FREE Online Step-By-Step Photo Instructions for Cane Webbing
Cane Webbing (Measure groove to groove + 4 inches)
For open cane webbing measure from the center of one hole to the center of the next hole to determine the style of your old cane webbing. See available styles below:
Reed Spline (circumference of groove + 1 foot). See chart below for Reed Spline sizes.
is used for chairs that have a series of holes around the seat opening. Consult the chart below to determine the correct size Chair Cane for your chair.
A 1000 ft. coil is enough material to seat 4 average-sized chairs. The 250 ft. coil will seat 1 chair. (Plus, the 250 ft. coil includes the Binder Cane.)
|Code||Desc.||Cane Width||Hole Dia.||Distance Between Holes|
|4200||Carriage Fine||1.5 - 1.75mm||1/8"||3/8"|
|4040||4mm Binder Cane||4mm|
|4050||5mm Binder Cane||5mm||Binder Canes|
|4060||6mm Binder Cane||6mm|
Don't need 250 feet of chair cane. Buy only the feet you need.
Chair Cane, the outer bark of the rattan palm vine, is used for chairs that have a series of holes around the seat opening.
Fiber rush, a tough twisted paper, is used for chairs with four rungs.
Sea grass is used for chairs and for accent or rim fillers in your baskets.
Paper Splint is used for ladderback-style chair bottoms using the traditional twill pattern (chairs that have 4 rungs around the seat).
Strong, bonded fiber with detailed (pressed) designs.
May be cut with shears or a knife to fit your chair. Simply tack in place with upholstery nails
Weave a chair seat in the classic tradition of the Shakers using the Best Quality 100% Cotton Webbing available. See colors below. Easy to use and strong. Choose one color or combine colors for a contrasting "checkerboard" pattern.
Click here for Shaker Tape Color Selector and Yardage Calculator ( Preview the color combinations online )
To calculate the yardage of Shaker Tape needed for your chair or rocker bottom use the following formulas:
Save $$$ with 1" Wide Value-Priced Cotton Webbing. A bit lighter in weight than conventional Shaker Tape, this 100% cotton webbing is 1" wide, economical, durable and available in a variety of contemporary colors.
In addition to seating, this cotton webbing is a good choice for handles and accent rows in your baskets.
See colors below. Easy to use and strong. Choose one color or combine colors for a contrasting "checkerboard" pattern.
To calculate the yardage of Cotton Webbing needed for your chair or rocker bottom use the following formulas:
Re-Seat Your Antique Ladder Back Chair with Flat Reed.
How much flat reed will I need to re-seat my chair seat(s) using the traditional herringbone weave? The answer is here: The Flat Reed Chair Seat Calculator.
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