Stunning Natural Rattan Patio Dining Set

New Listing:

A striking, high-quality. natural rattan patio dining set in mint condition. There is a substantial base with a ¼ in. clear glass rectangular top and 4 beautiful, open designer chairs with white sateen cushions. This set is a unique piece of outdoor decor that is sure to impress your family and friends.  This gorgeous set is ideal for a deck, patio, sunroom or Floridian dining room. The over-sized chairs with a wicker-weave high back design add to its good looks. Table bindings and back seat weaving is constructed for strength, durability and stability. The table measures 60 in. wide, 36 in. deep and 28 ½ in. high.  The chairs measure 18 in. wide, 18 in. deep and 36 ½ high. This is a very solid piece of furniture that will last for years of summertime entertainment. $275

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Stunning White Wicker & Brushed Nickel Patio Set

New Listing:

This stunning white wicker and brushed nickel patio set is a unique piece of outdoor decor that is sure to impress your family and friends.  This incredibly beautiful set has a beveled glass oval table that sits upon a double pedestal base.  The spindle design on the legs, accented back legs and pedestals add to its distinctive beauty.  The over-sized chairs with a wicker-weave high back design and  a center brushed nickel ring add to its good looks. This is a very solid piece of furniture that will last for years of summertime entertainment.  The table measures 60 in. long, 38 in. deep and 29 ½ in. high.  The chairs measure 17 ½ square seats and 38 ½ in high.  Colourful seat cushions will make this gorgeous patio set pop! $350

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Condition of Sale

Due to high demand, Bargains Galore can only guarantee item availability beyond “same-day purchase” with a small deposit, regardless of the pickup date.  Thank you for your cooperation.

 

White Rattan Basket Chair!

New Listing:

A gorgeous looking white rattan basket chair for your patio, deck or sunroom in mint condition. This tightly weaved wicker chair has a sleek, stylish design and measures 28 in. wide, 31 in. high and 29 deep. A brightly coloured cushion of your choice will make this beautiful chair a showpiece for your indoor or outdoor summertime entertaining. $100

 

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Almond Satin Bamboo Table

 

New Listing:

A stunning, almond satin-toned bamboo table in exceptional condition. The tight-weave, rattan design surrounding the table and legs plus the beveled glass top is both elegant yet casual. The table measures 36 in. square and 17 in. high. This beautiful table would look great in a Floridian style interior home décor, sunroom or cottage setting. $100

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Rattan Glass Top Table & Chair Set

New Listing:

A fantastic looking and exceptionally unique rattan glass top table with matching cushioned chairs in mint condition. The oval table and chairs have a tightly bound wicker weave for strength, beauty and durability.  There is a lower shelf for storage. The table measures 30 in wide, 20 in. deep and 30 in. high. The classic rattan look and distinctive design is perfect for smaller spaces like a solarium, sunroom or apartment. A great find for a super price. You won’t be disappointed. $125

Do You Know the Difference Between Wicker and Rattan?

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When you go shopping for that beautiful outdoor patio set, have you ever given a second thought whether you’re buying a Rattan or Wicker set? Probably not, because most people often confuse the two, but rattan and wicker are two distinctly different things.

Specifically, wicker refers to the weaving process for a multitude of products like furniture, baskets and assorted items while rattan is a particular type of material that is bendable, shaped and woven to create these products.

 

Wicker:

The materials used in the wicker process of weaving and interlacing flexible material to create a stiffer, more rigid item can include Reed, Bamboo, Cane and Rattan. Items made out of these natural materials are especially strong and long lasting.

Wicker can also use a number of artificial materials such as resin, plastics and high steel tensile wire that is wrapped in plastic. These man-made materials are non-porous, which makes them ideal for outdoor use since they can hold-up against environmental fluctuations and moisture. Since Rattan and other natural materials are porous and susceptible to weather conditions, they will eventually deteriorate and need to be replaced over time.

Rattan:

Rattan is a type of vine that grows in the rain forest. There are over 600 species of rattan and it’s relatively easy to harvest. Most of the rattan used in product manufacturing originates from Malaysia, Indonesian and Southeast Asia. Although rattan has similarities to wood, but unlike bamboo or cane which is hollow, and reed which is less strong, rattan vines are solid throughout, making it a very tough and durable material.

Some of its main characteristics include strength, pliability, retention of shape and availability. Because of these traits, rattan has a long history in furniture production, particularly because rattan is very resistant to splintering. It is a highly attractive material since it readily accepts paints and stains, so it comes in many attractive colours for the numerous products that are manufactured.

Finally, since wicker furniture is shaped into a stiff form, most buyers will add colourful chair cushions to provide more comfortable seating. So, the next time you go shopping for outdoor patio furniture, rattan furniture will be what you are purchasing and wicker in the method by which it was made. Happy shopping!