Rattan is the most common kind of wicker that is used to make most of the wicker furniture including dining chairs. It is a fibrous material obtained from a plant similar to palm. Rattan is quite strong, flexible and very resistant to cracking and breaking. Stain, paint or varnish can be easily applied to furniture made from rattan. Furniture made from rattan can be easily painted in different colors to match your home décor. Among the strongest of the different types of wicker, rattan is commonly used to make dining chairs, dining tables, sofas, divans and other furniture.
My first ergonomic chair had an interesting and promising design. I had two problems with it, though. The small issue was that the chair tilted me forward and I had to fight to keep the seat level -- I guess the base was too tall for me. But, the biggest issue was the smell. For the first two weeks I couldn't be in my office for more than two hours at a time because the smell would bother my sinuses so much. It surprised me the smell lasted so long, especially given that my office was in the yurt at the time, and the yurt has a good ventilation system (lovely way of saying the air exchange through and around the walls was active). Even after a week-long trip the smell overpowered me. Fortunately it didn't bother My Bigger Half's assistant, so he bought it from me for her to use (she got to graduate from one of my office chair experiments). So much for that ergonomic desk chair.
Wicker dining chairs made from cane is ideal for people who like the natural and unfinished look. Cane is also obtained from the rattan plant but from a different part. Cane is equally durable and strong as rattan. The natural glossy appearance of cane makes it quite difficult to varnish or paint it. Therefore, most of the furniture made from cane retains its natural looks.
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