Rae Lewis. Furniture. December 17th , 2017.
Different Materials For Outdoor Furniture: Whichever approach one takes to the modern-day landscaping and outdoor decoration market, there is no denying that rattan garden furniture is the most popular type of outdoor furniture, and one of the most popular types of landscaping items in general. With their versatile nature, weather resistance, sturdy build and low maintenance requirements, items made from both natural and synthetic rattan have taken over the landscaping market to such an extent that many home-owners never even consider the possibility that there may be other, different materials for outdoor furniture.
No special skills are required to repair general damage or wear to these kinds of antique furniture pieces, but the work requires extreme care and patience in tracking down suitable replacement materials.
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The same hot iron and gluing method is used in repairing marquetry. Lay a piece of paper over the missing section and rub with a soft pencil to get an outline of the area. Cut the paper to the pattern and stick it to the replacement piece of wood. Cut the wood slightly larger than the pattern and rub down with glass-paper until the exact fit can be obtained. Stick it into place with cold wood glue. On many antique furniture pieces the marquetry tends to lift through age and using the warm iron technique will heat the glue and the raised piece can be gently pressed down back into position. If dust has been trapped under the lifted section, it should be removed, cleaned and re-stuck into position.
Even still, it is clear that there are a number of different materials for outdoor furniture at home-owners’ disposal, beyond synthetic rattan; and while none of them looks set to topple the hegemony rattan garden furniture has over the outdoor market, they nonetheless constitute valid alternatives for home-owners looking for something different.
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