This winter has been a particularly hard one here in Columbus, Ohio. We've been Polar Vortexed. Twice. Lots of snow and cold temps- I'm starting to get the SPRING FEVER ITCH!
But I am also bracing for the yearly influx of work coming in once the temperatures start to rise a bit and people begin spring cleaning- including those chairs and other items that didn't make it through the holidays in once piece or those that people have looked at for a long time thinking "I need to DO something about that broken seat". The first spring-like day hits and my phone rings off the hook with people ready to act on their weaving repair needs and getting their household back in order.
So here is a start-to-finish / rags-to-riches example to encourage everyone to get an early start this year!
Thanks to the Walker family for bringing along the finished child's Lincoln rocker when they picked up other finished chairs. I don't often get to see completed work after it has gone on to be stained and finished. They have had this rocker in their family for many generations and had it reglued, minor wood repair, back re-caned, and the whole thing stained and finished.
Most pieces simply need a cane or weave restoration, but this is a great example of a total re-do. Beautiful!
For all wood, stain, finish, etc... restoration I refer all my clients to Coup Restorations at 614-274-5900
Other recent Before & after beauties:
Thank you to Columbus Monthly for including Emza's Chair Caning as the caning expert in the February 2014 issue cover story on household repairs! This issue is on newsstands now.
E Emza Uphill