Q. Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
A. Simple pricing system. This work is all labor and time intensive and the material needed is negligible. Pressed cane is $50.00 for a seat or back regardless of size. Hand woven (the most time consuming) is $2.00 for each hole around the wooden frame of the chair. Super fine cane is $2.50 a hole. Artificial rush seats are $10.00 an inch across the front of the chair. Estimates are given on refinishing and repairs on request. Send me a picture !
Q. What types of customers have you worked with?
A. The most common jobs I do are pressed cane. In the 70s and 80's everyone had "Brady Bunch" dining room chairs with cane backs. They are all breaking due to age. I remove and replace them at a very minimal charge but this is the most common work I do.
Q. Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A. I recently worked on two antique chairs that had layers of paint, two broken rungs and needed new cane seats. These are two of the finest pieces I have worked on and I wish I could leave a picture here.
Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
A. Don't throw any chair out regardless of condition! I have added rungs, repaired breaks with dowels, and taken off layers of paint. These chairs have history and value. You can't replace these old chairs at Ikea.
Q. What questions should customers think through before talking to
professionals about their project?
A. One single strand of hand woven cane installed upside down ruins the finished chair. No chair I work on has an upside down strand or a twisted strand. I have taken whole seats out for one careless strand of cane.