.

Blind Cane / French Cane

Blind Caning / French Caning is when the holes of a hand caned chair do not go all the way through the chair frame.


Double-Sided Caning is when both sides of the chair frame are caned. Double caned surfaces are also usually blind caned as well.  

Marcel Adios Breuer 1902 - 1981

The Cesca chair was designed in 1928 by Marcel Breuer using tubular steel and either hand-woven cane or pre-woven cane. 


The three official manufacturers of the Cesca chair were Thonet starting in 1927, Gavina in the 1950s, and Knoll in the 1960s. The chair was named after his daughter Francesca.  

Marcel Breuer Cesca Armchair B64 1928. The B32 without armrests. Backrest replaced for @kollektion_yyc

Josef Hoffmann 1870 - 1956

Josef Hoffmann caned A811 (no arms) B811 (armchair) 1920s made in Poland.

Gebrüder Thonet

No.18 Dining Chair by Gebrüder Thonet for Josef Hoffmann 1920s

No 14 Bentwood rocking chair known as the bistro chair was introduced in 1859 and produced by Thonet.

Hans J. Wegner

Teak W2 Dining Chairs by Hans J. Wegner for C.M. Madsen, 1950s woven with a binding cane.

Peter Hvidt (1916-1986) and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen (1907-1993)

Minerva Corner Table by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for France & Søn, 1950s

Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for France & Søn Teak Daybed Model 451, 1956.

Hans Olsen 1919–1992

Rocking chair designed by Hans Olsen for Juul Kristensen in Denmark, circa the 1960s

Arne Vodder 1926 - 2009

Armchair Model FD186 was designed by Arne Vodder and manufactured by France & Son, Denmark 1956.

ERIK WØRTS 1916 - 1997

These chairs were designed by Erik Wørts and produced by Wørts Møbelfabrik in 1957 in Denmark.

Ib Kofod-Larsen 1921 - 2003

Kofod cane back lounge chair woven in the Hans Olsen style.

Erik Kollig Andersen and Palle Pedersen

Erik Kollig Andersen and Palle Pedersen produced by Horsnaes Møbler in the 1950s-1960s

Pierre Jeanneret 1896 - 1967

Pierre Jeanneret caned Easy Chair 1950s.