Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Round Reed Chair Backs

These chairs have round reed uprights which are woven across with reed in a double weave. The old backs had broken on 2 chairs because they were getting brittle so the customer decided to have all 4 done at this time.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Rolled Arm Rocker

This rocker came to us after sitting in storage for years. The reason for that is the bent wood piece from the upright to the seat that supports the arm had broken into 3 pieces. We will remove the broken parts and glue them together and try to use them to make a pattern and bend a new one, then repair any broken spokes and weavers and a new seat.

Rolled Arm Rocker

Here is the rocker with a new steam bent arm support. We used the old pieces to line up the holes for the spokes in the arm roll. Many of these had to be replaced first, then we fixed the broken weavers in both arms and some of the double weave. A new seat, seal, stain and finish!

Magazine Holder

This armchair had a bad magazine holder. Someone had tried to repair and ended up breaking most of the spokes. It was simpler to take it all off and make a new one.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Round Reed Dining Chairs.

Here is an email I received from our customer;

I have been meaning to write you for weeks, every time i sit down in our refurbished chairs.
they look great, you did a terrific job, and we are delighted to be able to use the chairs we already liked instead of spending alot of money for replacements that would not have matched the table.

many thanks
martha and harry