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The Difference Between Cane & Rattan | Homesteady
What Is Wicker Furniture Made of? By Christy P: Wicker furniture adds a tropical touch to your decor, whether inside or out. Wicker is woven furniture made of stems and vines. The word "wicker" is of Scandinavian origin, though woven furniture dates back to the time of the Egyptians. It is based on the words "wika" meaning "to bend" and "vikker" meaning "willow". Rattan: For the past 150 years, rattan has been the main material used in quality wicker furniture. Rattan is a climbing palm vine
My Handmade Willow Chairs and Re-Purposed Cushions and Pillows: Thank goodness for electric drills and fresh willow branches! My willow chair was comfortable, but looked bare without cushions and pillows. I always buy antique pillow cases, laces and ribbons to be re-purposed into cushions and pillows. To fill the cushions (I, also, made one more willow chair and a love seat,) I recovered old lawn furniture cushions, just basting an opening in the back of each, so they can be removed, washed, and easily replaced.