How to Care for Cane Webbing

Cane Webbing has made a huge comeback in recent years (like all GREAT trends) And let me tell you, I am here for it.

Cane can last for a really long time, with some pieces being found in tact after hundreds of years. Most notably, some beautifully preserved in ancient Egyptian tombs but also many pieces from the 17th century, & the Victorian era.

There are a few things that should be done to keep your cane furniture looking shiny, supple, & taught. These care tips are easy enough to follow and they will protect your furniture, helping it last for years to come.



What is Cane Made Of?

Cane webbing is made from the outer skin of the rattan vine which is part of palm family and has really long thin stems.

Once processed, it can be hand woven or woven with a machine similar to a loom.

Where Does Cane Come From?

Like all good trends, cane webbing furniture is making a comeback in the interior design scene, and we love to see it.

The use of cane webbing dates all the way back to ancient Egypt and likely originated from South East Asia, but was quickly popularized all around the world.

How to Care for Cane?

Cane webbing is a light buttery tan when its fresh, but it’s really important to note that over time cane does darken.

People also say you can use mineral oil, or murphy’s oil soap that has been diluted in water.

Keep Cane out of direct sunlight and keep it moisturized by occasionally applying linseed oil very lightly on your furniture.

After you apply the oil, gently wipe it with a clean lint free towel and wait a few hours for it to fully dry before sitting on or placing anything on the furniture piece.

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