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Outdoor Garden Furniture
by Carolyn Clayton

If you live in the UK and are looking for outdoor furniture for you garden you will be looking for
durable furniture that can stand the rigours of our British weather. You will also want furniture
that is made of material that will keep its colour, be washable and pest and fungus free. There
are not many materials which can withstand such a diverse climate as well as keep its colour,
but there is one type which is perfect for all climates and that is cane. Outdoor cane furniture
has the properties which will keep the furniture looking stylish for years to come and withstand
the weather and general ware and tear.

Have you ever been abroad and seen all the beautiful cane furniture outside bars and
restaurants? You might have wondered how the chairs and tables stay in such good condition
year in and year out. Well it's because they are made with cane which has been treated to last
for years to come. Good quality cane furniture doesn't come cheap but you are buying quality.
One great design company that is a top player in making Outdoor Cane furniture is Skyline
Design who is based in the UK but supply worldwide. Their range encompasses dining suites,
living suites, daybeds, sun loungers, parasols and sun shades.

You might think that cane is for older people, the type you see in your grandparent's
conservatory. Well think again, these days cane furniture is designed for all ages. You can get
some beautiful stylish furniture that looks good in homes as well as gardens. In fact because of
its lasting properties and the many stylish designs many people are choosing to have this type
of cane furniture in their living rooms.

Any cushions that come with outdoor furniture need to be strong enough to withstand intense
sunlight exposure. They also need to be soft and inviting but be resistant to stains fading or
mould and pests. Obviously fully washable is another important quality you want from your
outdoor furniture. Sunbrela fabrics have all of the above qualities and are generally the most
sought after outdoor fabric. They can come in many bright colours and are soft to touch and
have all the durable qualities needed for outdoor furniture.

The reason cane is so tough is because comes from the stems of large rattans, which are
climbing palms found native to tropical countries. These palms are naturally very tough and are
used to extreme weather conditions. The palm is harvested and then boiled to very high a
temperature which is done to remove the sap from the bark. Once the sap has been removed
the material then becomes flexible which makes it ideal for molding into various shapes. The
next process is where the material is cut into strips which can then be intertwined to make all
sorts of furniture and baskets.

Outdoor rattan furniture is the latest trend for your garden conservatory or home. It is popping
up everywhere and like I said before not just for the garden.


Sophisti-Cane, suppliers of Outdoor Garden Furniture, Sun Beds and Loungers and Day Beds
and Chairs.

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