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Boston, MA, United States, 2010/06/12 - Natural rattan has been used in furniture making for quite long time. Since the beginning of this decade we find synthetic rattan furniture everywhere, reflecting the acceptance of customers to the outcome of great works in modern PVC technology.
It is widely known that natural rattan has some advantages compared to wood. It is lighter in weight, strong, elastic, easier to make both regular and irregular shapes and of course less costly. Due to these comparative advantages rattan has been widely used as the material to produce home furniture such as tables, chairs and bookshelves. Additionally, rattan grows faster than any tropical wood species and people gain from easier harvesting works. Overall, making indoor furniture from rattan is economically more beneficial than making similar indoor wooden furniture.
Nothing is perfect in life. As a natural fiber, rattan also has some weaknesses in its inherent character. Natural rattan furniture can not be exposed to harsh ultraviolet sunlight for prolonged periods of time, as this can affect the colour. Water hyacinth, for example, as it is a natural untreated handmade product, it will absorb moisture and dry out in direct relation to climate conditions. To avoid any deterioration natural rattan furniture is only suitable for use in a dry and well ventilated environment. Briefly speaking, although protective surface finishing may help but basically a natural rattan furniture will not survive well in an outdoor setting.
"Specifically if you need rattan and wicker furniture for use in an outdoor setting, the solution is wicker outdoor furniture made of polyethylene-based fiber, the synthetic rattan furniture," an executive from Abacus Wickers Indonesia explained. "Use of this polyethylene-based fiber to furniture combines the elegance of classic wicker crafts and the endurance of synthetic fiber, resulting to long-lasting all weather rattan furniture," he confirmed further.
Wicker, although a classic, works well for the furniture buyer who wants a home reflecting the feel of casual elegance. Synthetic rattan furniture not only offers comfort, versatility and livability, but it also offers superb endurance an outdoor furniture always requires. it mixes well with any natural garden decoration you have at home such as garden pottery items.
About Abacus Wickers Indonesia
Abacus Wickers Indonesia (abacuswickers.com) is an Indonesian rattan furniture wholesale exporter. Abacus Wickers' synthetic wicker furniture combine the beauty and character of wicker weaving arts, craftmanship tradition, and the benefits of modern PVC technology.