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The Cane Conservatory Furniture
Collection. Our current range of suites, dining suites
and accessories are ideal for conservatory, sun room,
dining room or bedroom use.
These have been made using natural cane and rattan,
making every item unique. As every plant is individual
and unique this means that only rarely will there
be an exact match between pieces of furniture. Slight
variations in colour and detail are normal, irregularities
are not flaws but the beauty of natures' hand.
All suites have webbed seating for extra comfort and
many are leather bound for extra durability and flexibility.
They also feature removable covers which are finished
to very high standard by our in-house upholstery division.
Our fabrics and foams comply with government fire
retardent requirements, and all suites are available
in any range of fabric. We are also pleased to offer
a 'customers own' service. All our coffee, side and
dining tables have toughened glass.
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 conservatory furniture. Water
Hyacinth and Abaca are also used and give it a unique
style. 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 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.
Most 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.