I am a lover of Thrift Stores and Antique Shops. In 2003, while operating a small Antique Shop in White House, TN, a gentleman told me I should be weaving. He had been watching me crochet behind the counter. Weaving??? I had no idea what he was talking about...... So I bought a book. Silly me. I thought I could make a business of this "WEAVING". Well guess what? I DID!
Some sixteen years ago.....my business was started. Well, little did I know that I was creating the "PERFECT JOB" for myself.
The story of family and personal history is told in part by the items and furnishings in homes that are from a family's past, their parents, grandparents, mentors or others.
Many times these items are stashed away in attics, basements or garages because they may be broken, wobbly or in an unusable condition.
These family heirlooms may be a rocking chair that we, or even our own parents or grandparents were rocked to sleep, in the arms of their parents.
Most of the chairs that come through our shop have a family history. We hear the unique story of the chair and by re-telling the story and restoring the chair, the chair takes on a life of its own. We are honored to work with these chairs, to be a link in generation, to revive the art of chair caning.
Our mission is to cultivate and inspire a reverence for a world wide chair caning legacy.
Our vision is promoting an enthusiasm for the craft through restoration, education, and travel.
1. Honoring a family tradition of weaving and an entrepreneurial spirit.
2. Refinement of centuries old techniques and methods.
3. Dedication to high standards of restoration in a disposable society.
4. Teaching a skill: working with your hands to create a tangible, functional, and beautiful object.
Repair and restoration of these family heirlooms is our business and our passion.
**We can do it: Rebuild * Refinish * Repair * Restore
Stripping with our Non-Hazardous Hand Stripping System (which is pet friendly)
Caning, Teak and Wicker Repair
McLeod's Furniture Restoration is a registered trademark