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White Riempie

Just a note to DIY’ers regarding white riempies – you NEVER, EVER soak them in water. That removes the preservative (magnesium sulpahte – the white powder) from the riempie and shortens its life! 

White riempie
White riempie
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The only riempie you soak in water is raw-hide riempie, which is unusable (hard) when dry. And stringing with raw-hide is a lot different than white riempie and when done wrong can break your frame. Raw-hide riempie have a lifespan of 15+ years, much longer than white riempie.

 

Raw, or raw-hide riempie
Raw, or raw-hide riempie
I know there are a couple of sites on the internet stating you need to soak white riempie, but you don’t. Trust me on this one.
 
The internet contains a wealth of information but there is also a lot of nonsense on the internet being sold for truth. Soaking white riempie is one of them. Because it is on the internet does not mean it is the truth and/or correct.
 
Rather get a pro with experience to do it for you.
 
Cell/whatsapp 0764989916
 

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5 days ago

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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

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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

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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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