Frank's Cane and Rush Supply

7252 Heil Avenue
Huntington Beach, Ca. 92647
Phone: (714) 847-0707
Fax: (714) 843-5645
Email:
orders@frcrs.com

Chair Caning & Seat Weaving Supplies



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Dimensions for Choosing Cane
Cane Measurement Chart

Sizing up Your Chair Cane
Diameter(Y) Center Spacing (X) Select this Size Cane Size/Width
Approx. to Scale
1/8" 1/4" Super Carriage - 1.50 mm (1/16")
1.5mm Hand Cane 
1/8" 3/8" Carriage - 1.75 mm (1/16")
1.75mm Hand Cane 
1/8" 7/16" Super Fine - 2.00 mm (5/64")
2.0mm Hand Cane 
3/16" 1/2" Fine Fine - 2.25 mm (3/32")
2.25mm Hand Cane 
3/16" 5/8" Fine - 2.50 mm (3/32")
2.5mm Hand Cane 
1/4" 11/16" Narrow Medium - 2.75 mm (7/64")
2.75mm Hand Cane 
1/4" 3/4" Medium - 3.00 mm (1/8")
3.0mm Hand Cane 
5/16" 7/8" Common - 3.50 mm (9/64")
3.5mm Hand Cane 
Sample Card available: $1.00 each. Order Number: SA-CC


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Hand Caning - Chair Cane
Natural strand cane or chair cane, as it is commonly called, is made from the outside bark of rattan (a tropical vine). This bark or peel is cut by machine to various widths for use in cane seating. This cane is used only with those chairs which have holes drilled around the seat frame. The size of cane to be used for your chair can be determined by matching the hole dimensions with the sizes listed on the chart below. The best method is to include a sample with your order so we can match it exactly. Binder Cane
We recommend an excellent book on hand caning called Restoring Hand Cane Seats. Order Number: B0109
Price: $2.75.
- A gallery of completed cane webbing chairs with a list of the supplies required to make them.
  1000 Feet
Full Hank
1000 Feet
Full Hank - Longer Strands
330 Feet
Third Hank
Size and Width Standard Hank Long Select Third Hank

Cane Size

Metric Width

Order Number

Price

Order Number

Price

Order Number

Price

Super Carriage

1.50mm

CCSCAFH

$22.90

CCSCAFHL

$28.85

CCSCATH

$9.45

Quantity:
Price: $22.90

Quantity:
Price: $28.85

Quantity:
Price: $9.45

Carriage

1.75mm

CCCAFH

$23.80

CCCAFHL

$29.70

CCCATH

$10.10

Quantity:
Price: $23.80

Quantity:
Price: $29.70

Quantity:
Price: $10.10

Super Fine

2.00mm

CCSFFH

$24.60

CCSFFHL

$30.60

CCSFTH

$10.45

Quantity:
Price: $24.60

Quantity:
Price: $30.60

Quantity:
Price: $10.45

Fine Fine

2.25mm

CCFFFH

$26.00

CCFFFHL

$32.40

CCFFTH

$10.75

Quantity:
Price: $26.00

Quantity:
Price: $32.40

Quantity:
Price: $10.75

Fine

2.50mm

CCFFH

$27.20

CCFFHL

$33.90

CCFTH

$11.10

Quantity:
Price: $27.20

Quantity:
Price: $33.90

Quantity:
Price: $11.10

Narrow Medium

2.75mm

CCNMFH

$28.60

CCNMFHL

$35.75

CCNMTH

$11.75

Quantity:
Price: $28.60

Quantity:
Price: $35.75

Quantity:
Price: $11.75

Medium

3.00mm

CCMFH

$30.40

CCMFHL

$37.10

CCMTH

$12.65

Quantity:
Price: $30.40

Quantity:
Price: $37.10

Quantity:
Price: $12.65

Common

3.50mm

CCCFH

$35.35

CCCFHL

$41.10

CCCTH

$14.55

Quantity:
Price: $35.35

Quantity:
Price: $41.10

Quantity:
Price: $14.55


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Hand Caning Kits - Using Chair Cane
This kit contains everything needed to cane your favorite hand cane chair. It is used for those chairs that have holes in the seat frame.
The kit contains:
- Book: Restoring Hand Cane Seats
- strand cane
- binder cane
- 12 caning pegs
- a caning awl
Superfine and Fine Fine kits will do a seat Approximately 12" x 14". The other sizes will do a seat approximately 12" x 16".
Hand Caning Kit
Cane Size Order Number Price  
Super Carriage K-SC $17.19

Quantity:
Price: $17.19

Carriage K-CA $18.08

Quantity:
Price: $18.08

Super Fine K-SF $18.80

Quantity:
Price: $18.80

Fine Fine K-FF $19.17

Quantity:
Price: $19.17

Fine K-F $19.49

Quantity:
Price: $19.49

Narrow Medium K-NM $20.03

Quantity:
Price: $20.03

Medium K-M $20.74

Quantity:
Price: $20.74

Common K-C $21.36

Quantity:
Price: $21.36


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Natural Binder Cane
Natural binder cane is much like strand cane in that it is also made from rattan peel; but it has been cut wider and thicker. It is a very versatile material; it is used to cover the holes in hand caning, as a seating material using the tight weave technique, as a wrapping material on wicker and rattan furniture, and as a weaver for basketry. For the tight weave or twill weave technique, we recommend the book Splint Seats for Chairs.
- A gallery of completed cane webbing chairs with a list of the supplies required to make them.

Description

Approx. Width

Order Number
Coil

Price/coil

Order Number
Hank

Price/hank

Extra Narrow Binder

3 1/2 mm
(9/64")

BCXNC

1-4: $2.75/25ft
5+: $1.95

Not Available

Quantity:
Price: $2.75

Narrow Binder

4-41/2 mm (5/32")

BCNC

1-4: $3.00/25ft
5+: $2.20

BCNH

$18.45/500ft

Quantity:
Price: $3.00

Quantity:
Price: $18.45

Medium Binder

5-51/2mm (7/32")

BCMC

1-4: $3.35/25ft
5+: $2.55

BCMH

$19.75/500ft

Quantity:
Price: $3.35

Quantity:
Price: $19.75

Large Binder

6-61/2mm (1/4")

BCLC

1-4: $3.80/25ft
5+: $3.00

BCLH

$25.75/500ft

Quantity:
Price: $3.80

Quantity:
Price: $25.75

Ask for current price for 25 coils
Note: may be mixed for price breaks. All Sizes vary slightly

Rattan Furniture Re-Wrapping Kit also available (250 ft of 1/4" Large Binder, Wire Nails, and Instructions) $24.95 Order No. K-RFR

Natural Binder Cane

Quantity:
Price: $24.95

Unprocessed Binder Cane
Description Approx. Width Image Order Number Price/hank
Unprocessed Narrow Binder, 25 ft. coil 4-41/2 mm (4-5/32")   BCNC-B $2.00/25 ft

Quantity:
Price: $2.00

Unprocessed Large Binder, 25 ft. coil 6-61/2mm (1/4")   BCLC-B $2.00/25 ft

Quantity:
Price: $2.00

Unprocessed Narrow Binder 4-41/2 mm (4-5/32") BCNH-B BCNH-B $10.00/500 ft

Quantity:
Price: $10.00

Unprocessed Large Binder 6-61/2mm (1/4") BCLH-B BCLH-B $12.00/500 ft

Quantity:
Price: $12.00


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Leather Binding Lacing
Leather binding lacing is used generally on Rattan furniture and is cut in random lengths from 2 ft. to 6 ft.
Color Approx. Width Order Number
25 foot Coil
Price/ coils Price/5 coils   Picture
Tan 1/4" BCLL-TAN $6.50 $23.75

Quantity:
Price: $6.50

Tan Leather Binding Lacing

Light Brown 1/4" BCLL-LTBR $6.50 $23.75

Quantity:
Price: $6.50

BCLL-LTBRN
Brown 1/4" BCLL-BRN $6.50 $23.75

Quantity:
Price: $6.50

BCLL-BRN


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Shaved Slab Rattan
- A gallery of completed cane webbing chairs with a list of the supplies required to make them.
This is cut like binder cane, but it is even wider and thicker. It has generally been used on Rattan and Danish modern furniture, chair seats and porch rockers, basketry and lashing bamboo poles together.

Description

Approx. Width

Order Number
(25 foot Coil)

Price/coil

Order Number
(300 foot Hank)

Price/hank

Shaved Slab

6-7mm (1/4"-5/16")

BCSSC

1-4: $4.95
5+: $3.37

BCSSH

$29.45/500ft

Quantity:
Price: $4.95

Quantity:
Price: $29.45

Wide Shaved Slab

8-9mm (5/16"-3/8")

BCSSWC

1-4: $4.95
5+: $3.37

BCSSWH

$42.50/500ft

Quantity:
Price: $4.95

Quantity:
Price: $42.50

Extra Wide Shaved Slab

9-10mm (3/8"-7/16")

BCSSXWC

1-4: $4.95
5+: $3.37

BCSSXWH

$42.50/250ft

Quantity:
Price: $4.95

Quantity:
Price: $42.50

Ask for current price for 25 coils or 25 hanks Shaved Slab Rattan


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Plastic Chair Cane
Plastic cane, just like natural cane, is used for weaving chair seats. This is most commonly used in areas where moisture is a problem. It comes in one long continuous length. Plastic Chair Cane
Order Number Metric Width Price/Coil  
Fine-PCCCF 2.50mm $23.65

Quantity:
Price: $23.65

Medium-PCCCM 3.00mm $26.40

Quantity:
Price: $26.40

Put up in 1000 ft. Coils
Sample Cards available: $0.50 ea
Order Number: SA-PCC
Plastic Binder Cane - 25ft. coil
PCNC 4.0mm $3.00

Quantity:
Price: $3.00

PCLC 6.0mm $3.00

Quantity:
Price: $3.00

PCLC-WHITE 6.0mm $4.00

Quantity:
Price: $4.00

PCLC-W (with wire) 6.0mm $4.00

Quantity:
Price: $4.00


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Caning Awl Professional Caning Awl
One of the most versatile tools for hand caning, Spline removal and basketry.
Order Number: CA - Price: $1.95 each.
This durable, stainless steel tool is an excellent aid for hand caning. The covered tip is ideal for hard to reach places. Size is 7 7/8" x 1 1/8".
Order Number: CAP - Price:$12.95 each
Caning Awl Professional Caning Awl 

Quantity:
Price: $1.95

Quantity:
Price: $12.95


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Caning Pegs

Caning Tool
Long, tapered smooth and easy to use. They are used to hold strand cane in the hole temporarily during hand caning.
Order Number: CP
Price: $1.80 per dozen - $12.00 for 12 dozen
In caning, at each intersection, the cane must be adjusted four times. Doing this task with pegs requires a high level of manual dexterity, and can be fatiguing to the fingers and hands. This tool accomplishes the same task, more easily, and causes less fatigue.
Order Number: CT - Price: $12.50 each.
Caning Pegs Caning Tool

Quantity: (dozen)
Price: $1.80

Quantity:
Price: $12.50


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Caning Needle
Makes weaving in the strands a bit easier in hand caning. “Weave” the needle through the strands, then thread the eye with strand cane, and pull the needle across the frame. Glycerin

Glycerin
Order Number Price  
CN $13.95 ea

Quantity:
Price: $13.95


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Glycerin
This is used in hand caning, press caning, and basketry, it acts as a wetting and softening agent. Strand cane, webbing and reeds stay wetter and more flexible longer. It can make a real difference in areas where the water is hard. It is 99.9% pure USDA clear food grade glycerin. Just one tea-spoon per gallon of water is required. Glycerin
Order Number Description Price  
GLY-BOT 4oz bottle $2.49 ea

Quantity:
Price: $2.49

GLY-QT 1 quart bottle $19.98 ea

Quantity:
Price: $19.98

Price for 12 4oz bottles or more is $1.86 each.


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Book - Restoring Hand Cane Seats

Restoring Hand Cane Seats, by Michael Frank
Order Number: B0109 Price: $2.95
Written for the beginner. It describes hand caning . It has lots of pictures and hints to help you do the job right. This book is in all of our hand caning kits.

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Price: $2.95

B0109-S
Restauracion de sillas Enjuncadas Tejido a Mano, por Mike Frank
Order Number: B0109-S Price: $2.95
Written for the beginner. It describes hand caning . It has lots of pictures and hints to help you do the job right, en Espanol.

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Price: $2.95

Book - The Caner's Handbook

The Caners Handbook, by Bruce Miller and Jim Widess
Order Number: B0203 Price: $19.95
A descriptive guide with step-by-step photographs on how to restore cane, rush, splint, Danish cord, rawhide and wicker furniture. This is not just a book for the beginner, but also for the experienced craftsman. It includes advanced techniques in cane and rush seating.

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Price: $19.95

Book - More Than 100 Furniture Repairs

More Than 100 Furniture Repairs, by Donna S. Morris
Order Number: B0881 Price: $24.95
A practical handbook for anyone who buys, sells, or owns furniture. In-depth descriptions of do it yourself techniques for furniture repair. Fully illustrated.

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Price: $24.95

Book - The Successful Restoration Shop

The Successful Restoration Shop, by Tom Duncan
Order Number: B0872 Price: $7.95
An expert shares his ideas for developing a profitable business in wicker restoration and seat weaving. Includes hints on advertising and pricing.

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Price: $7.95

Book - Restoring Antique Furniture

Restoring Antique Furniture, by Richard A. Lyons
Order Number: B0090 Price: $12.95
Profusely illustrated woodworking guide, brimming with expert tips and advice, covers proper care and use of tools, replacing lost hardware, strengthening fractured joints, and more. Also includes step-by-step instructions for restoring an early rocker, repairing a table leg, replacing the swing rail on a gate leg table, and other projects.

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Price: $12.95

B0003

Mastering the Caner's Art: Star Caning
Spider Weave to Snowflake, by K.C. Parkinson
Order Number: B0003 Price: $4.95

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Price: $4.95

b0012

Success with Finishing, by Mark Cass
Order Number: B0012 Price: $19.95
This book provides a comprehensive guide to all aspects of finishing, and includes advice on tools and equipment as well as key health and safety issues.

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Price: $19.95

b0015

David Charlesworth's Furniture-Making Techniques
Order Number: B0015 Price: $17.95
Full instructions are given for sharpening, fine-tuning, using hand tools, and even for making items such as spokeshaves and winding sticks. This book will set beginners on the right path, help the more experienced to develop their skills, and challenge expert woodworker to re-examine their methods.

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Price: $17.95

Chair Caning and Seat Weaving Handbook
Order Number: B0113 Price: $9.99
Restore and repair your antique or worn-out chairs with the techniques in this handy guide. By learning how to make repairs yourself, you'll be able to skip the high costs of professional craftsmen.

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Price: $9.99


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Videos
4 titles now available.
Each video is aimed at the beginner and has lots of information and techniques to make your first project easy to understand.
Chair Seat Rush Weaving
Order Number: DVD-RUSH 
Price: $21.95

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Price: $21.95

Chair Seat Hand Caning
Order Number: DVD-CANE
Price: $21.95

Quantity:
Price: $21.95

Chair Seat Press Caning
Order Number: DVD-PRESS
Price: $21.95

Quantity:
Price: $21.95