Chair Cane

Chair Cane is used in the weaving of seats and backs of chairs with holes drilled around the frame. A 270 foot coil will cane a chair that is approximately 12 x 12″ with 72 holes or less. 1000 feet will weave about 4 chairs.   Shop For Chair Cane Now

Chair cane has many names such as hand cane and natural strand cane. Chair cane is the bark of the rattan palm and has been used for seat weaving for centuries.

  • Superior quality cane for chairs that have drilled holes around the perimeter. See our Chair Caning Booklet for how to cane chairs  instructions. (If your chair has a groove, go to our  Cane Webbing page.)chair cane

What size Chair Cane do you need for your chair cane project?

Use the chart below to determine the size of chair cane needed for your chair caning project. Be sure that the holes in your seat are cleared and smooth with no sharp edges. Measure the size of the drilled holes in the chair seat frame. Then measure the distance between the holes in the chair seat frame. Measure this distance from the center of one hole to the center of the next hole.

Chair Cane Size

Cane Width

Size of drilled holes

Distance between holes,   center to center

Fine Fine 2.25 mm 3/16″ 1/2″
Fine 2.50 mm 3/16″ 9/16″
Narrow Medium 2.75 mm 1/4″ 5/8″
Medium 3.00 mm 1/4″ 3/4″
Common 3.25 mm 5/16″ 7/8″

  Binder Cane is approximately twice as wide as regular chair cane. We sell 4 mm, 5 mm and 6 mm binder cane.

  • Binder cane is suitable as a sturdy seat weaving materials  for woven seats on porch rockers (Kennedy rockers, etc.), and other porch chairs.
  • Binder cane has a shiny, durable bark side and a dull backside. See our Seat Weaving Booklets page for instructions.