Rattan fabric is made from the fast-growing rattan palm, which grows lianas up to 200 meters long and is one of the longest plants on Earth.
In our webshop, we sell rattan by the metre, which is suitable for rattan panel inserts and radiator cabinets, but in skilled hands it can also become a really trendy wall protector, or a good material for repairing cane chairs. In our offer, you will find several cane webbing roll widths, which have in common that the length of each rattan roll is 15.24 m. There is no minimum order quantity, so even 0.4 meters of cane webbing can be purchased.
Discounts: When you buy a whole roll, we provide you with two types of benefits: on the one hand, a 10% discount on the price of the product, and on the other hand, we waive the postage cost.
What is thonet material?
We distinguish between solid and perforated reed fabric. Thonette is a reed fabric with a holey structure, which is known by several other names, such as rattan material, rattan fabric, reed braid, but some people refer to it as mat fabric. Since its structure is perforated, it is excellently suitable wherever good ventilation is important. In addition to the already mentioned examples, the cane webbing can also be used for door front inserts and individual hall walls.
Where does the name thonet come from?
Master carpenter Michael Thonet already in his lifetime in the 19th century was an iconic figure of furniture art and design. After he won the right to manufacture bent furniture from the Vienna Court Chamber, his first wicker furniture was born, such as his well-known main work no. 14 chairs, commonly known as thonet chairs. The German name of the material, Wiener Geflecht, i.e. Viennese fabric, refers to the connection to Vienna. On the seat surface of the bent wooden frame, the seat is made of thonet fabric, which is a rattan material with holes, it is comfortable and well ventilated. Although the S-marked thonet fabric, like our present TH-1/2-50-S product, has a good load-bearing capacity, it is not recommended to stand on it, because it can easily lead to the fibers of the thonet material snapping.
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What types of thonet materials are there? Which is good for what?
Should I use ½ and ⅝ hole pitch material?
There are several types of hole-punched thonet material. At Naturtrend we basically stock two halves. Their pattern can have a similar repetition of ½ and ⅝ col, you can read this from the product code. e.g. TH-½-60-S
Which one do you need? If you buy new, whichever you prefer. If you are replacing an existing one, it is important that it is the same, you can calculate it as follows:
Calculate the hole pitch.
1col - 2.54 cm
How many holes are there in 1 inch? 2.1 cm - 1 inch 1 inch 1.5 cm - 4 holes in 5.5 cm. Measure from the rightmost yarn to the rightmost yarn of the 4th hole.
5.5 cm / 2.54 cm = 2.16 cm
2.16 / 4 (holes) = ½
So the thonet webbing is ½.
How many holes are there in 1 inch? 6.9 cm has 4 holes. Measure from the rightmost yarn to the rightmost yarn of the 4th hole.
6.9 cm / 2.54 cm = 2.71 cm
2,71 / 4 = 0,677
So the thonet webbing is ⅝.
The fabric should be measured both horizontally and vertically, as the fabric may be slightly distorted.
And with old hand-stitched chairs, it is easy to get neither of the hole pitches exactly right.
- Method of use
- Air-permeable material
- Reed fabric strength
- Chair repair quality