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Custom Work & General Info

Custom Work & General Info

If you have a special woven chair that also requires refinishing, repair work, and/or upholstery, Edge Of Your Seat and a group of skilled artisans work together as a team to transform your piece into something beautiful and functional again.  For some dramatic before & after photos, click here.
Edge Of Your Seat also collaborates with designers, woodworkers and artists to create custom, one-of-a-kind, and limited edition pieces.
Contact Donna at Edge Of Your Seat to discuss any details/specifications about your dream project.

Danish Cord

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

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

Hand Caning

This includes several techniques such as:  Traditional, French, and binder hand caning. Strands of cane are woven one strand at a time 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 acts wonderfully as an individual accent piece, or as a whole set of chairs around the table at home or in the workplace.

Pre-woven/Sheet Cane

Pre-woven/Sheet 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

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.

Reed

Reed

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. 

Seagrass

Seagrass

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.

Splint

Splint

This is a flat, fibrous material that is derived from a number of different sources including ash, hickory, and the inside of the rattan palm plant. The twill pattern seen here in the photo is just one example of woven splint.  For other material and pattern examples, click on “Gallery” in the menu bar.

Wicker

Wicker

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.