The nation's only chair caning school & museum, Silver River Center for Chair Caning is operated by two chair nerds on a mission to revive a "dying art." Visitors can 1. See daily demonstrations on an incredible variety of chairs with woven seats. 2. Take classes from beginner to advanced tutorials, volunteer, or apply for internships and apprenticeships. 3. Take a self-guided tour d' chairs and read about the material, history, and process of 8 styles of chair caning. A permanent collection of historical chairs is on display as well as a rotating exhibits. 4. Enjoy the reference library and educate yourself on the ancient and global tradition. 5. Bring their family heirloom in for restoration by our seat weaving experts 6. Donate their chair for student practice 7. Purchase restored chairs for sale 8. Get advice on their chairs 9. Quickly become total chair nerds.
Join us Mondays in March for a hand-woven or laced caning class. Learn to cane a chair with strands of cane woven through holes drilled into the seat. … more
Learn to weave a diamond pattern with Shaker Tape on a chair seat. Previous experience with weaving Shaker Tape or Splint is recommended. Tuition is … more
A great Crash Course on basic Chair Caning skills without taking a full day course. $50 includes all chairs, tools, and materials. We have chairs in … more