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Conventional Weave Cane

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Rattan cane is exceptionally durable, making it the best choice for heavy-duty uses like chair seats. Can be made flexible by soaking in water. Traditional Cane is made from the outer bark of the rattan palm -- a climbing vine that grows to the top of tropical forest canopies. Natural cane is also impervious to damp, humid conditions and may be stained, painted or varnished (gel stains are best followed with a clear coat), but does not need a finish.

Note: Minimum order of pre-woven caning is 12 lineal inches.

(1) Conventional Weave Cane
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Weight 0.0000
Min Length (inches) 12
4.7 / 5.0
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conventional weave cane
Good product. You must follow the installation instructions.

I had to soak the product longer than the instructions. All went well.
December 7, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Excellent product
Excellent product; very well packaged for transport.
Couldn't be improved; very reasonably priced.
December 4, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Conventional weave cane
Takes some fidling to install but if you take your time it makes replacing the seat cane a lot less time consuming than doing it one piece at a time. Looks great when done!
August 17, 2019
4 months ago
Great Cane
Easy to install when you follow the directions and soak it sufficiently. I also watched a youtube video before installing it and made myself some wedges to use to poke it into the groove.
June 12, 2019
6 months ago
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worked great.
re-did 2 canoe seats. worked great.
June 9, 2019
6 months ago
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Chair Repair
Made with Rockler Cane - Looks Great!
This is a repair I made with Rockler Cane - looks great
This is a repair I made with Rockler Cane - looks great
April 5, 2019
9 months ago
Rocker has been very good at supplying the things to help me in my many round to it jobs thanks for the good and quick delivers
January 7, 2019
12 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Rocking chair cane seat
Replaced the seat of an antique rocking chair that used cane and pegs. The previous owner cut through the holes and covered the seat with plywood. I routed 1/4 groove and followed
Rockler's instruction for the woven cane. It was loose while wet but tightened like a drum upon drying. First time working with this product
Looks great!
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January 2, 2018
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The cane was exactly what I needed. Very pleased.
August 16, 2016
over 3 years ago
Bentwood Rocker Recaning
Found material in stock at the Rockler store.
Followed instructions found on their website.
Required patience, and planning, but nice result.
April 10, 2016
over 3 years ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Used before. Worked well.
Ralph M on Dec 3, 2019
I have used this to repair chairs before.
Gregory E on Nov 14, 2019
Used before. Worked well.
Ralph M on Dec 3, 2019
I have a chair with broken weave and I am in the process of trying to repair.
Jerry C on Nov 24, 2019
I have used this to repair chairs before.
Gregory E on Nov 14, 2019
it was a match to the chair I'm recanting
jim s on Oct 7, 2019
rockler is the only one that carry this material
JOHNNY B on Sep 6, 2019
Restoring old canoe and these appear to be an exact match to the original.
Rob G on Jul 9, 2019
matching existing
sharon b on Jun 30, 2019
match what is being replaced
Nan M on Jun 27, 2019
To repair a chair
Aviv O on Jun 25, 2019
to repair two chairs
Mac F on May 16, 2019
repairing a chair
kenneth h on Feb 24, 2019
It was what I needed to put the seat in my chair, Rockler had it!
Lynnda M on Jan 31, 2019
to repair dining room chair seats
Debra L on Jan 28, 2019
To fix a chair
Harold E on Jan 26, 2019
repairing seat on rocking chair
Leigh W on Jan 17, 2019
Replacing seat on child rocking chair
Greg on Jan 8, 2019
Joe Lanum R on Dec 28, 2018
need to repair broken chair.
Henry U on Feb 2, 2017
JD E on Dec 17, 2016
Needed for seating on a chair. worked perfectly
Eric H on Jun 7, 2016
I have a chair with broken weave and I am in the process of trying to repair.
Jerry C on Nov 24, 2019
it was a match to the chair I'm recanting
jim s on Oct 7, 2019
is this caning natural or bleached?
Mary S on Jun 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Show me the difference
what does length in whole
number+fraction mean. My prewoven cane measures 1/2" from side of hole to side of hole. what does your conventional cane measure?
linda b on Apr 9, 2018
the chair i'm working has a round seat that has a 14" dia. cane seat how much do i need ?
jeff c on Nov 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Buy the 18" wide and measure the length you need and go over by a couple of inches. On the spline, measure the channel
How wide is the pre-woven cane? I only see a length in inches, and a quantity space on the order form.
Susan E. H on May 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Our conventional cane is available in 12", 14", 18" and 24" widths.

You can select your choice from the "CANE WIDTH" box located just under the price.
Do you have instructions on conventional weave cane for a chair seat with 14 holes back, 20 holes front and 16 holes sides?
Velma C on Apr 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Rockler has a book on chair caning (87587) and a DVD (87587) as well
how large are the holes in the open weave? 3/8" 1/2" 1" I have seen all three sizes on different web sites.
larry j on Feb 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 3/8” I don’t know if it is bleached or natural. It is fairly light.
Is it possible to use the conventional weave cane on sets with perimeter holes, by getting oversize and removing strands?
Richard P on Jan 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have not tried this, but think it would depend on the chair hole spacing. It would have to be close to where the removed strands fall so all would lay flat. Another option that I have done is to cut a groove around perimeter where holes are and use conventional weave with spline.
is this product bleached, semi bleached, or natural?
Susan K on Oct 19, 2017
how do you price weaving a cane seat? a weaver in Georgia charged by the hole.
anita s on Oct 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: As the website says, by the linear foot.
I don't under stand to add a value 12 to1000000?
Wayne M on Aug 3, 2018
My chair has an odd shape should I just get the largest width and then cut?
Margaret D on Dec 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: you need to look at the length and width in both directions, add 2" to each measurement and find the width of cane that best fits. Remember the pattern is symmetrical, so you can fit it going in either direction. I trim the piece while it's wet before I press it in, with plenty of overhang. I also remove the string on the edges. That allows the cane to give a bit while it is being pressed in.
Can this cane be stained dark?
Carol C on Sep 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes but you might want to use a much darker stain than desired. I had difficulty getting mine as dark as I wanted.
What is the fraction for when ordering? Is it adding to length or the size of holes or what?
Rick L on Aug 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: When ordering you enter the length in a whole number and then add the fraction you need so 15.5" becomes 15 1/2 inches.
Should I stain the conventional cane fabric before I soak and install it with the spline or should I stain after installing? Is it common to finish with varnish or shellac or polyurethane and should that be done before or after installing, also?
Michael G L on Jun 22, 2018
Conventional Weave Cane
Conventional Weave Cane
Reed Spline
Reed Spline
BEST ANSWER: Hello Michael, I have replaced cane weave and spline on numerous chairs over the years. Soak your cane supplies and complete the replacement procedure. Let the chair dry for completely. With the high humidity here on the gulf coast I give 24 hours. Then do your staining. When that’s dry you my use any of the sealer products you mentioned successful.
Where can I find the tool that pushes spline down into the ditch?
sandy s on Feb 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: hi, i have used a piece of an old yardstick to first push the wet cane into the groove, then trim with a sharp razor knife. Apply a bead of wood glue in the groove after sinking and trimming the cane to prevent popping.
With a small wood block over the spline use a small light hammer to sink the spline to the proper depth.
no special tools are really needed.
Can I replace a woven chair bottom with a pre made one?
Laurie on Feb 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Go to you tube and search how to re-cane a chair. I watched about a 10 minute video. The hardest part is getting the old cane out of the track for the new spline. My antique secretaries chair came out great.
So it comes in sheets and you just add spline? Do u need a lot of tools? Doing a chair back
Jonne H on Feb 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Short answer is yes - but there are several sizes of spline so if would be good to get a rough measurement of the groove where the spline goes.

s for tools - a mallet or hammer is necessary to drive the spline over the cane into the groove. Small wooden wedges are very helpful to 1) hold the cane in place as you stretch it around the opening and 2) you can use them to drive the spline into the groove and 3) I found it easier to drive the cane into the groove first and then drive the spline in over the cane. Make sure to soak the cane and the spline enough to make them pliable.
We have 4 chairs whose caning is 17" across in the front. Should I order the 18" or 24" wide cane, and should I order 4 pieces or just one long strip?
Marlingspike on May 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The 18" wide would be fine. I usually order it as one piece
What is the grid width? I need 1/2 inch
Bill M on May 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure how grid width is measured. The distance from any particular vertical or horizontal strand to the next strand in the same position relative to the hole is indeed 1/2 inch.
What is the spacing between the holes on the weave?
Bob W on Aug 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi Bob.... the standard spacing on this cane is 1/2". The best way to tell if you have the right size is to superimpose the old cane over the new cane... just bring a scrap to the store. Cane comes in many sizes up to as big as 1'. Good luck.
What is the most successful way of smoothly cutting the Reed spline without splitting or damaging the spline?
Michael G L on Jun 22, 2018
Conventional Weave Cane
Conventional Weave Cane
Reed Spline
Reed Spline
BEST ANSWER: Be sure spine is thoroughly watersoaked
On your conventional weave cane, what is the measurement between the center of the holes and diameter of the hole? Thanks.
James on Jul 5, 2018
I have dining chairs that have the caning on the top part of the chair. What suggestions do you have for fixing these? The seats are cushioned
Deborah C on Feb 25, 2018
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