Splints are strips of wood split from the tangential surfaces of green saplings, including white oak, hickory and ash. The strips are used to produce woven seats and backs in North American country furniture. The frames used are of the dowel railed type.
Further information on the interworked materials discussed above is given by Edwards (1954), Holdstock (1989), Johnson et al. (1990), Kirkham (1985), Miller and Widess (1986), Roubo (1988) and Walkling (1979). Another important furniture type, which utilized coiled straw, is discussed by Gilbert (1991).
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