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Mother of Pearl Inlay Chair

Next week I will begin work on this beautiful chair, see the picture in the portfolio section.    I am looking forward to restoring this to its original beautiful condition—Watch for more pictures!

YELP in Sacramento Area

If you have come to my website let me direct you also to my  Yelp Page.  I can be found by typing in: MENDED-MEMORIES  in Dixon, CA

The New Orleans Chair

I love finding out about family history. Back in the early 1990’s I did family history on both of my parents.  I found out that I could belong to the Daughters of the American Revolution on both sides of my family! My mom’s side came to America in 1640’s.   Combine that with furniture that

It’s been a very busy summer!

So this summer there has been one chair after another come in for repairs.  So that means, no time to add photos or posts! Projects have come in from all over Northern California, Monterrey, Modesto, San Fransisco, Napa, St. Helena,  Manteca, Williams, and Sacramento to name a few.   I have had some great projects

It’s a Small World
It’s a Small World

The other day I received a call from a man that lived up near the foothills.  He told me that he was given my phone number by Paul over at Winters Refinishing.  I have done several chairs for him.  So the man called me and asked where I lived.  I told him in Dixon.  He

Cane Chairs – A little history
Cane Chairs – A little history

Cane strips have been used in weaving objects since ancient times, originating as basket material and evolving into furniture. A woven cane bed was buried in Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1323 BC, and a cane coffin holding a Moche princess was buried in Peru around AD 750. Cane was used all over Asia and Africa throughout

A Lost Art
A Lost Art

The art of Cane Furniture construction, repair and reproduction has only a long  history, but it’s an interesting place. To turn grandma’s or dad’s old, worn out, but favorite cane dining room chair into a piece of art is not an easy task. Every piece of art has a story and a history. As the