Cane Seats



Although the process is laborious it usually takes around 10-12 hours to weave a seat for a typical chair but the result is both sturdy and elegant. The cane is anchored to the frame. Cane is usually sold in bundles called hanks. Various widths of cane are available to suit the diameter of the holes in the frame. Chair caning traces its origins to medieval China. It was introduced in America in the second half of the seventeenth century and has experienced a revival since the 1940’s. We have restored lots of furniture from this period. We have been re- caning and rush seating chairs and sofas now for 25 years. We use only the best materials available from Indonesia. All patterns can be replicated and reproduced. Professionally woven cane is uniform and tightly fitted, it is of a light colour at the beginning and with time will darken with age. Staining cane is not recommended.


A professionally woven chair seat can last decades.



If you have a cane seated chair in need of replacement or restoring whether it be hand and machine woven.



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Why Choose Barrdale ?

We are a family busIness based in Manchester with over 30 years experience offering:

A Professional service

Free Estimates

Insurance work

Affordable pricing


Barrdale Restorations

Great Ancoats Street


M4 6DE 

Manchester 0161 3410656

Mobile 07483 415299

Our Restoration Services Include:


  •  Traditional French & Spray Polishing
  • Cane & Rush Seating
  • Cleaning & Reviving of Existing Finishes
  • Clock Cases & Horology
  • Colour Matching to Existing Furniture
  • Desktop Re-leathering
  • Furniture Lacquering
  • Furniture Repairs
  • Glass Replacement - Curved , Leaded & Engraved
  • Heat and Water Resistant Finishes
  • Inlays & Re-veneering
  • Leather Restoration & Re-coloring
  • Specialist Wax & Oil Finishes
  • Traditional Limed Finishes


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