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Expert Mid-Century Modern MCM Woven Furniture Repair, Caning Canada

Mid-century modern is one of the most popular trends in furniture design. The period between 1933 and 1965 focused on improving daily life through making things simply beautiful. Mid-century modern design is all about clean lines, simplicity, and practicality.

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At Caning Canada - Seat Weaving While RVing, we have been providing quality seat weaving services, at a fair price, since 1986.

My husband David and I have rented our house, allowing us to travel this beautiful country in our RV.

Cochrane, Alberta until mid-July

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan mid-July to end of August.

Not sure for September

Maybe Penticton, B.C. first two weeks of October

Langley, BC mid-October to mid-April every year.

During the spring and summer, we will explore different regions of Canada, providing our woven furniture repair services along the way.

We currently have weaving projects booked in Calgary, Vancouver, the Okanagan area, Saskatchewan, and Toronto.

Please send a photo of your weaving project to [email protected] showing the full piece, the top of the piece and the bottom so I can provide you with an estimate.

I will gather your contact details and add them to our booking list, then contact you before we get to your beautiful part of our country.. 

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Mid-Century Modern MCM Weaving Samples and Explanations - Caning Canada

Danish Cord

Danish mid-century modern mcm furniture incorporates minimalist design creating functional furniture with pure, clean lines. Chair frames are specifically designed to accept Danish cord material woven in a certain style.

Danish paper cord is a twisted paper cord which has been used to weave seats since the 1920s. Danish modern furniture gained popularity after World War II in Denmark and other European countries.

Mid-century and modern Danish cord chairs are woven with the standard basket weave pattern or the traditional rushing pattern. Chair frames are designed to accept a specific style of weaving and are therefore not interchangeable. 

Some furniture designs weave the material through slots in the chair frame taking the material down in front of chair rails or the back slats.

The cord is a robust 3-ply paper product estimated to last up to 60 years with regular use and proper care. See below for Danish paper cord care and maintenance. The cord is slightly waxed to resist dirt and stains. Beige Danish cord is in its natural state, white Danish cord has been bleached, and black Danish cord has been died.

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 nails are designed specifically to weave Danish paper cord and are imported.  

If you would like to refresh your upholstered Danish chairs with Danish cord Caning Canada can provided the upholstery removal services and the Danish nail supply and installation. 

These Danish cord chairs use staples to attached 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. 

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. 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.

I was told that this huge and lovely chair filled with charier is called a “Warming Chair” and that it came from a Quebec farmhouse. The chair was used by nursing mothers. Neil is having me replace the seagrass weaving on this chair with a similar gauge of Danish cord in a similar pattern as a Christmas present for his mother in Fairmont, BC

Danish cord chair repair is very time consuming. The variations of Danish weaves are specific to the chair style and dimensions. A properly restored piece is truly beautiful.

Danish furniture designer, Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) often referred to as the master of the chair, Hans Wegner opened his own design studio in 1943 and created many chairs for Carl Hansen & Søn from 1949 until 1968.

The CH23 dining chair is one of the first five chairs Hans Wegner designed for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1950. The elegance of the double rail woven with Danish paper cord.

The Wishbone Chair, also known as the CH24 Chair or Y Chair is the first chair Hans Wegner designed for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1949.

The Lounge chair CH25 was one of the first four chairs Hans J. Wegner created for Carl Hansen & Søn. The Lounge chair was first placed in production in 1950

Arne Vodder 1926 - 2009

Armchair model FD186 designed by Arne Vodder and manufactured by France & Son, Denmark 1956.

ERIK WØRTS 1916 - 1997

These chairs were designed by Erik Wørts and produced by Wørts Møbelfabrik in 1957 in Denmark.

H W Klein for Bramin 1919 -

H W Klein for Bramin Denmark woven in Danish cord 1960s.

Børge Mogensen 1914 - 1972

Mid-Century Børge Mogensen Dining Chairs by Søborg Møbelfabrik 1954.

Kofod-Larsen 1921 - 2003

Kofod cane back lounge chair woven in the Hans Olsen style.

Erik Kollig Andersen and Palle Pedersen produced by Horsnaes Møbler in the 1950s-1960s

Poul Cadiovius 1911 - 2011

Pia chair designed by Poul Cadiovius

Skovmand & Andersen

Skovmand & Andersen Danish cord chair.