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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.

5 days ago

Rattan and riempie

Ek kan jou erfstukke ook so herstel. Kontak my; ben@rattanandriempie.co.za of op facebook messenger, of skakel/sms/whatsapp my op 0764989916. ...

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1 week ago

Rattan and riempie

White, treated riempie or raw, untreated leather riempie?

Generally, the raw leather will last longer. It will "stretch" when the weather gets damp but it will tighten very quickly when humidity drops again. But now I can offer you even better - raw kudu riempies. The best you can get. It can last 25 years if well cared for. For one, keep riempies (white and raw) out of direct sun. Actually, keep any furniture out of direct sun.

Price is more or less the same as for white riempie - about R350 for a standard diningroom chair.

I plan to publish a guideline on my website (rattanandriempie.co.za) very soon to help you estimate cost of repairs.

So, call me about that big old riempie bench and let's restore the memories!
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2 weeks ago

Rattan and riempie

Wishing everyone just the very best for 2019!

When you look back on 2018, don’t think of it as a year of pain but a year of growth. You made it through each day. You should be proud of yourself. You are a better you, despite all the hardships. Take a deep breath and dive into 2019 with hope and confidence.
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2 months ago

Rattan and riempie

When the customer brought me this little stool, the instruction was to put new riempie on it. But this one was calling out to me. I went ahead and restored it. I just could not leave the wood as it was. And the outcome was beautiful!

I can do the same for your neglected/damaged heirlooms.

Restored by Rattan and Riempie
Cell/whatsapp 0764989916
rattanandriempie.co.za
facebook.com/rattanandriempie
Rattan restoration, riempie replacement, wrapped chairs etc
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2 months ago

Rattan and riempie

Rattan and riempie
Ball and claw with nylon rope
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2 months ago

Rattan and riempie

Rattan and riempie
Bring your worn-out rattan chairs (handwoven or machine rattan), your riempie chairs (especially those old ones that oupa still built years ago) - I will have them looking like new quick-quick!

Personal service, personal repairs, personal attention. I am happy only when you are happy!

*** And please like and share my page? That will earn you a 10% discount.

ben@rattanandriempie.co.za
cell/whatsapp: 0764689916
Address (APPOINTMENT ONLY)
217 Pretoria street, Lyndhurst, Johannesburg

website: rattanandriempie.co.za
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2 months ago

Rattan and riempie

Rattan and riempie
Rattan/cane webbing repaired. Call/whatspp me 0764989916 or email ben@rattanandriempie.co.za
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2 months ago

Rattan and riempie

Transformation: Beloved rattan chair restored to once again, take up its rightful place in the home.

Restored by Rattan and Riempie
Cell/whatsapp 0764989916
rattanandriempie.co.za
facebook: rattanandriempie
Rattan restoration, riempie replacement, wrapped chairs etc
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