Wicker, rattan and bamboo furniture come a long way from the East, as far as Egypt and China. Furniture made of these organic materials are noted for their comfort, lightness, and intricate woven designs. Recently, Hollywood star Brad Pitt has even bought a woven rattan bed shaped like a boat, designed by Filipino designer Kenneth Cobonpue.
Since patio furniture is, essentially, outdoor furniture, the aim should be to go for all-weather furniture. It can be a tough choice since most so-called all-weather furniture articles disintegrate with the change of weather. It won't be a bad idea to concentrate on appropriate furniture for the appropriate weather. Your decision about the choice of patio furniture also depends a great deal on the kind of activity most likely to be undertaken in your patio garden. For instance, if you intend to use the patio for extensive cooking or barbeque, then plastic furniture, a popular choice, may not be an ideal choice. This is because the heat generated by cooking may cause extensive damage to the plastic furniture. Instead, low-shine and rustic Amish made furniture can be given a try. The grace and appeal of Amish furniture is global.
Rattan (originated from a Malay word - Rotan) is technically a tree, although it grows like a vine along the ground. They are usually found in the tropical regions of Africa, Asia and Australia. The rattan vines are cut and peeled, then steamed to make them pliable, and then they are used as rattan weaving materials. Rattan furniture can be made of stripes of Rattan that are woven together when the wood is wet. It can also be strips of Bamboo or other materials woven around straight rattan slats. Rattan easily accepts paints and stains like many other kinds of wood, so it is available in many colors and it can be worked into many styles.
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