Hank's Cane & Rush Restoration
Our passion is restoring memories one chair at a time. We would love to hear your story!
Disclaimers & Procedures
If you have any questions please call us.
To Stain or Not to Stain
Hank's Cane and Rush is a home-based business and we do not have proper ventilation to offer staining services. We also do not recommend staining your cane. The cane has a natural glossy finish that makes staining difficult. Staining also shortens the life of the cane in your furniture. Cane naturally turns a lovely, deep honey color with age. The right side of the image shown is the natural color if left unstained; the left side shows how the stain will eventually wear unevenly. If you must stain because your chair is part of a set, or that is your preference, we can recommend several refinishers that do excellent work.
A Word About Old or Antique Furniture
We take the utmost care to ensure that no damage occurs while your chair is in our possession. Usually chairs that are being rewoven are older or antiques; the wood is often times dry and brittle. Sometimes we find unusual workmanship or pre-existing damage to the wood after we remove the old material. When removing pressed cane some force must be applied to get the cane out of the chair, and, though unlikely, minimal damage can occur. In these rare cases where repairs are needed, the cost will be charged to the customer.