What I can do for you

  • General wicker restoration
  • Rattan
  • General wicker restoration
  • Cane suites
  • General wicker restoration
  • Cane Suites
  • Rush/wrapped chairs/seats/backs-banana rope, sisal, seagrass etc
  • Rattan
    • handwoven rattan
    • machine woven rattan (webbing)
    • riempie
      • white leather riempie, most commonly used
      • raw/wet leather
      • synthetic/PVC riempie

Some about me

I am Ben Keyser. I am an IT Professional (Master Certified Novell Engineer, Microsoft Certified Professional, Comptia It Project+). I have been in the industry for the past 25 years and on my own, with Espero Computer Systems (https://espero.co.za) since September 2004. I do web and email hosting (through an upstream service provider). I also design websites using Joomla and WordPress. This website is built with WordPress. I have a lot of bexperience with Google ads and facebook advertising as well. I have various SLA options available for interested parties, but am quite happy to do desktop support, pc/virus cleanups, hardware and software installations as well. My target is smaller businesses and home users.

Rattan and riempie is a hobby, but I want to build it into a business I can retire on. It is much less stressful than the IT environment.

My late sister-in-law, Carina Coetzee taught me the wicker trade – handwoven rattan, chair wrapping with rope, gras etc. I find this a very enjoyable and peaceful way to get away from the stress of computers, servers, clouds etc!

I love reading and I have a keen interest in astronomy and astrophysics and theoretical physics. I have read several of Stephen Hawking’s books.

I have read ALL of Dan Brown’s books including the lesser known ones like Illuminati, Deception Point, Digital Fortress, Inferno (which was disappointing)and Origins, the latest.

I love Classical music. Mozart, Bizet, Chopin, the whole Strauss family and Karl Orff are some favourites.

Yes, and no to forget, I have a Jackie and 2 Dobermans. The Jackie is getting old but the dobies are the most amazing dogs I have ever dealt with. First time ever I trained a dog, and I am so proud of what I achieved with my male. He is a absolute gentle giant of 45kilos.

I consider myself a family-man with a beautiful wife (Elmien) and daughter; which is where I spend most of my free time. No matter how far I need to travel for my IT customers, when I turn around, there is only one road ahead of me – back home to my wife and daughter. My wife will also quickly tell you that I am an excellent cook. Elmien owns and runs “The Office Chair Repairers PTY(Ltd)”  and repair office chairs – broken mechanisms, sinking gas, broken wheels etc. She can, as a matter of fact, build you a completely custom office chair.

That’s me. See, I am a nice guy and you will enjoy doing business with me! 🙂 En al is my “About me” engels, is ek ‘n boerseun uit Bloemfontein met wie jy maar gerus kan Afrikaans praat!

Contact me on cell/whatsapp 0764989916, or skype: benkeyser or email ben@rattanandriempie.co.za or bkeyser@espero.co.za