Chair Seating Supplies 

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  • Books and Booklets

    Learn how to re-seat your antique chair with these how-to books and booklets.

  • Cane Webbing & Spline

    Before

    Before

    If your chair has a groove around the seat opening, then choose Cane Webbing.

    FREE Online Step-By-Step Photo Instructions for Cane Webbing

    After

    After

    You will need to following:

    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.

    Caning Chisel to remove old Spline | Caning Wedges to hold webbing. | Glue

    Reed Spline

    Reed Spline

    CodeDescriptionWidth of Groove
    RS70F# 7 Spline5/32"
    RS75F# 7.5 Spline11/64"
    RS80F# 8 Spline3/16"
    RS90F# 9 Spline7/32"
    RS95F# 9.5 Spline1/4"
  • Caning Tools

    Caning pegs, caning awl, caning chisel, caning needle, wedges, glue, tacks, nails, etc.

  • Chair Cane by the Coil

    Cane Seat

    Chair Cane, the outer bark of the rattan palm vine,

    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.)

    Calculate the Amount and Size of Cane needed for your chair 

    CodeDesc.Cane WidthHole Dia.Distance Between Holes
    4200Carriage Fine1.5 - 1.75mm1/8"3/8"
    4200SuperFine2mm1/8"3/8"
    4214Fine-Fine2.25mm3/16"1/2"
    4212Fine2.5mm7/32"5/8"
    4234Narrow-Medium2.75mm1/4"11/16"
    4230Medium3mm1/4"3/4"
    4235Common3.5mm5/16"7/8"
    40404mm Binder Cane4mm  
    40505mm Binder Cane5mmBinder Canes
    40606mm Binder Cane6mm  

  • Chair Cane by the Foot

    Don't need 1000 feet of chair cane?

    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.

  • Danish Cord

    Great choice for modern chairs, stools and benches. Laced and Unlaced.

  • Fiber Rush, Paper Splint and Sea Grass

    Fiber Rush, Sea Grass and Paper Splint

    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).

  • Hickory Bark
    Hickory Bark

    Hickory Bark

    a traditional chair seating material, is beautiful and long-lasting. Limited supply.

    Free Online Instructions for using Hickory Bark in your chair. Opens in new window.

  • Pressed Fiber Seats
    Pressed Fiber Seats

    Pressed Fiber Seats

    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

  • Shaker Tape
    Shaker Tape Chair Seat

    Shaker Tape

    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.

    FREE Online Step-By-Step Instructions

    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:

    • (W x L) / 9 = Total Yardage for 1" Shaker Tape
    • (W x L) / 5.3 = Total Yardage for 5/8" Shaker Tape
    • W = Width of your bottom in inches at the widest point. This is usually across the front of your bottom.
    • L = Length of your bottom in inches front to back.
    • Order all yardage of one color or half the yardage in 2 colors.
    • You will also need a piece of foam (listed below) for each chair, rocker or stool.
  • Cotton Webbing
    Cotton Webbing Chair Seat

    Cotton Webbing

    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.

    Cotton Webbing Color Chart

    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.

    FREE Online Step-By-Step Instructions for a Shaker Chair Seat

    To calculate the yardage of Cotton Webbing needed for your chair or rocker bottom use the following formulas:

    • (W x L) / 9 = Total Yardage for 1" Cotton Webbing
    • W = Width of your bottom in inches at the widest point. This is usually across the front of your bottom.
    • L = Length of your bottom in inches front to back.
    • Order all yardage of one color or half the yardage in 2 colors.
    • You will also need a piece of foam (listed below) for each chair, rocker or stool.
  • Flat Reed for Chairs
    Flat Reed Chair Seat

    Flat Reed for Chairs

    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.

    Free On-Line Instructions for seating your ladder back chair with Flat Reed.

    Quick Reference Chart - Number of Feet per Pound of Reed

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