Conservatory Furniture

Understanding the Different Types of Conservatory Furniture

Modern conservatory furniture is both beautiful and durable. It can be made from a variety of materials to create your dream conservatory. Find great deals on new summer house furniture on eBay or save some money and buy gently used items.

Why is conservatory furniture usually made out of wicker?

In the past, a conservatory was often a garden room that contained many plants and was full of sunlight. Traditional furniture would have faded from the sun and perhaps moulded from the moisture required to keep the plants alive. Therefore, wicker was a suitable choice. Wicker is very durable while also being lightweight. Your wicker furniture can last up to 15 years if cared for properly. Its weight makes it easy to rearrange and even carry outside on nice days. In addition, many people choose wicker for their conservatory because it seems a natural choice for a room full of light. It fits the aesthetic of such a room without sacrificing comfort.

Rattan versus wicker

When shopping for conservatory furniture, you will often see both wicker and rattan used in the product descriptions. Some people even use these terms interchangeably. However, they are not the same thing. Rattan is a material that is used to make furniture. It is a strong, fibrous plant that is somewhat similar to bamboo. It is a naturally growing species native to Africa, Asia, and Australia. There is also synthetic rattan, a similar material that has been created due to the increasing demand for this plant.

Wicker is not a type of material. Wicker refers to the way that the material is woven. It is a specific type of weave that is used for baskets and furniture. Different materials, both natural and synthetic, can be used for wicker, and it is still called wicker. When rattan is used, it is called wicker rattan.

Is cane furniture more durable than rattan?

Interestingly, cane conservatory furniture is actually made out of the rattan plant. It just uses a different part of the plant and is left in a more natural state. The skin of the rattan vine is peeled off, leaving the core of the vine. This is then wrapped in another material, such as aluminium, steel, or hardwood. It is then woven into furniture, normally using a wicker weave. Cane is less porous than natural rattan, making it a good choice for outdoor furniture. Because it is wrapped in another material, cane usually lasts longer than rattan as well.