Fiber-rush is a man-made twisted kraft paper that very closely resembles the natural rush historically used on Shaker style chairs, ladder-backs, Hitchcock and hitchcock style chairs, and others. Any chair with four sturdy seat rails can be done in fiber. Fiber is a much more practical alternative to natural rush for every day use and is much, much cheaper. It is durable, and will hold up better when in constant use. A well made fiber seat will last anywhere from 5-25 years or more, as long as you don't let your cats, dogs or rabbits get to them...if you have cats, you know the damage they do!
I do not do natural rushing myself, but am acquainted with a master rusher and will be happy to refer you to him should you desire natural rush.
Prices start at $50.00 for a standar size chair seat, without arms or rockers. Seat inserts, like those shown on the right of this page, are typically $75.00 for an average size...more if they are huge! Again, there is that pesky $10 fee if you do not remove the old material first.
As with all types seat replacement there is a fee for removal of the old material.