Rattan can be processed with or without shell.
The bark on the rattan rod is peeled off, pulling 5-6 mm wide fibers from it. These external shell binding threads, flat binding threads, absorb moisture with difficulty and are difficult to dye.
The present flat reed product, it is made from rattan rods without a shell, from the inside of the rattan. This flat rattan is statically weaker than the outer shell flat binding thread. On the other hand, it can be painted and varnished easily, because such flat reeds absorb the paint rather well. Its thickness is 0.5 mm, it is easy to work with. This basket weaving material, among other things, is available in half-kilogram packages at the Naturtrend Shop, but you can also buy our basket weaving supplies by the meter. When buying by weight, the minimum quantity is 0.5 kg.
The flat reed for chair caning, when soaked in water, bends well without breaking, easily takes the curve of the rattan material, and when it dries, it becomes taut, making it easier to work with. It is important that the glue is not visible after drying, so it is worth using wood glue.
Flat rattan reed is the basic material for craft accessories for creative people. These creative supplies, which are needed if you plan to repair rattan furniture or repair wicker chairs, for example, can be used to decorate and join together the connection point of furniture legs and other bamboo and rattan products. Rattan furniture repair can also be done at home, and the flat rattan offered in the Naturtrend Shop provides a suitable solution for this as well.
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