The use for seat caning was introduced shortly after 1660. Caning is a method of weaving the seats and backs of the chairs using material made from the outside bark of rattan (a tropical vine). This bark or peel is cut by machine to accommodate various widths and lengths.

Bernacki & Associates can accommodate projects involving complex hand caning and installing prefabricated caned elements.

 Hand caning in action

Hand caning in action

 Ebony arm chairs with restored caned seating

Ebony arm chairs with restored caned seating

 Hand caning detail

Hand caning detail

 Caned chair marred by a sunken seat

Caned chair marred by a sunken seat

 After restoration

After restoration

 Caned seat with visible damage

Caned seat with visible damage

 Caned seat repaired and toned

Caned seat repaired and toned