What Size is My Open Cane Webbing?

Fine Open 1/2 inch mesh Cane Webbing

For open cane webbing measure from the center of one hole to the center of the next hole to determine the size.

In the photo this cane webbing measures 1/2" from the center of one hole to the center of the next hole. So, this is Fine Open (1/2" mesh) Cane Webbing.

How Many Feet of Cane Webbing Do I Need?

Length and Width
  • Measure the width and length of your chair seat from groove to groove.
  • Add 4" to these measurements.
  • Divide the above numbers by 12 to get the total feet.
  • Determine if you need 18" (1.5 ft) wide or 24" (2 ft) wide cane webbing.
  • The cane webbing is sold by the running foot. So order the quantity of feet needed for your chair seat.


  • The chair to the left is 12" wide and 16" long.
  • Adding 4" gives us 16" wide and 20" long.
  • Now divide by 12 and that gives us 1.34 ft wide and 1.67 ft long.
  • Answer: We would need 2 ft of 18" (1.5 ft) wide cane webbing.

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