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Conventional Weave Cane

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Conventional Weave Cane
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
Technical Documents How To Remove Old Cane and Spline
Min Length (inches) 12
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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 2 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 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
As described...
The project came out great using this cane! No complaints.
December 6, 2015
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
The right product.
Recently contract painters working in the house had accidentally punctured one of our dining room chairs back cain.

I was lucky to find the exact stuff at ROCKLER store and replace the entire chair back.
PS My wife was impressed.
October 10, 2015
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great product, was an exact match to our chairs, installed easily with the directions included
June 11, 2015
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
very prompt shipping, cane arrived in good condition. Very easy to order on the phone.
June 7, 2015
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Cane for chair
I had to replace the torn can in my chair. I went to Rockler and got some new cane and a spline. They were very helpful and even got me some instructions to take home. Great store, at least in Burnsville, MN.
May 29, 2015
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Cane bench repair
Ordered this material for a small sewing machine bench. Never used this cane product before, but with the instructions which came with order had no trouble at all installing it. Made my antique sewing bench usable again. This product, as all other products, I have ordered over the past years have proven to be of the highest quality.
December 11, 2014
As a small business owner specializing...
As a small business owner specializing in upholstering and chair caning, I was pleased to find a local supplier of cane material. Rockler was prompt, efficient and best of all a superior quality to the out of state sources I previously frequented. Great site, can't wait to visit the store!!
June 14, 2011
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Why did you choose this?
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need to repair broken chair.
Henry U on Feb 2, 2017
Needed for seating on a chair. worked perfectly
Eric H on Jun 7, 2016
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
JD E on Dec 17, 2016
is this caning natural or bleached?
Mary S on Jun 23, 2017
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
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
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
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: Lochlear is selling pre-woven cane. If your weaver is hand weaving then the effort is considerably greater and the pricing will be different.
I don't under stand to add a value 12 to1000000?
Wayne M on Aug 3, 2018
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.
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.
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 spacing between the holes on the weave?
Bob W on Aug 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I presume you are talking about hand weaving. If so, the distance depends on the size of frame holes, distance between the holes and the size the cane material. I suggested you go to the web and you can all the information knowing the six of the holes and the spacing. The hand weaving looks complicated, but there are books and you tube that will help you.
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.
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.
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
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, not sure how I got referred to this question because I do not work with cane weave.
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
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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