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 in our River Arts District Studio for an in-depth demonstration and hands-on weaving practice in Rush Seat Weaving. All chairs, tools, and … more
Bring a chair with 4 rails and learn the Appalachian tradition of weaving a chair seat with splint reed. Spend a day in our River Arts District studio … more
Bring a chair with 4 rails and we will teach you how to weave a chair with colorful, comfortable Shaker Tape. Please call at least two weeks in … more
This is a great way to save money and perfect your chair caning skills. If you are stuck on a project, bring your chair and your appropriately sized … more
Join us for a crash course in hand-woven chair caning. We provide all chairs, tools and materials. After an in-depth demonstration on chairs in … more
Join us in our River Arts District studio for a week-long chair caning class. You will leave with one completed chair seat woven in the standard … more