The American Rattan and Wicker Furniture Blog - by the "Rattan Man(TM)"
Welcome to the American Rattan Blog
My name is Mark Mosher founder of American Rattan and owner of the trademark "Rattan Man(TM)". I love the tropical and coastal look of Rattan and Wicker furniture so much that I started the company in 2002 after retiring from 22 years in the U.S. Air Force. I hope you will find my blog an excellent resource for all decorating ideas related to indoor and outdoor Wicker furniture.
Introduction to Indoor Wicker Furniture and Outdoor Wicker furniture.
Indoor Wicker furniture is made from Rattan vines that grow wild in the Indonesian and Philippines jungles. The vines are cut and dried into what are referred to as Cane or Rattan poles. Wicker strands are sliced off the poles and then woven by hand to make beautiful furniture. Rattan furniture is made by wetting and heating natural Rattan poles and bending them to form furniture.
Outdoor Wicker and Rattan furniture is made from poly-resin man made material that is weather resistant. The looks and quality of outdoor Wicker is usually very good even though its made by machine. If the quality is good enough it can used indoors. Manufacturers are located in China, Vietnam, Philippines, and Indonesia.
Rattan and Wicker Furniture Made in the USA
This video shows how the Classic Rattan factory workers still build all natural Rattan and Wicker furniture.
I hope you enjoy reading our American Rattan Blog and browsing our many collections of Rattan and Wicker furniture.
Veda Outdoor Furniture With its refined lines and distressed white finish, Veda brings casual modern cool to any patio in any season. Built with light-weight but durable aluminum and upholstered to order in the performance fabrics of your choice, Veda can stand the test of time in any climate. The Veda Patio Collection Lets […]
Key West Bedroom Collection The Key West Bedroom Collection creates a rich coastal look by combining wood, wicker, and shutters. The group also features turned wood feet and metal hardware to add a classy look. Rest easy if you decide to go with the Key West furniture because with its high quality craftsmanship satisfaction […]
Candace Outdoor Sectional Furniture The Candace sectional collection is a beautiful blend of all natural Eucalyptus wood and synthetic wicker. Eucalyptus wood is a highly dense wood that can be placed outdoors in all elements of weather. Get more seating in your space as the Candace compact sectional design uses less room with more […]
Cambridge Outdoor Furniture The Cambridge patio collection by South Sea Rattan is one of those rare furniture collections that very meticulous homeowners and designers choose. Cambridge balances dueling aesthetics with aplomb. Its clean, simple lines and mixed-materials approach typify modern design, but the textured, almost leather-like finish of its wide and flat wicker weave brings […]
Pentana Set of 2 Patio Resin Wicker Steel and Wicker Chairs This square back chair with its contempory look is made with a steel frame and wrapped with resin wicker. Seat height is 18 inches from floor. Back has slight curve for comfort. Great chair for inside or outdoors. The price is unbeatable for a […]
Driftwood Bay Patio Furniture – this Collection is Stunning and Now In Stock With its casual elegance and smooth, rounded profile, the Driftwood Bay collection fits naturally into the stylish modern patio. This group’s textured flat-weave wicker sports a warm and neutral finish – perfect for a wide variety of eclectic pairings. Construction: Driftwood Bay […]