Determine Your Type of Seat

Before you decide what kind of seat you want in your chair, 
you have to determine what type of seat your chair can take!  
Certain chairs can only take certain types of materials.  
Please refer to the examples below to determine your chair seat.
Questions?  Need help determining your chair type? 
Please email us at photos, seat measurements (length, width and diagonal) 
and/or number of holes to
We'll help you determine the type of seat you need and provide you with an estimate.

Does your seat look like this?

or this?

If you turn your chair upside down, 
you will see that the holes go right through 
to the underneath of the seat.

If you already have a old seat in the chair, 
when you turn it upside down you will see this.
 (see above photo)

This type of chair takes strand cane. Hand caning is just 
what it implies, I cane the seat, by hand, using strands of cane.
It is a very time-consuming art.
 The 6 step hand caning method is used here.  
The cost of replacing the seat is determined per hole.

Does your seat look like this?

This seat takes fibre rush or pre-twisted natural rush. 
 These seats are typically charged by the inch.

Does your seat look like this?

Does it have 4 rungs?
 If so, this type of seat can accept the following: 
fibre rush, pre-twisted rush, wide binder, 
splint reed, ash splint and hickory bark.

How to measure your fiber rush seat

Does your seat look like this?

Quality C

Does it have a groove in which the cane is placed?  
This type of seat is referred to as 
pressed or sheet cane.

If you turn this chair upside down, 
you will not see any holes in the wood 
or any cane on the underside of the wood.
This is the quickest seat to replace. 
The seats come pre-woven.
The most difficult and time-consuming aspect of this seat
 is removing the old seat.