Reed / Rattan

STOP!!!  This is the Wholesale Page for Reed. Minimum total Wholesale Order is $100.00*. Items may be mixed throughout the catalog. The $100.00 minimum does NOT include shipping and handling. Please stay on the wholesale pages when placing a wholesale order. Thanks!


Currently the reed / rattan situation is touch and go. There is still very little raw material coming out of Indonesia. We are receivinging shipments only sporadically, and never as much product as we have ordered or need. The smaller sizes of reed are particularly difficult to get. Also the chair cane is becoming increasingly scarce as those raw materials are also unavailable.

We expect things to be resolved eventually, as they have always been in the past. However; please expect further price increases - probably significant - before this is over. Please bear with us as we ride out this current rough period in the rattan industry.

Plastic Wicker - see bottom of page




Price increase effective immediately - 10/12/2012 - 1:00 pm

Sorry, but due to increased overseas labor costs, shipping costs, & demand on the product, processed rattan prices have increased. We can no longer hold the old prices as our shipments have been increasingly more expensive since the beginning of the year. We expect another increase sometime in the fall.




Reed

Reed comes from the core of rattan, a vine-like palm that grows on the Malaysian Peninsula and Indonesia. Processed in China, the core is machine cut into flat, flat-oval, oval-oval, half-round, and round shapes. Reed can be carved, sanded, and stained like any wood product. We always carry the best materials available to us. However, due to varying climatic conditions, minerals in the ground, heavy demand, and primitive cutting conditions, the quality available changes from time to time. Please keep in mind that although commercially available, reed is still a natural product.



Flat Reed

Flat Reed is flat on both sides. One side is smooth (right side), & the other side is slightly rougher (wrong side). Chair seats & baskets are woven with the smooth side out. (Usually 1 coil per average size (15" x 15") chair seat is sufficient.) Sold coils of approximately one pound, weights and lengths will vary (sometimes significantly) from bunch to bunch. (Examples: weight is especially subject to moisture variation - thicker cut means less footage per bundle - longer pieces mean fewer pieces per bundle.) * Please note: Large size diameter raw rattan is becoming scarce. As a result, the larger sizes - 3/4", 7/8", & particularly 1" flat reed are becoming hard to get. 7/8" & 1" are not always available. Please plan your baskets & classes accordingly.  Thanks!

 Allow ample material for your project!


Natural Flat Reed - Coils
11/64" 
approx. 400 ft.
1/2"
approx. 185 ft. 


coil(s) @ $12.50 ea. 


3/16"
approx. 380 ft.
5/8"
approx. 120 ft. 
1/4"
approx. 370 ft.
3/4" *
approx. 90 ft.
7mm
approx. 300 ft.
7/8" *
approx. 80 ft.  
check availablility
3/8"
approx. 265 ft. 
1" *
approx. 75 ft. 
check availablility



Smoked Flat Reed - Coils

Our smoked reed has been chemically smoked - not dyed. It is a warm brown color.

This item is subject to availability. Please phone for current stock.

We received a new shipment the first week in December. The price went up at that time to $8.50 / pound. The quality of the flat reed sizes 3/8 & up is not the best. It is very hairy. It will be sold as is. The smaller sizes are of a good quality.

11/64"
approx. 400 ft.
1/2"
approx. 185 ft. 

currently unavailable



coil(s) @ $14.95 ea. 


1/4"
approx. 370 ft.

5/8"
approx. 120 ft.

currently unavailable

3/8"
approx. 265 ft.

currently not the best quality - hairy 

3/4"
approx. 90 ft.

currently not the best quality - hairy






Flat-Oval Reed

Flat-Oval Reed is flat on one side and slightly rounded on the other. It can be used to weave and/or as rims for baskets. Smaller sizes can be used to weave chair seats.

Natural Flat-Oval Reed - Coils
3mm
1/2 lb.
 @ $12.50 ea. 

11/64"
approx. 320 ft.
3/8"
approx. 175 ft.


coil(s) @ $12.50 ea. 

3/16
approx. 300 ft.

currently unavailable

1/2"
approx. 90 ft.
1/4"
approx. 275 ft.
5/8"
approx. 60 ft.
7mm
approx. 200 ft.
3/4"
approx. 35 ft.
3/16 Flat Oval "Dirty Harry" looks like something was splashed on the reed / hairy
coil(s) @ $10.95 ea. 




Smoked Flat Oval Reed - Coils

Our smoked reed has been chemically smoked - not dyed. It is a warm brown color.

11/64"
approx. 320 ft.


coil(s) @ $14.95 ea. 
3/16"
approx. 300 ft.
1/4"
approx. 275 ft.





Oval-Oval Reed

Oval on both sides, Oval-Oval Reed works especially well for ribs. The larger size can be carved into handles.

Oval-Oval Reed
1/4"
approx. 188 ft.
 

hank(s) @ $12.50 ea.

3/8"
approx. 68 ft.
5/8"
approx. 30 ft.






Half-Round Reed

Half-Round Reed, also known as split reed, is round reed split in half. It is thicker than flat oval reed. The smaller sizes can be used as weavers. The larger sizes make very nice "fat" rims on baskets.

Half-Round Reed
#3
2.5 mm (coil)
3/8"
approx. 70 ft.
 

hank(s) @ $12.50 ea. 

1/4"
approx. 200 ft
1/2"
approx. 30 ft.
5/8"
approx. 24 ft





Handle Stock
3-piece hank
These thick pieces of reed can be carved and shaped to make custom handles, rims, feet, skids, etc.
Each piece is approx. 3/4" wide x 3/8" thick x 6' - 8' long.
hank(s) @ $12.50 






Round Reed

Round Reed is used in basketweaving as both spokes and weavers. Larger sizes may also be used as handles. Wicker furniture is sometimes made of various sizes of round reed. The diameter of a size of reed will vary from batch to batch.


Natural Round Reed
size

dia.
(approx.)

mm size 
(approx.)

footage/coil 
(approx.)

#00
1/64"
1.00
2600'
 

coil(s) @ $12.50 ea.

#0
1/32"
1.25
2200'
#1
3/64"
1.50
1600'
#2 

currently unavailable

1/16"
1.75
1100'
#3 
3/32"
2.25
800'
#4 
7/64"
2.75
500'
#5 
9/64"
3.25-3.50
350'
#6 
11/64"
4.00-4.50
180'
#7
13/64"
5.00-5.25
150'
#8
7/32"
5.50-6.00
105'
#9
1/4"
6.50-7.00
95'
#10
19/64"
7.50-8.00
 80'

Available in varying natural lengths
(5-6 ft. average)

Please indicate approx. footage desired.

size
dia. 
(approx.)
mm size 
(approx.)
 

ft. @ .45 ft.

#12
3/8"
9.50
#15
1/2"
12.50




Smoked Round Reed

Our smoked reed has been chemically smoked - not dyed. It is a warm brown color.

size

dia. 
(approx.)

mm size 
(approx.)

footage/coil 
(approx.)

#1
3/64"
1.50
1600'
 

coil(s) @  $14.95 ea. 

#2 
1/16"
1.75
1100'
#3
3/32"
2.25
800'
#4 
7/64"
2.75
500'
#5 
9/64"
3.25-3.50
350'
#6 
11/64"
4.00-4.50
180'





Braided Rattan

Sold by the foot, braided rattan is used as trim for some wicker furniture. Try adding it to a basket for something different!!!

Comes in two sizes: 3/4" and 1"

3/4" 
ft. @ 95¢


7/8"
ft. @ $1.15 







Plastic Wicker

For use in outdoor wicker furniture.
approx. 1 lb. coils

Available in: light brown (beige), dk green, & white
1/4 Flat Oval
approx. 290 ft. / pound

not available in light brown



@ $10.50
#4 Round
approx. 200 ft. / pound


@ $10.50
#5 Round
approx. 110 ft. / pound


@ $10.50