Restoring old blanket box

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Lazaruss, 18 Jul 2016.

  1. Lazaruss

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    Hey all!

    Am looking at restoring an old blanket box which has seen better days, most of it needs replacing but I would like to keep as close to the original style as possible. Problem is I have no idea what material the sides are made of and wether you can still get it? It's a flexible woven cardboard material. Please see image below:

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    Cardboard?! Is it not rattan?
     
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    The woven strands are not dissimilar to rolled up cardboard. Could it be rattan?

    Here is a picture of a little bit which I have in rolled:

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    Lazarus,

    Have a look on line for "lloyd loom laundry basket"

    Ken
     
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    Thats more like it! Lloyd look is described to be "twisted Kraft paper round a metal wire" however, I see no evidence of the metal wire, just the twisted Kraft paper.

    Don't suppose there is any way to buy this in sheets? I guess it's only made to measure.
     
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