Paper Splint is used for strong chair bottoms. Weave it into your ladderback-style and shaker-style...
Paper Splint is used for strong chair bottoms. Weave it into your ladderback-style and shaker-style chairs using the traditional twill pattern (chairs that have 4 rungs around the seat). An interesting material for basketry as well. Not necessary to wet the material when weaving. Approximately 120 feet per pound. 2 pounds are enough to bottom an 18 x 16 chair seat.
Check out our free instructions for chair seating. The instructions in the link below show using flat reed; however, you would weave a seat with paper splint in the same manner, with two exceptions: 1. you would not soak the paper splint in water and 2. paper splint does not have a smooth and a rough side as does flat reed.
Wife's Grandmother's Stool Restoration
This was a first for me. I was surprised when at looking at the original material that it appeared to be paper. An internet search led me here, confirming to me that it was indeed paper. I ordered two pounds which ended up twice the needed amount. The stool look good with the new seat. Photos at : https://www.flickr.com/photos/jmschneid/albums/72157657632929234