How Cane Conservatory furniture is made.

How Cane Conservatory furniture is made.

How Cane Conservatory Furniture is Made.

Making of cane furniture is achieved through several steps:
• Frame making with cane poles
• Polishing and
• Rounding with thin processed cane.

In Indonesia, cane furniture is made by various groups of artisans/ crafts people. Cane poles and thin processed cane are used in production process.

Initially, lengthy cane poles are cut as per required size. The cane pole is then heated using kerosene lamp and it is bent according to the desired/required shape with the help of shaping tool which is made of wood. Different parts of furniture are bent separately and joined together with readymade flat cane. The cane frame is sent for binding process.

Cane is first soaked in water until it attains moisture and it is weaved around the frame with thin processed cane. Different motif patterns are created while weaving. After completion of weaving, the end parts are joined with nails. Finally, the furniture is polished using natural polish. Three coats of polish are given to attain fine glossy look of cane furniture.

How Wicker/Natural Rattan Conservatory Furniture is Made.

Wicker furniture-making is an art that has been passed down through many generations. It requires patience, skills, and a deep understanding of the materials used in its making. The process of creating wicker furniture starts with selecting the right materials and processing raw rattan. Here are the steps involved in making wicker furniture.

First, the raw rattan material is harvested from the tropical forests of Southeast Asia. This flexible material can be bent and molded into any shape required for different wicker weaving patterns.

The next step is to strip the rattan fibers, removing its sharp edges while preserving its natural qualities such as flexibility or strength. This process is called deburring and prepares the rattan for weaving.

After deburring, the rattan strands are soaked in water to soften them before they are woven. Then they are treated to prevent it from becoming brittle over time or attracting pests.

Once complete, skilled artisans use their hands to weave different strands into a cohesive whole using a variety of techniques known as wicker weaving patterns. These methods include under-and-over weaving (randing), double weaving, pairing, triple twist, and waling.

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