Are paper cord seats durable?

Paper cord is a natural, cool, comfortable and durable material. It lasts for many years, but can be replaced or repaired by a skilled craftsman if necessary. Regular care and maintenance of soap-treated solid wood chairs is both easy and effective.

How do you clean paper cord seats?

To clean a paper cord weave, wipe with a damp cloth that has been dipped in a neutral soap lye. Please don’t do this too often, as it will increase the wear of the material. Soap for cleaning paper cord is available in our online shop.

Can you stain paper cord?

Stain removal Paper cord is usually provided with a thin layer of wax, which makes is more stain resistant. However, strongly pigmented food and beverages, like for example red wine or fruit juices, may stain paper cord.

What is Danish paper cord?

Danish paper cord is the material used to weave typical seats and backs found in many Danish, Scandinavian, and Mid Century Modern furniture designs. It is a very strong 3-ply fiber product and the weaving typically incorporates wrapping, rushing style weaving, and basket weave patterns.

How do you clean paper cord chairs?

Do you soak paper rush?

Do you need to soak the rush before use? “Reel rush” needs to be soaked for about an hour and then allowed to “mellow”, (soften) for a little while before use. Paper fibre on the other hand can be used dry.

What is Danish paper cord made of?

It’s made of paper from FSC®-certified forests. It is a natural, utilitarian product that provides color and texture contrast to the natural hardwoods we use. Woven cord creates a simple, elegant, and comfortable surface for seating.

How much does caning a chair cost?

If your chair has holes around its perimeter, it’s an older piece and can be recaned with narrow strands of thin cane. A professional will charge about $2 a hole, so a typical chair will cost about $350. You can buy the materials for $70 and do it yourself and pocket a nice savings.

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