Furniture Restoration & Repairs are carried out professionally by the Wicker Guru, Richard Beazley.
Here the ancient craft of wicker weaving is alive and well at Wicker Works in South Australia! No job is too large or too small. For us, cane and wicker restoration is more than just a job - it's a passion! The older and more damaged the furniture, the better! I love a challenge....so bring it on! Should you be from interstate, no worries. Much of my work comes from my neighbouring States. Simply contact me by phone/sms or via email to arrange the freight.
Your family heirloom will be lovingly restored to near original condition using traditional methods of craftsmanship. Richard Beazley has over 30 years experience fulfilling a passion which started as a hobby and soon became a vocation. He is the only experienced craftsman in South Australia restoring cane and wicker furniture. You can be confident that your special piece of furniture with its sentimental value will be in good hands.
Do you have a Bentwood, Breuer, Spindleback, Douglas or Captains chair, a Grecian or Swan Back Rocker that needs Re-caning? Or perhaps a Wicker Seagrass or Split Rattan Chair, or a Cane Day Lounge in need of Repair? Maybe you have a Child's Wicker chair, a Cane Baby's Bassinet, Cot or Cradle, or maybe a Cane Doll's Pram that needs Repairs or Restoration? Or you may have a Cane Lounge or Dining Suite, old or new. What ever you have, and it's made from cane/wicker or has cane in or around it....I'll fix it!
Older pieces of cane and wicker furniture quite often have suffered from everyday wear and tear over the years. Wicker Works restoration service meticulously transforms those beloved pieces back to their original condition.
But every now and then I am presented with an antique wicker chair made in the Victorian era requiring minor repairs or a complete restoration. Attention to detail is then extremely important to ensure that its beauty and value are maintained.
TESTIMONIALS....Pictures Speak A Thousand Words...
Simply Click on the pics to enlarge the before and after restoration projects
Richard is an artist as well as a skilled craftsman. When he saw my old blue chair I'd picked up somewhere for $5, he felt sure it had been made in Massachusettsand he immediately wanted to restore it, just for the love of it.
(see 1st image above, light blue painted chair before / after)
I've been to Richard's workshop and seen the worn and damaged, but obviously well loved chairs, lounges, prams, bassinets and others that have been brought to him.Then I've seen the detailed and beautifully finished restorations and the pleasure on the faces of the owners, so I new my chair was in good hands.
Not only did Richard restore it to it's former glory, he researched it and found that it had indeed been made in
Massachusetts - and was 107 years old!I'm an artist too, so Richard has asked me to do a drawing of the chair for him. I think that says a lot about his passion for his craft.
When he returned the chair to my studio, I was amazed and could hardly believe it was the same one! I used to pose some of my models in it - now, they have to ask if they can sit in it!You know when you've found someone who's more than just a tradesman - someone whose work shows not just their skills, but also the love they have for what they do. Richard is one of those.
Murray Edwards. Corella Hill Studio, Watervale. South Australia.
I picked up a wicker chair from "Trash and Treasure" many years ago for approximately $30, The chair appealed to me because it was an unusual shape with one arm rest rolled thicker than the other side. The down side of my purchase was that someone had painted it dark green and it needed some repair work. I eventually took the chair to Wicker Works with a view to seeing whether it would be worthwhile having it restored professionally.
After some discussion with Richard, I decided to leave it in his capable hands to see what magic he could perform. The transformation was amazing. I am so pleased with the end result and have even had comments from my friends.