|Wicker Furniture Buying Tips
Maybe the oldest form of manufactured furniture
Since the time of recorded history, natural materials such
as wicker, cane & willow have been used to produce long lasting, beautiful
No matter its age, these natural materials have never gone out
of style and are just as strong and supportive as ever.
Let's learn a little more about them.
Cane: Technically cane grass. Any of various grass
plants with slender, flexible stems. They are usually jointed as seen in
bamboo and rattan. The outer peel is stripped off and woven, often used in
seats, backs and other outer surfaces.
Bamboo: A cane grass that resembles rattan, but is
hollow and tends to split.
Rattan: Long, very tough stem of a palm. Although they
are technically palms, they grow like vines clinging to trees. These stems
can be bent into almost any shape with out breaking or cracking.
Rush: The stems of cattail or timothy grass are woven
into a strong coarse cord or rope. These are hand-woven onto the frames
for seats and backs, typically.
Willow: Branches of willow trees are stripped of their
leaves, then dried and later produce the long flexible shoots used to make
bent willow furniture sometimes called wicker.
overlook these durable and beautiful furniture types...they can fit in with
almost any type of indoor or outdoor decor. And better yet, they
withstood the test of time.