The Chair Workshop
99 Main Street, Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5AD, UK

+44 (0)1539 621489
+44 (0)1539 621489

Services at the Chair Workshop

Chairseating estimates

chairContact us for advice and a price range, by email, telephone or post. Please include photograph(s) where possible.

In addition pre-woven loom cane seats, such as the 'Habitat' Bauhaus-style chair, can often be re-seated by post. For this service it is essential that your seat is packed securely and that you have discussed your requirements with us before posting.



Some furniture may need more extensive frame restoration or upholstery. We work with established upholsterers and an experienced antique restorer, Spencer Samson, in Kendal (Tel. +44 (0)1539 723483).


Seat weaving / chairseating classes

Personalised tuition is available in all re-seating methods, to suit various abilities.
Bring your chair or restoration project and with our expertise, demonstration and guidance, you can restore your furniture and learn a new craft. Lessons can be booked at a time to suit you. We have workstations for one or two people to work simultaneously and seating materials (cane, rush, rope, seagrass, Danish cord etc.) are always in stock. Contact us to arrange your exact requirements.

All classes are charged £20.00 per person per hour, plus the cost of materials.

The Chair Workshop is situated on Main Street, near cafes, pubs, shops and fell-walking countryside. Why not make a weekend of it and combine your lesson with one of the many events and activities organised in the town?


Seating supplies & kits

All types of natural seating products are stocked, as well as the full wood restoration range from Liberon, for customers who would like to restore their own chairs.

Chair seating kits make excellent craft projects and gifts.
Our kits are made-to-order when you visit and typically consist of your choice from the list below.

  • For a cane seat:
    Cane of various sizes, an instruction booklet, a cane weaving tool, cane side cutter pliers, a variety of centre cane, a bar of beeswax, curved or straight artery forcepts (for intricate caning).
  • For a seagrass, rope or rush seat or stool:
    Seagrass, rope or rush, an instruction booklet, a metal (seagrass) needle, hardwood rush tools.
  • For a Danish cord seat:
    Danish cord, L nails.