Cane conservatory furniture should be dusted regularly with
a dry paint brush. This will allow you to reach in between the
grooves. A good alternative is to vacuum with a small brush
attachment. Use a moist soft cloth to clean the cane furniture
surface about once every two months or so. This will keep them
free from grime and dirt. Do not use benzene, thinners, abrasive
creams or other chemical products. The use of these applications
may cause harm to your cane or rattan. It is advised to seek
professional cleaning help if your cane conservatory furniture
becomes badly blemished. All our fabrics are of the highest
quality woven upholstery grade fabrics as well as the more traditional
cotton prints. All are fully fire retardant are as the fillings
of the cushions. The covers are loose and and are zipped to
be removeable for cleaning. We recommend dry cleaning to prolong
the life of your suite. If properly looked after your suite
will last a life time.
Cane Conservatory Furniture
Conservatory Furniture Materials
Cane conservatory furniture
is made from sustainably harvested and plantation
grown raw materials to minimise environmental impact.
Fast growing Bamboo is used for its great strength
but its natural beauty is only maximised when in the
hands of the most skilled and experienced of craftspeople
who specialise in cane furniture. Water Hyacinth and
Abaca are also used in the Cane Company conservatory
furniture and gives it its unique style.
Most cane conservatory furniture
is made from Manau, one of the most popular species.
It is the most expensive available and comes from
the jungles of Indonesia and Malaysia. It has an attactive
surface, is durable and flexible. It also has high
water resistance and a tight tissue arrangement which
prevents splitting. It is a creeping vine grown in
South-East Asia. It's inherent strength and flexibility
is well known. It is a renewable vine, so rainforests
are not destroyed or unnecessarily exploited.The inner
bark is split to expose the fibrous core of the centre.
This is used to manufacture the main frame of the
and by the use of steam can be formed into almost
any shape. The inner bark, known as Lapping, is used
to bind joints and for weaving backs and seats. In
the hands of a craftsman, it is a superb material.
Construction should be stable
and should not creak. Legs should be constructed from
thick poles for maximum support, with extra bracing
added at the back of the legs. Sofa frames and bases
of swivel chairs which need additional support should
have wooden frames to which rattan poles are fixed
with screws. Metal frames wrapped with peeled cane
are also frequently used. This yields a thin frame
which provides strong and decorative support.
The final finish is usually stained or laquered to
bring out the natural wood tones. These finishes should
feel smooth to the touch. This furniture is meant
for indoor use only as direct sunlight may cause dryness
and cracking. Properly designed and constructed it
is beautiful and can last a lifetime.
Wicker is not a type of material, which is a common
misconception, but is actually a method of weaving
a variety of materials into textured woven patterns.
Pliable twigs, rods or willow branches can be used,
but the round core of the rattan pole is the most
common wicker material.
Good wicker is made by weaving the core around a solid
frame. Wood and metal frames are common and if well
designed and constructed are integral in producing
high quality, long lasting pieces.