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binding cane rocking horse
Rocking horse recane by Brian Milne, Victoria, BC
bmilne@telus.net

Rocking horse fixed using 5 mm binding cane



binding cane old chair seat
Binding Cane Chair seats
Before and after
by Suzanne B - NB
binding cane chair seat



hand caned chair seat

Strand Cane

Cane is cut from the outer bark of the rattan palm.  The face side is curved slightly and shiny, the back side flat and matte.  Blue tie.
Cane can be stained but does not color evenly. 
Other finishes will make it brittle.  We recommend leaving it natural.

strand cane
    Seat frames must have drilled holes.  Use chart below to determine size
required.  One hank is 1000 feet and should do 4  average seats (each
144-168 sq. inches, approx 72 holes).



The Caner's Handbook
by Bruce Miller and Jim Widess -
  ISBN 0-937274-60-7    An excellent book I highly recommend!  A descriptive book with step-by-step pictures for hand caning, installing sheet cane, rushwork, working with splint, shaker tape, rawhide, danish cord and binder cane and even some wicker repair.   
$19.95


SIZE OF
CANE
DIAMETER
OF
DRILLED
HOLES
DISTANCE
BETWEEN
HOLES IN
FRAME
WIDTH
OF
CANE
PRICE Half hank by weight
Superfine 1/8" 3/8" 2.00 mm $44.00 $22.00
Fine Fine 3/16" 1/2" 2.25 mm $46.00 $23.00
Fine 7/32" 5/8" 2.50 mm $48.00 $24.00
Narrow-Medium 1/4" 11/16" 2.75 mm $50.00 $25.00
Medium 1/4" 3/4" 3 mm $52.00 $26.00
Common 5/16" 7/8" 3.50 mm $56.00 $28.00

Binding Cane

5mm binding cane
500 ft, per hank.  Used to cover the drilled holes.  Traditionally 1 to 2 sizes larger than the cane used in the seat weaving.  Each chair requires 5 or 6 ft. 
Also can be used for wrapping baskets, wicker, etc. 

 binding cane strand close up

Small Medium Large
4 to 4 ½ mm 5 to 5 ½ mm 6 to 6 ½ mm
$38.00 $44.00 $48.00
1/2 hank - $18.00 1/2 hank - $22.00 1/2 hank - $24.00
.30 cents per ft. .30 cents per ft. 30 cents per ft.

 

 

Slab Rattan

Slab Rattan

8mm shaved binding cane - approx 200 + feet per 1 pound coil,  For splint seats in rustic type hickory furniture  or wrapping cane for wicker furniture. $40.00 each

 

 


To inquire or purchase any of our products, please call Celine at
(613) 756-5192 or (613) 756-0057
or email us through the Contact us page.

Levair's Woodworking & Caning Supplies
94 Arbor Vitae Road,
Barry's Bay, Ontario,
K0J 1B0 Canada



Handcaned Chairs

Handcaned Childs step chair




Curved back handcaned rocker
Handcaned seat & curved back
Rockers by Paul R.
City of Kawartha Lakes

Curved back rocker

Hand caned using narrow medium cane