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Charles began weaving baskets 35 years ago, starting with a basket making class offered at the Shaver's Creek Nature Center in Pennsylvania. He has worked in seatweaving for the past 25 years. He is mostly self-educated in the seatweaving and chair repair and restoration.

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Chair caning - Wicker Repair - Handyman Erie, PA
Wicker Repair - Handyman Erie, PA
Basket Making Erie, PA
Chair Caning - Handyman Erie, PA
Chair Caning and Wicker Repair - Handyman Erie, PA
Handyman - Furniture Repair Erie, PA
My Skills

Chair caning - Wicker Repair - Handyman

Category: Skilled Trade / Crafts
Description
We repair antiques: antique chair caning, antique wicker furniture. Antiques repair is our work; chair caning and wicker furniture repair, our specialty. The restoration process involved for an antique chair or rocker may include hand refinishing, replacement of chair parts, and the reweaving of a chair seat. Reweaving may include strand or web caning, fiber rush, Danish cord, Shaker tape and splint seat weaving.
Relevant Education / Credentials
I have been reweaving seats for 25 years. I have taught seat weaving for past 5 years and have a certificate in Estate Sales and Liquidation from Edinboro University Adult Education Department.
Years Experience: 25

Wicker Repair - Handyman

Category: Real Estate / Property
Description
We also repair and restore antique wicker furniture. Wicker is made with a natural material or twisted paper and over time the wicker reed may break down. We replace individual weavers and spokes on any wicker chair, chaise, setee, swing, or rocker. We can restore entire sections of wicker that may have broken.
Relevant Education / Credentials
I have been working with wicker and willow for the past 8 years. I have taught classes in wicker repair and basketmaking.
Years Experience: 12

Basket Making

Category: Skilled Trade / Crafts
Description
Basket designs are researched to reflect accurate basketry techniques and materials to the central Appalachians, the Ohio River valley, and the Great Lakes region of the United States.
Relevant Education / Credentials
I have been weaving baskets since 1980. I teach basketmaking classes.
Years Experience: 35

Chair Caning - Handyman

Category: Services
Description
We repair antiques: antique chair caning, antique wicker furniture. Antiques repair is our work; chair caning and wicker furniture repair, our specialty. The restoration process involved for an antique chair or rocker may include hand refinishing, replacement of chair parts, and the reweaving of a chair seat. Reweaving may include strand or web caning, fiber rush, Danish cord, Shaker tape and splint seat weaving.
Relevant Education / Credentials
25 years of experience.
Years Experience: 25

Chair Caning and Wicker Repair - Handyman

Category: Miscellaneous
Description
We repair antiques: antique chair caning, antique wicker furniture. Antiques repair is our work; chair caning and wicker furniture repair, our specialty. The restoration process involved for an antique chair or rocker may include hand refinishing, replacement of chair parts, and the reweaving of a chair seat. Reweaving may include strand or web caning, fiber rush, Danish cord, Shaker tape and splint seat weaving.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 25

Handyman - Furniture Repair

Category: Miscellaneous
Description
We repair antiques: antique chair caning, antique wicker furniture. Antiques repair is our work; chair caning and wicker furniture repair, our specialty. The restoration process involved for an antique chair or rocker may include hand refinishing, replacement of chair parts, and the reweaving of a chair seat. Reweaving may include strand or web caning, fiber rush, Danish cord, Shaker tape and splint seat weaving.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 25