TaleWeavers is committed to preserving the heritage of early America through the research and restoration of antiques and folk crafts. Specializing in cane, rush, wicker and patio furniture restoration.
Serving PA, NY, OH, and MD.
We serve clients interested in restoring antique furniture having woven seats. These include caning, fibre rush, splint, flat reed, Shaker tape, binder cane, and seagrass. We refurbish and restore of all types of caned, wicker, and rattan furniture. We also repair resin wicker, vinyl strap, sling seat, and nylon webbing patio furniture.
TaleWeavers believes in preserving the integrity and history of each piece of furniture with which we work. In seat weaving, we strive to secure materials that will enable us to match the pattern in the seat area. When reweaving a seat, we document the original design, using these as tools to guide our restoration work.
We take a conservative approach that permits us to repair or replace visible parts to create an authentic look. Structural framework or others parts may be replaced or enhanced so the furniture piece is functional.
Who is TaleWeavers?
TaleWeavers - Erie
Serving Western PA, NY, and OH
Charles began weaving seats 35 years ago. He is mostly self-educated in the seatweaving and chair repair and antique restoration. He earned a certificate in Estate Sales and Liquidation Services from the Edinboro University Continuing Education Department in 2001. He provides antique restoration services across western PA, the southern tier of NY and NE Ohio. Charles works with all types of woven seats and wicker furniture.
You can reach Charles at 814-835-0386 (rings to his cell phone)
Call or e-mail us to find out how to get your projects to us firstname.lastname@example.org
Free online estimates. Send us a few pictures of the furniture needing repair and restoration. We will provide a detailed summary of our work plan and prices for the project. The pictures can be sent to our cell phone (814-602-4117) or our email email@example.com
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Lauren and Ryan Ertsgaard have helped to expand the service area of TaleWeavers. Lauren is Charles' daughter and has been learning seat weaving since she was a tike. Ryan in picking up the trade and their daughters are in charge of Quality Control.
You can reach Lauren and Ryan at 814-380-6279
You can ship seat frames or small chairs directly to us:
2320 Powell Avenue
Erie, PA 16506
You can ship larger pieces using the Greyhound Package Express service. It is the most cost effective delivery system for the size of the package. The package must be no higher then 42 inches.
We will pick up furniture for restoration work in our workshop:
Call to arrange for a pick up.
Hometown Delivery locations:
Give us call to explore the option of Hometown Delivery for your location
We are looking for locations in the following regions where our current and potential clients and your customers can drop off furniture for repair or restoration. These are areas in which we travel regularly. If you are interested in setting up as Hometown Delivery location for TaleWeavers, give us a call to discuss in more detail. Additional locations suggestions are welcome.
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