Yesterday I showed you my imperfectly recaned chair. When I was looking for caning supplies I got a good education in different kinds of caning and since I know you are ready to find yourself a thrift store piece of furniture to recane after my Little Engine That Could Pep Talk, I thought I’d share my findings with you!
I have to say, after discovering different kinds of cane webbing, I was tempted to recane ALL of my chairs with something besides the traditional weave they came with. Then I came to my senses. However, if I come across another piece of furniture that needs recaning I might go for a different weave next time.
The caned webbing below is all machine woven and can be purchased by the foot from various online suppliers. You can often find them bleached or unbleached.
This the is the classic caning that we see most often on furniture and comes in various states of open weaves – 3/8″, 1/2″, 3/4″, 1″. This traditional cane webbing is also called open mesh.
In addition to the traditional, all these caned webbings are available too, and they vary based on material used (reed or cane) and openness of the weave.