Able To Cane
Natural Rush, Cane & Wicker Repair and Supplies
Okay-so who were you going to call about repairing that wicker chair in the attic? Find anyone willing to touch the rush seats on that antique chair set inherited from Uncle Bob? How about that pair of porch rockers snapped up at the yard sale - a bargain but needing a little work? And all those cane chair seats...you've come to the right place: Able to Cane of Maine.
In over twenty-five years, natural seating of all kinds has passed through our doors. We repair caned chairs, wicker chairs and rush seats. We weave webbing (or tape) onto Shaker style chairs and special cord onto Danish style chairs. We braid reed on the classic porch rocker.
We also provide chair caning instruction. One-on-one sessions can be arranged, either in Portland or Warren, near Rockland, in our shops. Every spring, we teach a chair seat repair class in the adult education program of Medomack Valley High School. It is very popular.
And we have supplies for caning, wicker repair, rush seating-really, anything we use, we also sell to the handy folk willing and able to take on their own projects. Everything that can be thought of, from pressed cane webbing, spline, Shaker tape, reeds and splints to pins, stains and tools can be had, given a few days notice. The more popular items are kept in stock in Warren and can be in Portland for pick up within 24 hours. For those at a distance, there is always the U.S.Postal Service. Just give us a call: (207) 615-8373 or send an e-mail: You can also use the form provided on the contact page.