ChairReclamation

Cane, Wicker & Rattan Chairs ~ Like us on Facebook >>>>

Huntington Beach, California · 10 Sales

ChairReclamation

Cane, Wicker & Rattan Chairs ~ Like us on Facebook >>>>

Huntington Beach, California 10 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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A funny thing happened on the way to the shutter factory...

By serendipity I became involved with chair restoration, reclamation and sales. In my previous life I owned and operated a shutter factory "Paul's Custom Shutters" I sold my factory, took five years off then started Citizen Cane Shutters. I came up with a new type of shutter where I stretched various styles of rattan cane instead of louvers across the panels. "Very Pretty!" said many but you can't pay the bills with complements. But from those marketing en-devours I started receiving considerable desperately hopeful phone calls from owners of cane chairs who had been searching years for someone who could cane their chairs. Well, mamma didn't raise no fool, so I bought a book, taught my self how to cane and I've been caning ever since. Then caning lead to rush weaving, then wicker and rattan repair which also lead to upholstery work and general furniture repairs and refinishing.

This all happened about the time the economy crashed. It was tough in the beginning to make a living wage caning chairs, especially since I was so slow. I aspired to minimum wage. My friends used to ask me "What are you doing these days?" I would reply..."Well...the world's gone to hell in a hand basket and the good Lord's got me weaving the hand baskets" Of course they would laugh with me then go back online to search for a job.

So now 7 years later I've restored many unique and cherished chairs for many unique and cherished clients. I love the stories that come with their family heirlooms. I feel like I'm working in my own personal museum with an ever changing inventory. I am very very grateful for the wonderful job I have through my restoration company: www.4citizencane.com

Now through this work I've personally accumulated over 130 vintage and antique chairs and rockers. I've hung on to them in storage not wanting to let go like Gollum and his precious ring. Finally I came across Etsy.com and this is how and when I decided to begin letting go of my little four legged friends.

Thank You!

Paul

Citizen Cane Chair Restoration

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