Wicker Kitchen Chairs

Wicker Kitchen Chairs

Wicker trivia Now that you’re a wicker wizard, here are a few fun factoids to throw around at parties. It takes approximately 10,000 weavers to produce enough wicker to supply Pier 1 stores. Wicker lasts. The earliest known evidence of wicker furniture dates back to 4000 B.C., while the oldest surviving pieces date from the Egyptian Empire (1500 – 1000 B.C.) and include chests, wig boxes, hassocks and chairs. Wicker was found in the tombs of both Cleopatra and King Tut. You think that’s old? The Talarurus dinosaur (Greek for “wicker-tailed”) was so named for the wicker-like tendons that stiffened its deadly tail. Google it. The Victorians believed wicker’s smooth surface to be more hygienic than upholstered furniture. The first wicker in America was a baby crib, which arrived on the Mayflower in 1620. For his first transatlantic flight in 1927, Charles Lindbergh had a wicker pilot’s seat installed in his plane, The Spirit of St. Louis. Rattan is so strong that it’s used to construct hot air balloon gondolas. And the Malaysians use it to build suspension bridges. Rattan cane was once the standard implement for school corporal punishment in England and Wales, and is still used in some countries. The Potawatami Indians believed there was an old lady who lived on the moon weaving a basket. It was said that when the basket was finished, the world would end. Yikes.
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Wicker Kitchen Chairs

Most of our outdoor wicker furniture frames are constructed from sturdy metals or hardwoods for lasting stability and covered in all-weather wicker to withstand the seasons. Resin wicker or polyethylene wicker is resistant to the elements, very low maintenance, and designed to have lasting resilience which has become more and more popular. Wicker furniture is known for its imperviousness, and is now part of the forefront of outdoor seating trends for today’s decks, patios, and porches. Resin wicker (and other all-weather wicker) is similar in appearance to natural wicker, but its plastic-based form resists moisture, wear, and rot. It’s also very easy to clean and maintain, simply spray it down with a garden hose and wipe with a cloth and soapy water. Sets Discovering the right fit for your outdoor living space should be less of a journey and more of an invigorating experience. Whether you’re shopping for an outdoor conversation set or sectional set for hosting backyard assemblies, a bar set for cocktail parties, or even an outdoor dining set or bistro set for casual family dinners, we have a vast selection from which you’ll find the one that best suits the size and style of your outdoor living space. Seating First, you need to think about what it is you want to do with your outdoor living space. Do you plan to host parties and family gatherings with enough outdoor seating for everyone to visit comfortably? If so, we have a variety of sizes, styles, and arrangements of conversation sets and sectionals that might be the best choice for your application. Dining Sets Looking for an outdoor wicker dining set? We have sturdy wicker patio dining sets that seat the whole family, bistro sets perfect for you and a guest, and bar sets that’ll cover everything in between. Accents If you’re out to discover individual finds for the front or back porch such as rocking chairs, porch swings, accent tables, ottomans, or cushions, you can purchase them separately to customize your own outdoor look. You just might find that missing piece to your outdoor patio design that completes the look you’ve always wanted. Customize Your Set Completing a conversation or sectional set of you own? Find all these options throughout our left-navigational bar to help customize your own exclusive ensemble. You’ll also find related collection items below each product page as well as additional accessories that we thought would pair nicely together. Have questions? Give our outdoor furniture experts a call: 1-888-880-4884.
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Wicker Kitchen Chairs

Back to the Classics Most of our outdoor wicker furniture frames are constructed from sturdy metals or hardwoods for lasting stability and covered in all-weather wicker to withstand the seasons. Resin wicker or polyethylene wicker is resistant to the elements, very low maintenance, and designed to have lasting resilience which has become more and more popular. Wicker furniture is known for its imperviousness, and is now part of the forefront of outdoor seating trends for today’s decks, patios, and porches. Resin wicker (and other all-weather wicker) is similar in appearance to natural wicker, but its plastic-based form resists moisture, wear, and rot. It’s also very easy to clean and maintain, simply spray it down with a garden hose and wipe with a cloth and soapy water. Sets Discovering the right fit for your outdoor living space should be less of a journey and more of an invigorating experience. Whether you’re shopping for an outdoor conversation set or sectional set for hosting backyard assemblies, a bar set for cocktail parties, or even an outdoor dining set or bistro set for casual family dinners, we have a vast selection from which you’ll find the one that best suits the size and style of your outdoor living space. Seating First, you need to think about what it is you want to do with your outdoor living space. Do you plan to host parties and family gatherings with enough outdoor seating for everyone to visit comfortably? If so, we have a variety of sizes, styles, and arrangements of conversation sets and sectionals that might be the best choice for your application. Dining Sets Looking for an outdoor wicker dining set? We have sturdy wicker patio dining sets that seat the whole family, bistro sets perfect for you and a guest, and bar sets that’ll cover everything in between. Accents If you’re out to discover individual finds for the front or back porch such as rocking chairs, porch swings, accent tables, ottomans, or cushions, you can purchase them separately to customize your own outdoor look. You just might find that missing piece to your outdoor patio design that completes the look you’ve always wanted. Customize Your Set Completing a conversation or sectional set of you own? Find all these options throughout our left-navigational bar to help customize your own exclusive ensemble. You’ll also find related collection items below each product page as well as additional accessories that we thought would pair nicely together. Have questions? Give our outdoor furniture experts a call: 1-888-880-4884.
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Wicker Kitchen Chairs

What is wicker? Wicker is a general term for woven furniture and accents, not a specific material. The term is used broadly for any item woven from synthetic to natural hard fibers such as rattan, bamboo, seagrass and more. Rattan The primary material used to create wicker is rattan “vine,” which is actually a name for more than 600 prolicic climbing plants. Some species can grow more than 300 feet in length—making rattan an abundant, sustainable resource. The production of wicker furniture often utilizes material from the entire plant: Peel, core, pole and all. Cane When rattan’s outer skin or peel is removed and cut into thin strips, the resulting material is called cane. Rattan cane is used for weaving chair seats or wrapping joints on wicker furniture and is produced in many different gauges, ranging from carriage fine to the largest slab rattan. It has a natural glossy finish and does not accept stain or paint well, but is considered most beautiful in its natural state. Kubu Rattan cane packed in wet clay and allowed to season is known as Kubu or Kubu gray, due to its soft ashen color. Kubu rattan is exceptionally strong and is prized by furniture-lovers for its distinctive dusky shade. Reed Reed is the thin, flexible material inside the rattan core. Most often used for basket weaving, it may also function as an ornamental element in wicker furniture. Unlike cane, it has no natural finish and readily accepts paint or stain. Bamboo Bamboo resembles rattan and is often mistaken for it. But unlike rattan, which is solid, bamboo has a hollow core. Bamboo also has distinguishing ridges where the leaves were attached, while rattan’s leaf nodes are not as pronounced. Willow Made popular in 19th century England, willow or twig furniture is still crafted today, although the supple branches are now most often used in basketry. Willow can be soaked for flexibility and woven or bent to form graceful, rounded shapes. Seagrass The term seagrass is used for a variety of flowering plants, such as water hyacinth, that grow in shallow coastal waters. Seagrasses are not related to seaweed but are more closely akin to the lily. Leaves are generally long and narrow, resembling terrestrial grasses. Banana Leaf Banana leaf furniture is made from natural banana fibers that are dried, twisted and braided into a rope. The rope is then woven over a frame to create furniture and basketry that is handsome and highly durable.
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Wicker Kitchen Chairs

Care of your Pier 1 wicker Because wicker is a natural material, exposure to the elements is not recommended (except for all-weather wicker). Moisture and sunlight are rattan’s biggest enemies. Enjoy your wicker furniture indoors or in a covered outdoor environment. Vacuum regularly to remove dust. Occasionally clean with a wood cleaner to remove grime and retain natural luster. On dark wicker, use a furniture polish containing a stain. If furniture is exposed to moisture and develops mildew, simply wipe the affected area with ¼ cup bleach added to 1 quart of water. Test first on an inconspicuous spot as this solution may lighten the rattan’s color slightly. Rinse with a wet cloth and allow to dry completely. When using this method, be sure to take the item outdoors and wear protective goggles, gloves with cuffs and old clothing. To maintain your wicker’s like-new appearance, apply a fresh coat of semi-gloss or gloss lacquer every few years.

Wicker Kitchen Chairs

Wicker Kitchen Chairs
Wicker Kitchen Chairs