Materials

01.

Fiber Rush

Weaving Cost

$6.00 / in. (Measuring Longest Chair Rail)

Product Description and Care

Fiber Rush is a made of Kraft paper. Avoid dampness or liquids on product. Dust or vacuum seat for normal cleaning. About every other year, recoat finish using 1 part Shellac to 1 part Denatured Alcohol.

02.

Seagrass​

Weaving Cost
$6.00 / in. (Measuring Longest Chair Rail)
Product Description and Care

Seagrass is a natural material and does not soak in stains like rattan or fiber rush or shaker tape. Avoid direct sunlight to prevent discoloration of seat. Dust or vacuum chair for normal cleaning. Material can be cleaned with damp cloth or to wipe up a spill.

03.

Rattan Cane​

Weaving Cost

$5.00-$7.00 / in.  Flat Cane (Mearsuing Longest Chair Rail)

$5.00-$7.00 / in.  Binder Cane (Mearsuing Longest Chair Rail)

$2.00 /   holeStand Cane (Hand Caning)

Product Description and Care

Rattan Cane is a natural material from the rattan plant. The outer layer of the plant is used to make binder cane(used in handcaning or pre-woven cane). The inner core is used in the formation of the flat cane products of various widths. These materials can take in stains (particularly the flat cane products), but not as quickly as fiber rush and shaker tape. Avoid direct sunlight to prevent discoloration of seat. Dust or vacuum chair for normal cleaning. Material can be cleaned with damp cloth or to wipe up a spill. As rattan ages, it will become brittle. To increase the lifespan of the chair, about every other year, condition the seat with Tung Oil.

04.

Pre-woven Cane

Weaving Cost

$5.00 / in. (Measuring Longest Dimension)

Product Description and Care

Pre-woven Cane is a natural material from the outer layer of the rattan plant. It has been prewoven and supplied to the consumer as a sheet. You may hear the term ‘pressed’ cane with this material which describes the action of pressing the cane into the grove of the seat with a spline. The spline is also made of the inner core of the rattan plant. Pre-woven cane can take in stains, but not as quickly as fiber rush and shaker tape. Avoid direct sunlight to prevent discoloration of seat. Dust or vacuum chair for normal cleaning. Material can be cleaned with damp cloth or to wipe up a spill. As rattan ages, it will become brittle. To increase the lifespan of the chair, about every other year, condition the seat with a Tung Oil.

05.

Shaker Tape​

Weaving Cost

$4.00 / in. (Measuring Longest Chair Rail)

Product Description and Care

Shaker tape is a cotton cloth material. Avoid direct sunlight to prevent discoloration of seat. Dust or vacuum seat for normal cleaning. Note: Avoid liquids near seat as material will be hard to clean if exposed to liquids which could dye fabric. ScotchgardTM can be used to protect the seat if desired.

*The weaving cost is based on the ‘typical’ cost for weaving a seat. If a large seat is woven with a smaller width material which increases the weaving time, additional charges may occur. Also the cost does not include the cost of the material itself or the seat frame. Additional charges will also apply for chair repair and any refinishing work. I generally do not advise refinishing for antique chairs as this generally decreases the chairs value. Final cost will occur after full evaluation of the physical seat.