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Fiber Seat

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Budget pleasing leather look a likes. Made of an extremely durable fiber and polymer blend that looks like leather when finished. Easy to stain or top coat, as shown.

(1) Fiber Seat
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Manufacturer Part Number CS-2040
Weight 0.5000
Tech Spec
  • Seat comes unfinished
  • Swirled shield design
  • Size: 14-3/8" square
  • Seat area: 11-3/8" x 11-1/4"
4.2 / 5.0
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Very durable and easy to work with.
October 22, 2018
over 3 years ago
Fiber Seat
Easy to shape and install, using shears and a hammer. When tacking it down in place of the cane seat, be sure to place the tacks outside the holes for the cane. Looks good. I haven't painted it yet, but it made my Grandmothers kitchen chair usable again. I have two more fiber seats for when the old seats go through on the other chairs. These chairs were repaired with masonite by my Grandfather, many long years ago. He wasn't going to re cane them, and I won't either.
Just needs some paint, and a bit of antiquing...
Just needs some paint, and a bit of antiquing...
July 22, 2018
1 year ago
The fiber seat was great to work with looks just like the old one when finished did not take a photo since I was repairing the chair for a friend. didn't think of taking a photo. After calling Rockler customer service on what to use to stain it with wasn't sure use leather or regular stain was told could use regular wood stain which I had didn't have to go buy leather stain and put satin poly on was just beautiful friend was very grateful that I was able to repair the chair
November 20, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Love it!
It was easy cutting with the band saw
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Added Apr 8, 2017
April 8, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
fiber seat
I found the seat Fiber seat insert to be exceptional Made a pattern cut it out and place the upholstery nails in 1' apart. Stained and varnished it ant the chair looks complete now, I sure would recommend this product.
November 19, 2015
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
I needed to replace the worn...
I needed to replace the worn out imitation leather bottom of a child's rocking chair that had been in my family since at least 1901. I used this protect and was extemely delighted with the result. The pattern was easy to cut to size, and it accepted a light informal coating of stain and the puncture of furniture tacks well. The seat looks compatible to the rest of the chair as to age, appearance, and to style. Wonderful product! Thank you.
January 17, 2011
Needed to repair cane bottom of...
Needed to repair cane bottom of old rocker. Applied light stain and waterbase sealer. Marked lines for tacks on back, and drilled 1/16" pilot holes from back every 1" so that tacks could be nailed in from front without damaging material. Product worked super!
October 10, 2010
Great looking seats....stain and finish to...
Great looking seats....stain and finish to look like real leather. Good product, could use a few more alternative designs and sizes.
July 11, 2010
Worked out well for an old oak chair
March 5, 2019
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
items were as expected. Good quality. Thanks.
December 12, 2016
over 3 years ago
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I had misplaced your complete catalog and finally found the your product on the internet.<br />Do you still have catalogs available?<br />Thankfully I found you!<br /><br />John Alvey
JOHN A on Oct 18, 2019
Restore old chair
Robert M on Sep 24, 2019
I had misplaced your complete catalog and finally found the your product on the internet.<br />Do you still have catalogs available?<br />Thankfully I found you!<br /><br />John Alvey
JOHN A on Oct 18, 2019
I like the rich color and Design
Teena Miltenberger I on Oct 12, 2019
Restore old chair
Robert M on Sep 24, 2019
I’m refinishing a chair and I needed to replace the seat.
Lynette L on Jul 5, 2019
looks similar to original<br />good quality
Richard W on Apr 19, 2019
I think I can use it to replace a seat on a rocker I had refinished.
Robert P on Mar 22, 2019
Looks like it would work on an antique rocker chair to replace old one and the review comments were helpful plus positive in using this product.
Greg D on Jan 30, 2019
to replace broken cane seat
Theodore K on Jan 30, 2019
It is the shape of the one I need to replace.
Ann Daniel N on Nov 28, 2018
Fixing 8 old chairs
Stephen Arnold W on Oct 26, 2018
To repair an old chair
Ruth Schaub S on Oct 11, 2018
replace repair
William W on Jul 14, 2018
I need to replace the seats on three chairs that belonged to my Grandmother. Grandpa had used masonite, and it finally gave out... They were originally caned, but Grandpa didn't do caning, and I'm not going to take the time right now... Maybe later, but somehow I doubt it.
Kris G on Jun 30, 2018
repairing a chair
nancey l on Jun 24, 2018
same as above
connie c on May 3, 2018
I have two chairs to fix
Kelvin J on Feb 28, 2018
broken cane
Ronald K on Jan 30, 2018
need to replace one that split after many years of use
George B on Oct 24, 2017
I have an antique rocker to repair.
Carl A Johnson J on Oct 10, 2017
Replace one on old chair
Gordon B on Jun 28, 2017
Replacing old seat insert. Not sure it will work but will give it a try and Rockler has 90 day return policy so no risk.
RENEE S on Jun 20, 2017
It appears to fit.
Jerry on Apr 19, 2017
replace torn seat
Alvin M on Mar 31, 2017
James S on Feb 17, 2017
Restoring an antique rocker that is a family heirloom.
Eunice K on Oct 11, 2016
Repairing an antique chair
Robert S on Jul 10, 2016
Cane seats needed replacement. Fiber should be better.
Gerald W. B on May 2, 2016
good alternative to caning.
Warren B on Jan 18, 2016
The seat on an older rocker broke through. This will replace it.
Jennifer P on Jan 5, 2016
For ladder back chairs I was redoing
John W on Sep 21, 2015
The cane in chair is broken and it's to expensive to replace.
Conrad P B on Jul 20, 2015
To recover an old chair
Dolores L on Jun 15, 2015
I like the rich color and Design
Teena Miltenberger I on Oct 12, 2019
I’m refinishing a chair and I needed to replace the seat.
Lynette L on Jul 5, 2019
Do these need to be soaked in something to make them more plyable to wrap around seat frame?
Charli W on May 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Maybe if it was the leather one if you are stretching it. This one is Fiber if soaked in liquid it'd probably come apart. I followed the directions by cutting to size then tacking in place and lastly painting with a protective layer like polyurethane.
Can the premade Nail strip bend and form to the pattern you make for the seat?
A shopper on Aug 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I just used the decorative nails. I picked a point and spaced them out, so they looked like they were spaced equally all the way around the seat. I cut a small radius at the four corners, after looking a the nail strips, it might hard to make the corners look good and not have something sharp sticking up.
I need a 16" x!6" you have one?
Kathrtn W on Sep 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I'm sorry, this is the only size that we sell
is the color the same as pictured?
Carl R on Aug 27, 2019
The the seats I ordered were slightly lighter than the picture. They were perfect for my application and they have served us well. I would order them again if I needed replacements.
Best wishes,
I was wondering if I can glue the fiber seat bottoms to the chair?
Jim K on Jun 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We used tacks to secure our seat in place on an antique woman's rocker. We trimmed the fiber seat along the etched lines. Once it was stained and sprayed with lacquer it looked beautiful!!
What color is the seat replacement fabric before staining? I need a light color.
Jill B on Oct 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Jill, as I recall, the seat material is a light color. Imagine a light shoe leather mixed with cardboard. It stained well with aniline dye I got from Rockler.
What kind of tacks would I use to put this on a seat? Do I tack it from the top or how would I do it?
Ann R on Jan 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: i trimmed it to fit and then i glued it with good contact cement
the stuff you put a laminate counter top on with.coat both seat edge and chair area,
let dry completely and make sure you set it down straight.will stay like its welded there.
Wanting to use these to replace rush seat ladder back chairs. Could this be wrapped over the wood and secured underneath so no nail heads show?
Susan C on Dec 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This material is quite brittle, if you tried to fold it over the edge of the chair it could tear. If I were brave enough to try it and had an extra seat I would wet it first so it would be more flexable. Good luck
What is the best way to trim the seat?
Debbie S on Dec 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have for both chairs used a shop grade of Fiskars cutters/scissor. They worked just fine and put the old seat on top of the new seat and drawn a pencil on the new one and then cut along the line. Both cut very easy and went well.
I am looking for a 12" round diameter seat replacement
Glenda B on Feb 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sorry but I do not have an answer
I need a seat panel that is 16 inches x 16 inches , are any available ....?
Furie on Apr 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately the 14 3/8" is the only one we sell
What size is it? I really need a round seat for my 1800’s rocking chair.
Sandy R on Dec 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: •Size: 14-3/8" square
•Seat area: 11-3/8" x 11-1/4"
What is the best way to stain these fiber seats?
Cheryl M on Jul 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I wish I knew. Fiber seats just do not respond predictably to wood stain. I have not had any good luck in staining fiber seats although many manufacturers state that you can easily do it. My best alternative methods to match existing seat colors include buying multiple seat replacements. Sorry that I cannot help but I admire your (Rockler's) approach to resolving this issue. Hopefully, someone will submit a magical solution. Warren
Will the center of seat set down inside of 9 1/2" ft, 8" rear by 8 1/2" front to back ?
Norm V on Sep 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Used this seat to replace worn ones in some old chairs for a lady. Had to do some trim work on them , but it worked great for me. Check to see if you will have room for tacks on the edge ! Good luck & safe woodworking !
Do you have leather seat replacement for old wooden chairs?
A shopper on Aug 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, we no longer carry leather seats
How would I replace twine seat and back of rocking chair with arms bought at cracker barrel?
Claudette T on Apr 26, 2018
Where can I get a larger seat replacement? I need a minimum of 13"x13".
Joan P on Jan 23, 2017