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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)

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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 Caning 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 courier from Winnipeg with hanging medallions. What a lovely pieces. 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

Check out my website to see samples of my work. https://www.caningcanada.com/


 

How can I get my woven chair repaired? Who can repair my caned chair?

Posted by Webmaster on March 31, 2020 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

My husband David and I are currently in Calgary, Alberta renovating our house to rent so that we can travel this beautiful country in our RV. Once we hit the road full-time we will become Caning Canada Seat Weaving While RVing. We will offer our woven chair repair services while RVing local to the area we are exploring in Canada. Check out my website for more inforation https://caningcanada.com/" target="_blank">https://caningcanada.com/.


I am currently offering woven chair repair from Calgary, Alberta.

Our house is located in Calgary, Alberta so we are able to provide woven chair repair here until we are done our house renovations and ready to hit the road likely September 2020.


If you live outside of the Calgary area don't worry. Most chair seats and backs can be removed and sent to Caning Canada for repair by Canada Post. Contact me for further details. https://www.caningcanada.com/shipping" target="_blank">https://www.caningcanada.com/shipping


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We are working hard towards truly becoming Caning Canada. We were hoping to be on the road full time in our RV in the summer or fall of 2019 to provide our seat weaving along the Trans Canada and in the Halifax area.


Glass half full (I live in a Country with great health care and have an amazing doctor) or half empty (we are behind schedule and some of that stuff was very painful) I had four eye procedures in 2019 for my Glaucoma.


COVID 19 - We are self isolating Glass half full (we should get more done on our renovations as we already have the materials we need) glass half empty (not sure what the rental market will be like in September and there are no words for COVID 19).


Starting this October we will winter in Langley, BC from mid October until Mid April. We will do this regardless of whether or not we managed to hit the road full-time as we have a RV site there. Send me a message if you would like to get on the booking list.


We are thinking of spending about a month in the Toronto area September 2020 and a week or two in either Saskatoon or Regina on our way back from Toronto to Langley September or October 2020. This will totally depend on the above glass half empty (not sure what the rental market will be like in September and hopefully COVID 19 is history).


If you would like to get on the booking list send me some photos of your woven chair that requires repair to Caningcanada@gmail.com and I will provide an estimate and contact you when we are in your area.


Thank you and have an awesome day,

 

Laurie Blake

Caning Canada

403-613-5801

CaningCanada.com

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What is cane? How do I take care of cane? What type of cane weaving do I have?

Posted by Webmaster on March 30, 2020 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (0)

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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 porous side. This is very important to remember when cleaning, oiling or staining your cane furniture. To find out more visit https://www.caningcanada.com/cane-types-care

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.

There are many different styles of caning including:

1 Hand caning

2. Pre-woven cane

3. Rattan or binding cane weaving

4. Caning with fixed or handing medallions woven in different patterns

1. Sunshine pattern

2. Rising sun pattern

3. Sunset pattern

4 The standard caning pattern

5. Blind or French Caning 

6. Double sided caning 

To find out more check out https://www.caningcanada.com/ ;




Where can I get my caned chair repaired in Canada?

Posted by Webmaster on March 29, 2020 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

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Caning Canada is offering woven chair repairs from our home located in Calgary, Alberta until we are done our house renovations and ready to hit the road early September 2020 to explore this beautiful country in our RV.

If you live outside of the Calgary area don't worry most chairs seats and backs can be removed from the chair frame and then sent by Canada Post for around $30 for weaving repairs and then returned collect to include the weaving cost.  

Once we hit the road full-time we will become Caning Canada - Seat Weaving While RVing. We will offer our woven chair repair services local to the area we are exploring in Canada.

We are thinking of spending about a month in the Toronto area September 2020 and a week or two in either Saskatoon or Regina on our way back from Toronto to Langley early October. We will winter in Langley, BC mid October to Mid April.

If you would like to get on the booking list in any of these areas send me some photos of your woven chairs to Caningcanada@gmail.com and I will provide an estimate and contact you when we are in your area.


Shipping Alternatives

Posted by Webmaster on August 10, 2016 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (0)

As there is a potential Canada Post strike courier services offer an alternative way to ship chairs and backs to Caning Calgary.

Don Says Thanks

Posted by Webmaster on March 6, 2016 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi Laurie:

My wife and I are really impressed, not only at the super caning repair on our antique rocking chair but also in regards to the speed at which you completed everything.

I promise to oil the wicker twice a year and probably at time-change intervals. Only problem is that, under those circumstances, it might outlast us in longevity, meaning less business for you, so will be certain to pass your name to our daughter for future uses thereof.

Once again, many thanx!

Hand Caned Cesca Chair Seat from Winnipeg

Posted by Webmaster on February 21, 2016 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Well all done Dan's  hand caned Cesca chair seat. I'll sned Dan off an e-mail to let him know it is all done and package up to return by Canada Post. 

First of the Cesca Set

Posted by Webmaster on February 9, 2016 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Well I just received the first hand caned chair seat from Dan's Cesca set today.The chair seat arrived all safe and sound from Winnipeg shipped by Canada Post. Lovely piece of craftsmanship. Marcel Breuer’s Cesca chair was designe in 1928. I can't wait to start working on it. 

Laurie Blake

Posted by Webmaster on February 2, 2016 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Laurie Blake has been a second generation speciality chair weaver since 1986. I love weaving all types of chairs. I mostly see hand caned chairs and fibre rush chairs. For some reason Danish cord chairs seem to come in spurts. Lately I have been doing a lot of teak chairs in the rush pattern using Danish cord material. The Danish cord material seems to bring a totally different look to the rush pattern. I truly enjoy weaving chairs and find it a pleasure to restore your family heirloom or newly discovered treasure. I look forward to providing you quality workmanship. At a fair price. In a timely manner. Because that's what I do. Good old fashioned client service with a skip in my step and a smile on my face.

Hand Cane Chair from Winnipeg

Posted by Webmaster on January 10, 2016 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Well I sent off Georges chair today to Winnipeg and was happy to let George know that the postal charges were only $42. Geoge should have his chiar by Friday. Thank you for your business George. 


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