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What Do I Have?

Here are some examples of chair seat materials and frames and how you can tell what you have. At the bottom is samples of Fibre wicker and round reed, the two materials you will find most often. As always, contact us with any questions.

Bottom of Hand Cane Chair

This is Hand Cane. It has holes drilled around the seat frame. If you turn the chair upside down, you will see the caneing come trorugh one hole and back up the next.We price this by the holes in the seat frame. A hand cane chair can take 6=8 hours or more to complete.


                         MEASURING SEATS

To measure for splint, rush or other seats of similar materials, it's measured [for seats] across the front from leg to leg,


front leg front leg

This measurement in inches times the cost per inch gives you the price.

An average chair should be 16-18 inches, a arm chair can be 20-22.


This is a splint seat. This seat is woven with flat reed. Oak and Ash may also be used and all come in various widths. All may be stained to match another seat or to give an antique look. Splint is priced by the inch measured across the widest points, usually across the front legs, outside to outside.Chair shown has no stain or finish to show the natural look.


Danish Cord


This is press cane or sheet cane. It is held in a grove in the seat frame by a spline running around the seat frame. If you turn the chair upside down, you will see just the wood seat bottom. This cane we price by the inch measured across the widest points.


Below are examples of the materials most used in seating and wicker.On the left is a sample of Cane, then Flat Reed, Fibre Reed, Seagrass[used as a replacement for natural rush], Round Reed, Fibre Rush with a wire in it[ used in wicker where exrta support is needed, and Fibre Rush.

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