Wicker Furniture Buying Guide
A staple of classic American porches, decks, and patios, wicker furniture has grown up, with new types, styles, and fashions designed to keep pace with modern families' outdoor furniture demands. Here's what you need to know to make a purchase that becomes the backdrop for your outdoor activities.
Types of Wicker Furniture
Think back to your parents' or grandparents' front porch: What furniture fills your memories? For many people, there's likely a piece of wicker in those pictures from the past. Wicker is a lovely addition to outdoor spaces; it wonderfully complements a number of styles of architecture and garden design. And wicker has kept pace with advances in furniture design and materials, with upgrades and updates that make it more resilient. There are three main types of wicker -- natural, rattan, and synthetic -- that you'll encounter.
Wicker is not a material in and of itself; it is a method or style of weaving and furniture design. Natural wicker can be made of various plant fibers and stems that are woven together; those may include bamboo and willow.
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Oakland Living Resin Wicker Patio Loveseat Set - Natural. 90027-2-CT-FL-NT. Patio Conversation Sets. Transform your outdoor settin...g into the perfect place to sit back and relax. The Resin Wicker Collection combines style and modern designs giving you a rich addition to any outdoor setting. Both comfortable and sturdy, this value-priced lounge set showcases a quality steel frame construction with a beautiful hardened powder coated finish that is sure to impress your guests. Each piece is hand cast with detailed designs that are crisp and stylish. This lounge set is the perfect size for any backyard or patio. Set includes one loveseat with cushion and a coffee table. Cushions are Poly spun with a soft foam insert for comfort. Also, they clean easily with warm water and cloth. Dimensions (In Inches): Loveseat: 26H x 27L x 50W, Coffee Table: 18H x 17. 5L x 29W. read more
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The Leeward Islands collection by Panama Jack incorporates a high grade Indonesian teak frame with a natural finish. An exclusive ...woven synthetic fiber from Viro Fiber was chosen by Panama Jack to be used for the Leeward Islands collection creating a unique combination of outdoor materials. read more
Different parts of the rattan vine -- stems, canes, and reeds -- can be used to make rattan wicker furniture. As with natural wicker furniture, rattan wicker must be protected from the elements with sealing and finishing.
The wicker patio set features a two-seater outdoor sofa (loveseat), two armchairs and a coffee table. Approximate Dimensions: ...Loveseat: L 47', D 29', H 34' (L 120cm, D 74cm, H 86cm) Armchairs(2): L 26', D 29', H 34' (L 65cm, D 74cm, H 86cm) Coffee Table: L 35', D 20', H 18' (L 88cm, D 51cm, H 46cm) Material: Resin wicker, aluminum Patio Set Color: espresso Cushion Colour: off-white read more
Modway EEI-722-EXP Harmonious positioning lends grace to every gathering with this sprawling outdoor sectional set. Commingle as p...articipants contribute individual strengths to combine into a collective powerhouse of perfection. Turn your surroundings into a sought after meeting place in this consummate arrangement of beauty. Features: -Weather synthetic rattan weave.-Water and UV resistant.-Machine washable cushion covers.-Easy to clean tempered glass top.-Set includes 1 coffee table, 1 side table, 1 chaise lounge , 1 ottomans, 2 mini ottomans, 1 sofa, 1 corner, 2 armchairs, 2 armless sections.-Constructed of powder coated aluminum frame.-Product Type: Sectional seating group.-Woven: Yes -Woven Material Details: ..-Weather Resistant: Yes -Weather Resistant Details: ..-Mildew Resistant: No.-Rust Resistant: No.-Fade Resistant: Yes.-Water Resistant: Yes -Water Resistant Details: ..-Arms Included: Yes.-Seating Design: Deep seating.-Swivel: No.-Stacking: No.-Folding: No.-Reclining: No -Number of Reclining Positions: ..-Adjustable Headrest: No.-Style: Modern.-Distressed: No.-Swatch Available: No.-Commercial Use: Yes.-Eco-Friendly: Yes.Specifications: -FSC Certified: No.Dimensions: -Back height: 26''.-Sofa: Yes -Sofa Height - Top to Bottom: .-Sofa Width - Side to Side: .-Sofa Depth - Front to Back: .-Sofa Seat Height - Top to Bottom: 12.-Sofa Seat Width - Side to Side: .-Sofa Seat Depth - Front to Back: .-Sofa Leg Height - Top to Bottom: .-Sofa Leg Width - Side to Side: .-Sofa . read more
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Complete your circle with four distinct wedges of joy. Pursuit is a fun and ambitious set that tests the limits of conversation. P...articipants of Pursuit is encouraged to face each-other in an open dialogue that truly never ends. The set is comprised of woven UV resistant rattan and all-weather cushions. The aluminum frame is also powder-coated for added protection against the elements. Playful and engaging, gather greater circles of friends, family and acquaintances into this set perfect for patios, pool areas, resorts and other outdoor spaces. Set Includes: Four - Pursuit Throw Pillows One - Pursuit Coffee Table with Glass and Cushion Two - Pursuit Quarter Section with Back Two - Pursuit Quarter Section without Back Product Dimensions: Overall Product Dimensions: 39'L x 39'W x 31'H Sofa Dimensions: 27.5'L x 13'W x 31'H Ottoman Dimensions: 27.5'L x 13'H Coffee Table Dimensions: 31'L x 13'H Seat Height: 13'H. read more
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Sofas were never meant to stand alone. The fact that they often reside without ottoman or table, is a mimicry against true comfort... and relaxation. Monterey reminds us that the sofa experience should be a lesson in arrangements, not solitude and empty spaces. With two rounded triangular ottomans and a cozy little coffee table, Monterey naturally blends leisure together with steady repose. A set made for the outdoors, the cushions and synthetic rattan base are built to withstand all weather conditions. Set Includes: One - Monterey Outdoor Sofa One - Monterey Outdoor Table Two - Monterey Outdoor Ottoman Product Dimensions: Outdoor Sofa Dimensions: 89'L x 42.5'W x 28.5'H Outdoor Ottoman Dimensions: 33'L x 27'W x 18'H Outdoor Table Dimensions: 14'L x 27'W x 18'H Overall Product Dimensions: 89'L x 69.5'W x 28.5'H. read more
Created from manufactured materials, synthetic wicker offers distinct advantages over natural and rattan. It does not need sealing or finishing, and it may better withstand outdoor extremes.
Madrid Stacking Arm Chair Synthetic wicker seat Matching synthetic wicker wrapped arms UV resistant & wire reinforced round synthe...tic wicker Polished anodized aluminum frame Use: Indoor or outdoor restaurants bars cafes patios decks Ships assembled with stainless steel screws 1 Year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty read more
Made with 100-percent high-quality teak wood, this durable wicker dining set has a stylish design to enhance your outdoor area. Th...is UV-protected and weather-resistant elegant dining set is ideal for patios, pool sides, and outdoor fine dining. read more
The Amanda five-piece outdoor patio set offers great functionality and a transitional design that is sure to uplift any space. Enj...oy your patio in style with this alluring dining set featuring a durable teak wood construction and wicker detailing. read more
This Amazonia Casual wicker dining set brings you great quality and a stylish design, made of 100-percent high quality teak wood. ...Enjoy your patio with elegance all year round with this wonderful Monaco set from the Amazonia Casual Design collection. read more
Any furniture purchase is an investment -- one that you hope pays dividends not only in comfort but in durability, longevity, and flexibility for you and your family and friends. It should be a choice that works well with your home's architecture and your yard's design. It's essential to find pieces that you can review for several key purchase considerations. Those include pattern, durability, cover, and care. Start with this short guide to get started on your wicker furniture purchase.
Wicker may be woven in a variety of loose or tight patterns, such as chevron. Those patterns lend themselves to several styles, including cottage and traditional.
The pattern and material of wicker may determine its outdoor durability. Some natural and rattan wicker chairs may be better suited for covered porches and patios; synthetic materials typically withstand rain and sun better.
Based on the material and year-round location of your wicker furniture, you may need to invest in covers as well. These can be used after a day of enjoying the furniture is complete or during off-use months when furniture is stored.
Synthetic wicker typically needs to be cleaned regularly according to manufacturer directions. Natural and rattan wicker requires periodic refinishing, painting, or staining, depending on how the material is finished.
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