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Wicker outdoor funiture conjures up happy visions of sitting on Grandma’s porch sipping lemonade and eating sugar cookies.

It generally goes with more casual garden styles: Country, Cottage and Rustic. But it can also be dressed up to go with traditional formal styles.

It’s even better than Grandma’s now that it comes in weather resistant fibers that can last 10 to 30 years.

Water Hyacinth, a strong natural fiber, usually is a great look for tropical and contemporary styles.

Woven Outdoor Furniture Advantages

All-season wicker doesn’t need painting or a porch roof to protect it from the elements.

It’s lightweight, so it’s flexible and easily moved to accommodate a variety of seating arrangements.

It comes in many colors, so you can spice up a shady porch or coordinate it with your zinnias.

Woven furniture is comfortable. It wraps around you like a soft cocoon.

And it brings the look and feel of upholstered furniture to the outdoors. Be sure to use all-weather fabrics on your seat cushions or bring them indoors when it’s sunny or humid. You’ll be replacing them every year if you don’t.

Woven Outdoor Furniture Disadvantages

If you’re having a party in the evening after it’s stormed all afternoon and the chairs have gotten wet, be sure to cover them with plastic so your guests won’t get wet when they sit in them!

Woven Furniture Care

Just get out the Dust Buster and vacuum it over. Then clean it with a mild detergent in water, rinse it off with a hose and let it air dry. As always, check your manufacturer’s cleaning instructions.

Woven Furniture Costs

For a five piece dining set, you’re looking at costs from $600 to $4,000. There are several varieties of materials to choose from:

  • Rattan coated with marine varnish
  • Paper fibers wrapped in plastic
  • Hularo, a weatherproof synthetic fiber that is quite durable
  • Water Hyacinth, which is also very strong
  • Acrylic strips made to look like rattan – this is the most durable option

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