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Moelgaard & Hvidt Architects Model 316

Posted by Webmaster on April 22, 2020 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (1)

Peter Hvidt (1916-1986) and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen (1907-1993) were pioneers of Danish mid-century design and the founders of Copenhagen-based firm Hvidt & Mølgaard.

This mid-century Model 316 Chair by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard Nielsen for Søborg Møbelfabrik 1958 is back to her former glory freshly woven with Danish paper cord. 


Danish Cord Furniture - Care

Some people spray a scotch guard on the Danish cord surfaces to stop stains from absorbing. If something spills on the Danish cord use a damp cloth to clean the spill as soon as possible. Vacuuming once in a while is always a good practice.

How to Clean Danish Paper Cord with Soap Flakes (Try at your own risk as Danish Cord is Paper)

1. Pour boiling water over soap flakes. Make sure all flakes are completely dissolved

2. Allow mixture to cool slightly

3. While water is warm, use a soft cloth to gently wipe the paper cord. Do not get the seat too wet

4. Allow to dry and then repeat if necessary

My Danish cord chair is breaking at the front and back edges can you fix the broken pieces?

The front and back runs of Danish cord tend to be breaking points of this type of furniture after long term use. Once these pieces of material break it is time to replace the full Danish cord surface. Contact Caning Canada to have your Danish cord chair repaired.

 

 

Laurie Blake

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How do I Care for Fibre Rush Furniture? How do I clean Fibre Rush?

Posted by Webmaster on April 11, 2020 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

What is Fibre rush?

 

Fibre rush is a very durable one ply, twisted paper made to resemble real twisted bull rushes. Paper fibre or "fiber reed" was introduced when China had an embargo on rattan reed exportation.


 

Fibre Rush Furniture Care

As the material is made from twisted paper never use water to clean any fibre rush surfaces. What you can do is use a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to clean dirt and dust from the fibre rush seat on a regular basis. Use the brush attachment gently to clean in between the strands of fibre rush material.

 

Try to clean built up dirt by scratching the dirt from the surface carefully not to damage the fibre rush material.

 

Some people will apply Scotch Guard or shellac to the surface to protect it from staining. Be aware that shellac may become brittle and flake with time.


Laurie Blake

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How do I clean Danish cord? Can you fix broken stands of Danish cord?

Posted by Webmaster on April 7, 2020 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Danish Cord Furniture - Care

 Some people spray a scotch guard on the Danish cord surfaces to stop stains from absorbing. If something spills on the Danish cord use a damp cloth to clean the spill as soon as possible. Vacuuming once in a while is always a good practice.

 How to Clean Danish Paper Cord with Soap Flakes (Try at your own risk as Danish Cord is Paper)

 1. Pour boiling water over soap flakes. Make sure all flakes are completely dissolved

2. Allow mixture to cool slightly

3. While water is warm, use a soft cloth to gently wipe the paper cord. Do not get the seat too wet

4. Allow to dry and then repeat if necessary

 My Danish cord chair is breaking at the front and back edges can you fix the broken pieces?

 The front and back runs of Danish cord tend to be breaking points of this type of furniture after long term use. Once these pieces of material break it is time to replace the full Danish cord surface. Contact Caning Canada to have your Danish cord chair repaired.

 

Laurie Blake

Caning Canada

403-613-5801

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What is Danish Paper Cord? What Kind of Danish Cord Weaving do I Have?

Posted by Webmaster on April 6, 2020 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Danish paper cord is the material used to weave typical seats and backs found in many Danish, Scandinavian, and Mid Century Modern furniture designs. The cord is a very strong 3-ply fibre / fiber product. Møller and Wegner seats often use Danish cord in a wrapping or rush weaving style..

 


Single Rail Danish Cord Seats is when the weaving is one sided and only wraps around a single rung on all sides. From the underside you will see the cord is attached by specialty hook nails.


 

These Danish cord chairs are single sided however they use staples to attach the cord to the chair frame. There is an extra charge for these chairs to remove the staples and install Danish hook nails where possible.


 

Double Danish Cord has an extra step in the weaving process where the weaving wraps around two rungs. Photo courtesy of @Louchemilieu


 

Some mid-century modern designs do not use Danish hook nails to attach the Danish cord to the chair.


 

Some chairs are woven in the rush pattern using Danish cord material. The rushing pattern Danish Cord mimics traditional rushing with the Danish Cord material. Often these chairs have extensive slots that the Danish Cord must be fed through which makes weaving these seats more labour intensive.


 

 

Laurie Blake

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How can I get my rush chair repaired?

Posted by Webmaster on April 5, 2020 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

A seat woven with grass type materials are very comfortable, durable and stylish. At Caning Canada we offer fibre rush material to repair these types of seats which come in different sizes or gauges.

 

Fibre rush is a very durable one ply, twisted paper made to resemble real twisted bull rushes. Paper fibre or "fiber reed" was introduced when China had an embargo on rattan reed exportation. Paper fibre became the substitute for natural rattan reed. Material is wrapped around the four dowels framing the square of a seat creating four triangles.

 

Very often seats woven with different grasses, seagrass, rush or fibre rush can be remove from the chair frame. These seats can then be mailed to Caning Canada to have the material replaced with the fibre rush of your choice. Please visit my website to find out how to ship the seats for weaving repair.

How do I clean Fibre Rush Chairs

 On a regular basis use a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to clean dirt and dust from the fibre rush seat. Use the brush attachment gently to clean in between the strands of fibre rush.

 Try to clean built up dirt by scratching the dirt from the surface carefully not to damage the fibre rush material.

 Never use water to clean fibre rush as it is a made from twisted paper.

 Thank you have an awesome day,

 

 

Laurie Blake

Caning Canada

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What is Cane? What Type of Cane Chair do I Have? (Photos Included)

Posted by Webmaster on April 4, 2020 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

What is Cane? 

Cane is the term for the material that comes from the outer skin of the rattan stalk. Rattan is a climbing vine-like plant native to Asia and Africa, it is most commonly found in Indonesia. Rattan grows in strong, solid stalks and can grow hundreds of feet high. Cane is the skin of the rattan plant, it is durable and flexible, the top of cane is glossy and non-porous. The back of cane is the porus side. The material is called cane, the process of weaving cane is called caning, and the finished product is called caned furniture. Some people refer to cane as rattan or wicker. Regardless of what you call cane the finished product is lovely.

 If I had to pull a number out of my head I would say that 95 percent of cane furniture is individual strands of cane woven into the holes of the furniture frame using the traditional seven step method.

 Sometimes it is difficult to determine what type of caning is on a piece of furniture when the cane material is still in place. Once the material has been removed it is much easier to see there are holes that go all the way through the furniture frame. If the cane material is still in place simply flip the piece over to see if the holes are on the underside or on the back of the frame. If there aren’t any holes on the back or the underside the piece of furniture is very likely to be pre-woven cane. There is a possibility however that there is a thin strip of wood hiding a grove where the cane loops around. If there aren’t any holes or the thin strip of wood then the piece is French or blind caned. I’ll explain that later in this post so scroll down or read through.

 

Hand Woven Cane – Traditional Seven Step Method

So if the holes go through the frame of the chair or settee and looks like the photo below then you have a hand caned piece woven in the standard pattern.

 Other names used for hand caning include strand cane, lace caning, traditional caning, hole to hole caning and natural strand caning.


 

Pre-Woven Cane

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Pre-woven sheet cane is set into a routed out groove on the top side of chair, held in place with a reed spline, no holes drilled in framework. This material comes in large rolls in different patterns and gauges. The most common patterns are the standard pattern which is the same as the hand woven cane and a pattern called radio weave. Photo below.

 Other names for Pre-woven cane include cane webbing, pressed cane, pressed-in cane, machine cane, sheet cane and spline cane.


 

 

Binding Cane / Rattan Weaving

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Binding cane sometimes referred to as rattan is used to weave Danish Mid Century Modern furniture. Examples being magazine shelves on teak tables, Hans Olsen rocking chairs, the backs of settees, the joins of pod chairs and what people often refer to as wicker chairs.


 

Blind Hand Cane / French Cane & Double Sided Cane

These all go together because blind caning or French caning is when the holes of a hand caned chair do not go all the way through the chair frame. Each individual strand of cane is cut to size, woven and then glued into the holes. Holes are then pegged to provide the finished piece.

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


 

Hand Caned Medallions Hanging or Fixed woven in the Stannard Seven step Method, the Sunshine, Sunrise or Sunset Pattern

Caned pieces with hanging medallions are woven in the sunshine pattern as the medallion is a separate piece which is support when woven into the piece with cane in either the standard seven step method or the sunshine method.

 Medallions can also be fixed at the bottom or the top of the frame or multiple panels within a frame. If the medallion is at the bottom then the piece is woven in sunrise 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.

 If the fixed medallion is at the top of the frame or the panel then the cane is woven in the sunset pattern. These pieces are often blind caned or French caned as well.


 

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Why do I get so excited when I receive woven chairs by Canada Post?

Posted by Webmaster on April 1, 2020 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

I get so excited when I receive woven chairs seats and backs sent by Canada Post for weaving repair. Why you might ask do I get so excited. I'll tell you why.

1. Provides access to a service which can't be found locally

2. Extends the use and life of woven chairs

3. Keeps chairs out of the landfills

4. Preserves the sentimental value of family heirlooms

How easy is it to mail woven pieces for repair you ask

1. Most chair seats and backs can easily be removed by screws holding the chair seats and backs to the chair frame.

2. Wrap the pieces in bubble wrap or crunched up newspaper.

3. Pack them in a box

4. Contact Caning Canada to let me know you are shipping your chair seats and back.

5. Mail them to me from your local post office ensuring that you indicated signature required so they don't get left outside if I'm not home. So far packages have cost around $30 to ship from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. I even had a three panel settee couriered from Winnipeg with hanging medallions. What a lovely piece. That wasn't $30 however the client was more then happy to pay the courier cost to restore her mother-in-laws heirloom which was part of a set to include two chairs.

6. Once they have been woven I will return them collect freshly woven to include the return postage, the cost of weaving and a $7 dollar fee that Canada Post charges for the service.

easy peasy lemon squeezy

Laurie Blake

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