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Natural rattan is a vine-like palm plant with long, thin fronds. The dried fronds can be woven into many shapes but are especially popular for making patio furniture. Today, most rattan patio furniture is manufactured using a plastic resin called PVC which emulates the qualities of natural rattan—hence, PVC rattan.
PVC Rattan furniture has the appearance and color of natural rattan, so it maintains that traditional country garden look you’re seeking. But it is more durable and more affordable than natural rattan. Water does not affect it, and it withstands heat and cold, which makes it a material for all climates. In addition, today’s manufacturing methods include UV inhibitors to produce a rattan weave that is colorfast. So, you needn’t worry about your lovely PVC Rattan furniture fading from long exposure to the sun.
Thus, PVC Rattan is truly a material for all-weather outdoor furniture. With pieces of PVC Rattan garden furniture you won’t have to completely replace your garden furniture every two or three years. And the look of rattan is versatile: It may also be used in an enclosed porch, a sunroom or even your living room.
Natural rattan is a vine-like palm plant with long, thin fronds. The dried fronds are woven into many shapes, including patio furniture. However, most rattan patio furniture is manufactured using a plastic resin called PVC which emulates the qualities of natural rattan—hence, PVC rattan or wicker rattan.
Wicker rattan furniture has the appearance and color of natural rattan, so it maintains that traditional country garden look you’re seeking. But it’s more durable and more affordable than natural rattan. Water does not affect it, and it withstands heat and cold, which makes it an all-weather, all-climate material. In addition, today’s manufacturing methods include UV inhibitors to produce a rattan weave that is colorfast. So, you needn’t worry about your stylish rattan furniture fading from long exposure to the sun.
Wicker rattan is truly a material for all-weather outdoor furniture. With pieces of wicker rattan garden furniture, you need not completely replace your garden furniture every two or three years. And the look of rattan is versatile: It may also be used in an enclosed porch or a sunroom or even as den or living-room pieces.
Recently, my wife and I attended a couple of Washington Nationals baseball games at Nationals Park. We usually stand at the pedestal tables while we grab a bite and a beer, but Thursday night we took advantage of a smallish crowd to relax in one of their lounging areas. We don’t know why we hadn’t noticed before; but two of their lounge areas, one near the Scoreboard Walk bar and the other next to the Red Loft bar, feature resin wicker (or rattan) furniture!
Fans enjoy their food and drinks while sitting on wicker lounge chairs and sofas (cushioned, of course!) and resting their food, drinks and bags on wicker coffee tables and side tables. Other than a few canopies shading the Scoreboard Walk area, the furniture is exposed to the elements (drenching rain at times!) 24/7. While I don’t know how often they replace the pieces, when we examined them on Thursday, the chairs and sofas seemed to be wearing very well!
So, if you’re in the market for furniture with proven durability as well as style and beauty, visit my Resin Wicker collection. (The photo depicts one set that is available; however, the striped cushions are not.)
I hope everyone is having a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day! It’s cloudy here in Washington, D.C.; but our friends are returning from the parade and heading for a warm pub with cold beverages!
Are you enjoying the celebration outdoors on my durable, comfortable garden, patio, deck and poolside furniture? If not, you could be! Please visit www.GardenFurniturePatio.com to select some beautiful pieces for your outdoor space. Here is a suggestion from my rattan wicker collection:
Rattan wicker patio table set with cushions featuring solid aluminum frame and stylish beveled-edge glass tabletop for year-round, maintenance-free outdoor living. The table is 35 inches by 35 inches by 29 inches high. Include four stackable chairs with comfortable armrests and finished with decorative leg ferrules. The tabletop is 3/8-inch-thick pate glass with beveled edges. The rattan wicker strapping is woven from virgin vinyl for a natural feel and is colored a dark chestnut brown. The four high-density foam cushions included in this set come in a choice of Burgundy Red or Nautical Blue.
Early spring is a great time to prepare your garden, patio, deck and poolside for the months of relaxation to come. Your prep is quicker and easier depending on how much you want to do, how much you need to do and how much you don’t have to do!
Consider your choice of garden furniture retailer. Brick-and-mortar stores offer good selections, and you can touch and literally weigh your options when you shop at them. However, shopping online, through GardenFurniturePatio.com, for example, offers quality choices in furniture materials and styles. Also, our prices might be lower than in brick-and-mortar stores since we don’t have high overhead costs. Our collections also cover your next consideration when buying outdoor furniture: How durable is it? What it require storage during inclement weather or regular maintenance? Our collections are manufactured using durable, pest- and fungus-resistant western red Cedar, resin rattan wicker and Java teak, so your maintenance time and costs will be almost nil. No worrying about replacement costs, storage or how to maintain its beauty for many years!
Finally, measure your outdoor entertaining area and determine how much room your prospective pieces will occupy to ensure sufficient room for your outdoor suite.
St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner … well, 10 days away. Now is a great time to begin planning a celebration of Irish heritage. Why not have it on your deck or patio! This might not be a good idea if you’re hip-deep in snow or drowning in “wintry mix,” as we are on the East Coast and in the Midwest. But, in 10 days maybe it’ll all be melted and the temperature in the 60s! Here are a few ideas to get your juices flowing.
For a main course try hearty Beef and Irish Stout Stew served with or over mashed potatoes. For a good recipe, visit AllRecipes.com. Stew is a dish that can be adapted easily for more (or fewer) people. Irish Soda Bread is a good accompaniment, but biscuits serve just as nicely.
For drinks: Irish Cow (a warm drink), Irish Spring, Nutty Irishman (shooter or cocktail), and St. Patrick’s Day Mocha Java. I get my recipes from The Complete Bartender (Revised Edition, 2003) by Robyn M. Feller. Search the net for recipes. Need an Irish-themed movie? Try The Quiet Man with John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. (Photo, NEW Square Hanging Umbrella.)
PVC Rattan furniture is low-maintenance. Bugs can’t feast on it, and it doesn’t require polishing to maintain its lovely appearance. Simply wipe with a damp cloth to keep it clean.
PVC Rattan is a durable material, a quality that helps protect it against rough treatment from children or pets. Notwithstanding its durability, PVC Rattan is not as heavy as furniture made of wood. So, it’s much easier to lift by yourself and move around, enabling you to rearrange your garden, patio or poolside layout, or place it in your storage area, without recruiting friends and neighbors as a “moving crew.” This attribute of rattan furniture also makes it a good choice for comfortable furniture for seniors.
Other attributes of the PVC Rattan furniture sold by gardenfurniturepatio.com include: heavy-gauge aluminum frame (no rust and no maintenance); ground and polished, welded aluminum joints; wicker strapping woven from 100% virgin vinyl and hand-wrapped for a natural feel; color: Chestnut Brown (dark brown).