Based in Brisbane, we import seven main types of cane products and strive to expand our range based on your feedback: whip making cane, Tohiti cane, binding cane, core cane, Manau cane, Rattan cane webbing and sea grass.
Contact us now to arrange for your shipment of top quality cane materials. We can post or courier anywhere in Australia!
Whip Making Cane
We can supply cane in 25 or 50 Kg bundles or by the kilogram or we can supply cut lengths.
Whip making cane is used in the handle during the manufacturing of whips and is the most common material from which Australian stock whip handles are made. We stock both skin on or off.
We have Tohiti cane in 25 or 50 Kg bundles or by the kilogram and can also supply cut lengths. The sizes available are 12mm up to 28mm.
More supple than Manau, smoother appearance, and ideal for lightweight furniture, bending easily after steaming. Supplied with outer skin on.
Our stock comprises both Pith and Peel binding. Pith is a flat oval 5.5 to 6mm wide and Peel has the skin still on and is also 5.5 to 6mm wide.
Binding or wrapping cane is much like strand cane in that it is also made from rattan peel; but it has been cut wider and thicker.Learn more
There are two types :
- Machined from the centre of the cane and is easy to stain (pith cane).
- Cut from the outer skin and is much stronger (half gloss, rattan peel).
It is a very versatile material; it is used to cover the holes in hand caning, as a seating material using the tight weave technique, as a wrapping material on wicker and rattan furniture, and as a weaver for basketry. For the tight weave or twill weave technique, we recommend the book Splint Seats for Chairs. It requires soaking in water to make more pliable.
Seagrass is a grass that is hand twisted into cord. It can be used instead of rush on chair seats. Seagrass can also be used in basket weaving in combination with other materials or by itself for a “soft weave” look. It makes a great decorative accent.
Rattan Webbing – open and close weave
We stock first choice Rattan Cane Webbing in a Semi Bleached & Natural finish. The semi-bleached webbing reflects a light uniform color on the cane.
Rattan Cane Webbing comes in two main patterns, an open weave hexagon pattern, which is popular for furniture inserts, and a closed weave pattern.
The webbing is available in 18″ (450mm wide rolls) and 24″ (610mm) in all of these products from .5m up to 15.25m which is a full roll.
The 450mm is $77.00/m and the 610mm is $88.00/m. Usually standard seats will require half a meter of the sheet.
Both types are available in the same sizes and for the same price.
But we also sell a Herringbone weave pattern in sheets 1.5×1.5m. Smaller sizes can be cut to suit.
We also have stocks of the round core cane needed to fit the sheet cane in place. Sizes available are 4.0mm 4.5mm 5.0mm 5.5mm. A standard seat will usually need 2m of beading.
The core cane is $2.20/m.
Rattan core cane is machined from the pithy centre of the rattan vine. Because it is processed it is available in many accurate sizes. It is popular for basketry and other craft work because it is very pliable when wet and will readily accept dyes and stains.
We stock manau cane in 26mm, 30mm 34mm and 36mm.
Manau cane (Rotan Manau or Calamus Manan) is the best cane furniture manufacturing because of its thickness and density. Other varieties of cane do not have the strength that this Manau provides.Learn more
Manau cane is very easily recognised, as it has a larger diameter than most canes and has a much smoother surface. Because of the tight fiber arrangement of the manau cane, it is much stronger than other canes and is much more resistant to stress and cracking. This tight tissue arrangement also results in high water resistance. This quality cane also allows for a wider selection of stains as lighter stains can be applied to the cane.