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Raffia Door Panels

Use raffia, a lightweight fabric that resembles grasscloth. Just a few yards give the doors of this plain armoire a custom, earthy finishing touch. 

raffia paneled doors

Photography: Ted Cavanaugh

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July/August 2017


This door project appeared in our feature, Weave It In, all about modern home décor pieces made from wicker, caning, jute, rattan, rush, and other durable fibers.


  • IKEA Hemnes wardrobe — Yellow, $379,

  • Cane & Basket Supply Co. Fine close-woven raffia cloth, $12.50 for a 2'-by-6' sheet,

  • Scissors


  1. Trim raffia fabric to fit the surface you want to cover (be it a panel or even a tray).

  2. Spray the back of the fabric with adhesive, press it evenly onto the surface, and let it dry completely.

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