» 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
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)
made of 100% cotton webbing. It is used to weave chair seats, foot stools,
and as straps for many tote style baskets.
in 5/8" width
and 1" width.