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
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.
Conservatory Furniture Materials
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
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.
Cane conservatory furniture 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