Splint seats are generally made from materials that are flat and of any width. The most common are reed splint (the core of rattan), paper and binder cane. Also used are splints from a variety of wood specie, cotton shaker tape, and resin. The most common designs are twill and basketweave but there are many more for the customer that desires something distinct for their chair. Color and finish is virtually endless to add another layer of uniqueness. Material is available for those that want to do it themselves.