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Benefits of Restoring Vintage and Antique Woven Furniture

Updated: Feb 14

As we are marketed to by TV shows, the internet, and peers to remodel our homes and replace old furniture with fast furniture, we are also adding more to the landfill in record numbers.

There’s a dark side to the home makeover called furniture waste, also known in the industry as “f-waste.”

Since furniture can’t easily be recycled like other types of waste, it often gets dumped in a landfill.



Discarded vintage chairs
Discarded vintage chairs

Furniture is the number one least-recycled item in a household.


Even though it may not seem like it, by restoring and refinishing your existing furniture instead of buying new, you are helping to do your part in protecting our environment.

Scientific data shows that restoring and refinishing your furniture can drastically reduce your carbon footprint.

Don't live in a throwaway society.


Restored vintage chairs for sale in Ottawa
Chairs Restored by Vintage Chair Canada

“Fast Furniture”

“Fast Furniture” is sold by some of the biggest names in the furnishing industry. These pieces are often made using poor-quality materials and sold at low prices that many consider disposable.

The low quality and value of fast furniture mean it’s usually too expensive or difficult to repair, sell, or not accepted as a donation, and it‘s much more likely to end up on the curb than the more expensive, high-quality furniture of previous generations.


Discarded fast furniture chairs
Discarded fast furniture chairs

Don't Live in a Throw-Away Society


The culture of fast furniture encourages folks to update their home decor to follow constantly changing design trends.


Many people buy new furniture to replace the old, out-of-date pieces they already have, wasting their money and negatively impacting our environment.

Don't live in a throwaway society.


Restored Danish cord on Wegner Chair 23
Restored Danish cord on Wegner Chair 23

Restore Vintage Woven Furniture


Taking part in the treasure hunt on Facebook, Kijiji, and Craigslist, or even around your dining table, is a great way to provide a new life to vintage and antique pieces made to last several lifetimes.

Many of these pieces are considered investments with values that increase with time.



Weaving material and styles offered by Vintage Chair Canada for restoring mcm chairs
Weaving material and styles offered by Vintage Chair Canada for restoring Vintage chairs

A New Life


With a bit of elbow grease, fresh oil or a splash of paint, some new cane or fresh weave, you won't even recognize that high quality, a well-built dining set that outlived so many design trends.




It's not garbage, ready to be sent to the local landfill.



fibre rush chair converted to Dainsh cord
Vintage Fibre Rush Chair Converted to Danish Cord

Functional Art


It's functional art.



Waiting.

Yes, just waiting for you.


It can be so beautiful, so unique and intriguing.


It can be an expression of you.



restore pre-woven cane chair
Cane Back Chair

Wake Up!


It's waiting for you to awaken.

Awaken and release your muse to preserve your heirlooms and quality pieces for another generation.


Whether you are looking to give your older furniture a complete makeover to suit your evolving tastes or want it restored to its original glory to help enhance the vintage value, look, and feel of your home, furniture restoration can be your answer.



Cane back dining chair with new pre-woven cane
Cane back dining chair with new pre-woven cane

Opt for Restoration


Opting for restoration instead of buying new can leave you with more money in your pockets at the end of the day, and who doesn't love that?


As a bonus, you get to keep all the furniture pieces that have been a part of your home and family over the years.



Moller chair converted from upholstery to freshly woven Danish cord
Moller chair converted from upholstery to freshly woven Danish cord

You are the Solution


Restore, reuse, and repurpose to be part of the solution, not part of the problem.







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