Choosing Your Chair Caning and SeatWeaving Supplies

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Choosing Your Chair Caning and SeatWeaving Supplies

Choosing your chair caning and seatweaving supplies is the first step in restoring your chair to its former glory.

This page has chair seatweaving supplies info for cane, reed, fiber rush and more. Scroll down till you find your chair type.
ALL of our booklets are completely illustrated for easy understanding as you proceed with your chair weaving.

All Weaving Supplies are not created equal! We’re proud to offer our customers the highest quality products.

How to Choose What Kind of Materials you need for your chair.

Please note: The illustration at left, shows drilled holes.The one at right, shows a groove. They’re not the same illustration. Two different kinds of caning. Please match to your chair type.

If your chairs has holes, the Chair Cane Kits and Chair Cane pages have a Table for determining the correct size for your project.

Buy chair cane and a Chair Caning booklet, with completely illustrated how-to’s. Get this booklet when you’re weaving a seat with drilled holes in frame. OR, buy a Chair Cane Kit to get everything you need for one chair with Drilled Holes.

Use Pre-woven cane webbing for chair seats (shown in traditional hexagonal openwork pattern) for chairs that have a groove around the perimeter of the chair, as shown at left.When you buy the cane webbing at, we include free instructions to show you how to install this easy-to-work-with cane.

Go to our Cane Webbing page to learn what you need before you go to the Online Store.  We also have a KIT for cane webbing easy to purchase when you only need enough for 1 chair. It includes cane webbing, wedges and spline plus easy instructions.

Does your chair have “rails” or “dowels” around the seat?

(Rails, rungs, dowels or horizontal bars, as shown in photo at left.)

If your chair is this style, you can use reed, binder cane, ash or fiber rush.

Below, see 7 examples of chair weaving styles and materials for chairs with dowel or rung construction.

 Remember to totally restore the chair before your weave the seat.

Weaving the seat is the last step in finishing the chair.

Wicker chairs are usually woven with round reed.

#4 is the most common size. Occasionally you may need other sizes.
Measure the diameter of your material in millimeters before ordering.

To use, simply soak in water for about 1/2 hour and then reweave or
wrap where needed. If your furniture is painted, re-paint it when the reed dries.

Order Round Reed here.

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Seat Weaving Booklets Set

This extremely useful set includes 1 each of all 7 of our excellent seat weaving instruction booklets: Splint Weave, Fiber Rush, Herringbone Weave, Finger Lakes Fan Weave, Shaker Tape Seat Weaving, Chair Caning and New England Porch Weave. If purchased separately, these cost $27.65. Many illustrations, and very clear step-by-step instructions in each. Booklet size is 5.5″ x 8.5″.

Chair Caning Booklet

12-page Chair Caning Booklet with illustrated how-to’s. Get this booklet when you’re weaving a seat with drilled holes in frame. If the woven part of the seat is 12″ or less, one 270′ coil is the amount you need. This is the same booklet that comes with our Chair Caning Kit.

New England Porchweave Booklet

24-page New England Porchweave booklet, completely illustrated how-to’s. Get this booklet when re-weaving a porch rocker type in plain-weave with 1/4″ Wide Binding Cane or narrow flat reeds. It takes one 500 ft coil of binder cane to weave a porch seat. If the back of the chair needs weaving too, the back will require 1 and a half coils of binder cane. For reed, get 3 lb to do the seat and back.

Shaker Tape Seatweaving Booklet

8-page fully illustrated Shaker Tape Seat Weaving booklet for weaving seats with Shaker Tape. Full Color.

Splint Weaving Booklet

16-page fully illustrated Splint Weaving booklet for re-weaving chairs in herringbone pattern with 1/2″ flat reeds. It’ll take about 1 and a half lbs. of reed to weave an average seat.

This weaving pattern is identical to herringbone weave EXCEPT that herringbone uses narrow material. This pattern is for 1/2″ wide and similar material

Fiber Rush Seatweaving Booklet

12-page booklet with illustrated how-to’s. Get this booklet for fiber rush seatweaving in the pattern at left. Also has all instructions to adjust for chairseats that are not perfect squares. This booklet is also the same pattern to be used for weaving SEAGRASS seats.

Finger Lakes Fan Weave Booklet

16-page Finger Lakes Fan Weave booklet, fully-illustrated how-to’s. Suitable for porch chairs, dining room chairs. Use wide binder cane or 3/16 to 1/4 flat oval. It takes one 500′ hank of binder cane or one lb of reed to weave the average seat.

Herringbone Weave Booklet

20-page Herringbone Seat Weaving Booklet, illustrated how-to’s. Suitable for all Binder Cane widths, and Flat Oval reed in 3/16″ or 1/4″ width. Woven in “over 3, under 3” pattern. Takes one hank, coil or pound for one average seat. Also called “twill weave” in some parts of the U.S.

This weaving pattern is identical to Splint Weave EXCEPT that Splint Weave uses 1/2″ wide or wider material.

Choosing Your Chair Caning and Seatweaving Supplies