Once upon a time, there were beautiful rocking chairs with gorgeous, smooth curved wood and seats and backs that were painstakingly woven from reeds in intricate patterns. Chair caning & rushing was not all too uncommon long ago.
It may not be a rocking chair, but a kitchen chair or lovely little side chair from grandmother’s living room. And it’s no longer a fairy tale. Someone’s knee went through that hand-woven seat or it aged to the point where it can no longer be used.
Can caning or rushing be restored?
At first, it was surprising how frequently this question came up, considering all the other work that we do. Caning and rushing are so far from our modern day methods of furniture construction that when we would receive these inquiries, people said they couldn’t imagine who would be able to perform such work.
The good news is that yes, caning and rushing can be restored, repaired or replaced. We have found through our 30 years in the business that there are still a handful of talented people that possess the skill, love and patience for this type of work. And we are lucky enough to have them on the Mumford Restoration team.
These experts work on: