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Sold by linear foot
Material: natural rattan
½" open weave pattern
Pressed Sheet Cane is a natural material. It is made from the bark of rattan which is woven in a traditional ½" open weave pattern. When new, this prewoven cane is a light flaxen color, over time it darkens to a honey shade. Use on chair seats, rockers, cabinet doors, canoe seats and benches.
Pressed Sheet Cane is sold by linear foot. Width is 14". Cane is on a long continuous roll. Roll is cut in continuous-length to customer specifications. Example: 3 linear feet = overall size 36" length x 14" width.
Determine chair-seat width (side - side) , between grooves, add 3" to this measurement.
Determine chair-seat depth (front - back), between grooves, add 3" to this measurement
Example: if chair seat is 12" width + 3", 14" depth + 3" = 15" x 17" overall piece of cane.
Pressed Sheet Cane requires a groove in wood around chair seat perimeter.
Soak prewoven-cane until supple, about 30 minutes
Soak spline about 15 minutes
Position soaked-cane over seat opening, finished side facing up. Line up cane pattern horizontally and vertically with chair seat.
Gently tap cane into chair groove, holding with wood wedges
Continue pressing cane into groove. Front to back, side to side making sure cane pattern continues to be centered correctly on chair seat. Cane should be taught but not tight as it will shrink as it dries.
Cut away excess cane on outside edge of groove, slight below surface 1/4".
Spread thin bead of hide-glue around center of groove.