Chair Webbing

It used to be lawn chairs all had plastic chair webbing. While those are still out there, there are a lot more choices these days.

Another type of webbing is jute webbing. This is used on most older upholstered furniture. It is used to provide support for the upholstery materials. A good jute webbing can easily hold 400 to 500lbs. The 11lb red stripe jute webbing is generally used in the seats as it is stronger, and the 9lb black stripe is used for backs. Jute webbing is 3 1/2in wide and available by the yard or 72yd rolls.

Rubber webbing is a great alternative to springs in many types of furniture, mainly those that have a flat surface (i.e. Morris chairs, Mission-style chairs, dining chairs, rattan furniture, lounge chairs, etc.) When stretched across the frame and secured with special clips, the surface gives an extremely durable, solid foundation that is very comfortable, with just the right amount of bounce and give. Not all strapping is made of the same quality. Strapping made by Pirelli, is the company reknown thoughout the world for their high-quality products.

Cotton webbing can be sewn onto leather or canvas to be used as straps on bags, purses or backpacks. Since the webbing is so strong and durable, it has also been used as tie-down straps to secure large and small items before transport. Use the straps as extra support and security when you store items, as well.

According to the National Defense Center for Energy and Environment, The Department of Defense uses cotton webbing to reinforce tent seams to make sure that the seams stay together properly. They choose to coat the cotton webbing for this particular purpose with special compounds to protect the material from the sun, water and environmental damage. Since cotton does absorb water, the protective compound they use also helps ward off fungi and bacterial growth.

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