Furniture Stand: Know your furniture before you buy

Rattan Furniture

Rattan is a natural fibre similar to bamboo. However, unlike bamboo, rattan is not hollow. Rattan, with its strong outer shell and soft inside, is very durable and will not splinter or break. Because of these characteristics, rattan furniture requires little or no maintenance.

Rattan furniture can add warmth to your home inside or out. Its several varieties and rich colours make it a popular choice. Commonly used to make chairs, beds, baskets and more, rattan furniture normally consists of a rattan frame with fabric upholstered cushions for comfort.

Most rattan furniture is imported from Southeast Asia where the rattan vine grows. It is ideal for outdoor use as it is impervious to the elements.