Hand cane is weaved through small holes in the seat frame and the cost is determined by the total number of holes in the frame. Hand woven cane replacement costs from £1 per frame hole and an average bedroom chairis usually 80-90 holes. We also repair complex fancy weaves including sunburst and medallion backed chairs.
Sheet, or pressed cane looks the same as a hand caned seat, but is machine woven, it became available in the early 1900’s as a less costly way to produce a cane seat chair. Cost is determined by the inch of material used so the cost to replace a Bauhaus chair seat is around £45
Weaved in the traditional way, paper fibre rush is a man-made alternative to natural rush and far cheaper to use. It is durable and very similar to the real thing. Cost is determined by the inch of material used but the average cost ranges from £70-£85 each.
Reel Rush is pre-twisted natural rush, traditionally Scirpus lacustris is the most common rush used. Starts off green/grey/beige and mellows to gold with time. For us to replace an average dining chair seat, using pre-twisted rush the cost is around £85-£95.
Danish cord seats are woven using a specially manufactured paper fibre cord usually onto a series of “L” shaped nails on the inside of the seat rails. The average replacement cost of a seat in a typical “two by two” pattern single rail chair is £80.
A surprisingly strong material made from strands of a marsh grass or rush twisted together into a two or three ply rope. Our prices to re-seat in seagrass start at around £40 for a simple chequerboard weave on a footstool, again the cost is determined by the inch of material used.