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Boca Rattan Furniture

Our Boca Rattan features an indoor and outdoor line of furniture. Rattan is one of the oldest materials used to make furniture. Rattan is a vine, found in Southeast Asia. Typically rattan can grow up to 500 feet in length with a diameter up to 2 inches. When harvested, the vine is cut at the base, so that the vine can continue to grow and be harvest again. The rattan is then sorted by length and diameter. Every bit of the vine is used. Unlike bamboo, which is hollow, rattan is solid and thus can be joined together by screws and then bound by leather to strengthen the joints and to aesthetically camouflage it. To get the desired shape of the furniture, the rattan is soaked and steamed in water, so that the vine is flexible and can be moulded into the desired shape of the furniture.

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