Rattan Living Room Furniture

Rattan Living Room Furniture

What is wicker? Wicker is a general term for woven furniture and accents, not a specific material. The term is used broadly for any item woven from synthetic to natural hard fibers such as rattan, bamboo, seagrass and more. Rattan The primary material used to create wicker is rattan “vine,” which is actually a name for more than 600 prolicic climbing plants. Some species can grow more than 300 feet in length—making rattan an abundant, sustainable resource. The production of wicker furniture often utilizes material from the entire plant: Peel, core, pole and all. Cane When rattan’s outer skin or peel is removed and cut into thin strips, the resulting material is called cane. Rattan cane is used for weaving chair seats or wrapping joints on wicker furniture and is produced in many different gauges, ranging from carriage fine to the largest slab rattan. It has a natural glossy finish and does not accept stain or paint well, but is considered most beautiful in its natural state. Kubu Rattan cane packed in wet clay and allowed to season is known as Kubu or Kubu gray, due to its soft ashen color. Kubu rattan is exceptionally strong and is prized by furniture-lovers for its distinctive dusky shade. Reed Reed is the thin, flexible material inside the rattan core. Most often used for basket weaving, it may also function as an ornamental element in wicker furniture. Unlike cane, it has no natural finish and readily accepts paint or stain. Bamboo Bamboo resembles rattan and is often mistaken for it. But unlike rattan, which is solid, bamboo has a hollow core. Bamboo also has distinguishing ridges where the leaves were attached, while rattan’s leaf nodes are not as pronounced. Willow Made popular in 19th century England, willow or twig furniture is still crafted today, although the supple branches are now most often used in basketry. Willow can be soaked for flexibility and woven or bent to form graceful, rounded shapes. Seagrass The term seagrass is used for a variety of flowering plants, such as water hyacinth, that grow in shallow coastal waters. Seagrasses are not related to seaweed but are more closely akin to the lily. Leaves are generally long and narrow, resembling terrestrial grasses. Banana Leaf Banana leaf furniture is made from natural banana fibers that are dried, twisted and braided into a rope. The rope is then woven over a frame to create furniture and basketry that is handsome and highly durable.
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Rattan Living Room Furniture

Wicker Living Room Furniture Choose from our gorgeous indoor wicker home furnishings for your living room or den and create a comfortable environment for your family. Find the perfect indoor wicker living room piece for your home, then give our friendly customer service team a call and we can answer any questions you have. Your living room can be the liveliest place of any house. It is where most activity takes place and it is always filled with joy and laughter. Because you spend so much time in your living room, we’re committed to bringing you great indoor wicker living room furniture from a wide range of manufacturers to perfectly complement your home. Now you can flaunt your living room with style with our premium and high quality eclectic collection of wicker sofas, couches, sideboards, coffee tables,0 and more. All our wicker living room furniture is strongly built with great care taken while designing and engineering the furniture to meet all your requirements. Comfort and elegance blended with high functionality is our inspiration to design and engineer good indoor wicker living room furniture. Browse through our indoor wicker living room furniture collection to find the furniture of your choice, color, and design and find great savings on premium products, free shipping, and our expert service. And don’t forget to go through our vast collection of furniture for your bedroom, office, bathroom and more to find the perfect indoor wicker furniture for your house. Contact our customer service team at 800.991.3034 to order today.
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Rattan Living Room Furniture

When rattan’s outer skin or peel is removed and cut into thin strips, the resulting material is called cane. Rattan cane is used for weaving chair seats or wrapping joints on wicker furniture and is produced in many different gauges, ranging from carriage fine to the largest slab rattan. It has a natural glossy finish and does not accept stain or paint well, but is considered most beautiful in its natural state.
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Rattan Living Room Furniture

Rattan The primary material used to create wicker is rattan “vine,” which is actually a name for more than 600 prolicic climbing plants. Some species can grow more than 300 feet in length—making rattan an abundant, sustainable resource. The production of wicker furniture often utilizes material from the entire plant: Peel, core, pole and all.
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Rattan Living Room Furniture

Cane When rattan’s outer skin or peel is removed and cut into thin strips, the resulting material is called cane. Rattan cane is used for weaving chair seats or wrapping joints on wicker furniture and is produced in many different gauges, ranging from carriage fine to the largest slab rattan. It has a natural glossy finish and does not accept stain or paint well, but is considered most beautiful in its natural state.
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Rattan Living Room Furniture

Rattan Living Room Sets It is not all that easy to find a perfect living room set for your house. Even big furniture stores, often don’t have all that much of them available for you to check out. Luckily for us, this site offers us plenty of gorgeous rattan living room sets, all ready for us to admire them and pick the one that suits us best. Ideas By Keira White
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Rattan Living Room Furniture

Rattan Living Room Sets It is not all that easy to find a perfect living room set for your house. Even big furniture stores, often don’t have all that much of them available for you to check out. Luckily for us, this site offers us plenty of gorgeous rattan living room sets, all ready for us to admire them and pick the one that suits us best.
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Bamboo resembles rattan and is often mistaken for it. But unlike rattan, which is solid, bamboo has a hollow core. Bamboo also has distinguishing ridges where the leaves were attached, while rattan’s leaf nodes are not as pronounced.
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Bamboo Bamboo resembles rattan and is often mistaken for it. But unlike rattan, which is solid, bamboo has a hollow core. Bamboo also has distinguishing ridges where the leaves were attached, while rattan’s leaf nodes are not as pronounced.
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Bring home luxurious hand crafted indoor wicker and rattan living room furniture including seating sets, chairs, loveseats, sofas, and accessories. The natural beauty of hand crafted furniture will give your indoor living space a casual, tropical feel with sturdy natural rattan pole framing and natural peel and leather wrappings. Made of one of nature’s strongest organic materials which is both eco-friendly and highly renewable. We also offer a wide selection of premium indoor cushion fabrics to compliment any home decor.
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Care of your Pier 1 wicker Because wicker is a natural material, exposure to the elements is not recommended (except for all-weather wicker). Moisture and sunlight are rattan’s biggest enemies. Enjoy your wicker furniture indoors or in a covered outdoor environment. Vacuum regularly to remove dust. Occasionally clean with a wood cleaner to remove grime and retain natural luster. On dark wicker, use a furniture polish containing a stain. If furniture is exposed to moisture and develops mildew, simply wipe the affected area with ¼ cup bleach added to 1 quart of water. Test first on an inconspicuous spot as this solution may lighten the rattan’s color slightly. Rinse with a wet cloth and allow to dry completely. When using this method, be sure to take the item outdoors and wear protective goggles, gloves with cuffs and old clothing. To maintain your wicker’s like-new appearance, apply a fresh coat of semi-gloss or gloss lacquer every few years.
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Wicker trivia Now that you’re a wicker wizard, here are a few fun factoids to throw around at parties. It takes approximately 10,000 weavers to produce enough wicker to supply Pier 1 stores. Wicker lasts. The earliest known evidence of wicker furniture dates back to 4000 B.C., while the oldest surviving pieces date from the Egyptian Empire (1500 – 1000 B.C.) and include chests, wig boxes, hassocks and chairs. Wicker was found in the tombs of both Cleopatra and King Tut. You think that’s old? The Talarurus dinosaur (Greek for “wicker-tailed”) was so named for the wicker-like tendons that stiffened its deadly tail. Google it. The Victorians believed wicker’s smooth surface to be more hygienic than upholstered furniture. The first wicker in America was a baby crib, which arrived on the Mayflower in 1620. For his first transatlantic flight in 1927, Charles Lindbergh had a wicker pilot’s seat installed in his plane, The Spirit of St. Louis. Rattan is so strong that it’s used to construct hot air balloon gondolas. And the Malaysians use it to build suspension bridges. Rattan cane was once the standard implement for school corporal punishment in England and Wales, and is still used in some countries. The Potawatami Indians believed there was an old lady who lived on the moon weaving a basket. It was said that when the basket was finished, the world would end. Yikes.

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