Splint & Shaker Tape

» Splint is obtained from native ash and hickory and from tropical palm trees. The native splint is cut from selected second- growth timber with straight grain. Ash splints, machine-cut to a uniform width, wear well. Hickory splints often vary slightly in width, giving a pleasing effect.
The tropical palm tree from which materials like splint are made grows in the Indian Archipelago, China, India, Ceylon, and the Malay Peninsula. With-out its leaves it is known commercially as rattan. The outer bark, stripped in different widths, is sold as cane; the core, split into round and flat strips of different thicknesses and widths, is called reed.

Widths of splint vary:
· Splint ½ inch, 5/8 inch, and ¾ inch
· Flat Reed ¼ inch, 3/8 inch, and ½ inch
· Flat Oval Reed 3/16 inch, 3/8 inch
· Wide Binding Cane about 3/16 inch
(popular on porch & outdoor chairs)

»Shaker Tape is made of 100% cotton webbing. It is used to weave chair seats, foot stools, and as straps for many tote style baskets.

Available in 5/8" width and 1" width.

Few of Shaker Tape samples: