How to Measure your Chair for Shaker Tape Yardage – Use This Formula
1. Measure the front rail between the posts in inches.
2. Measure from the center of the back rail to the center of the front rail in inches.
3. Multiply these together.
4. Divide the resulting figure by 9 if you’re using 1″ tape. Or, divide the resulting figure by 5.3 for 5/8″ tape. Answer is the number of Yards needed per chair.
5. Order this number of yards to weave the chair in one color only. Or, order half this amount in each of 2 colors to weave a checkerboard colored chair seat.
Be sure to compare the cost of 1 roll with the cost of the number of yards. If you’re buying more than 65 yds of 5/8″ tape (69 yds, 1″ tape), the 75 yard roll price is a better value.
Shaker Tape TIP: If these are Dining chairs, spray with Scotchguard® to prevent food stains. (test bottom first)
Shaker Tape is also used for basket weaving tote bag handles and straps for basket backpacks.