Rattan is a more affordable building material compared to iron and teak. By nature, it is a very tough material. Only with intense heating can it be used as a material for creating furniture. It is flexible enough to take on any shape. Usually, rattan is used with iron, wood or plastic. These materials serve as the solid frame for the cane. The cane is bent over and around these frames, and when cooled, takes on the shape and form of the frame. As rattan is abundantly available, the cost of producing such furniture is low. Hence, it's easier for furniture retailers to make a good profit from such furniture.
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.
Wrought iron is probably one of the most expensive types in the range. Wrought iron furniture is incredibly popular because it's stylish and adds a very classic feel to a patio but it's also popular because of its durability. Wrought iron furniture is heavy and requires little upkeep. For instance, just a simple new coat of paint every year or so will keep wrought iron furniture looking beautiful for years. Furthermore, wrought iron patio furniture is sturdy so that it can be comfortable and safe for people of all sizes. It is also heavy which is good in that it won't be blown away in strong winds but not to a point that it is too difficult to move.
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