The 5 Most Popular Questions Answered About Wicker Furniture

Posted on 05/24/2022 at 02:00 PM by Deonna Adams

How long has American Country Home Store Sold Wicker Furniture? 

Wicker furniture collection

Here at American Country Home Store, we like to think of ourselves as being a great resource when it comes to everything wicker furniture. We have been selling wicker furniture for 20 Years plus. Often we have customers who call in with excellent questions. We want to share with you the 5 most popular questions about wicker furniture.

As you read this article you may notice that your question is not answered please feel free to contact us on our website at or email us at We will try to answer any questions you might have or point you in the right direction. 

So let’s get started and answer our most popular question. What is wicker furniture? 

1. What is wicker furniture? 

An example of wicker material

The term wicker refers to the popular weaving technique that you see among wicker furniture. Wicker can come in all types of materials. Many people refer to wicker furniture as rattan furniture. Rattan is an appropriate name since the rattan plant is often a material used to make wicker furniture. 

Wicker furniture is available in ottomans, chaise lounges, patio sets, rocking chairs, and much more! 

2. How long does it last? 

As long as you maintain your wicker furniture it will last you for years. There are different materials that wicker can be made of. (We will discuss this a little late in the article). Be sure to choose the right wicker furniture for your space this will go a long way in making sure your wicker furniture lasts longer. 

When cleaning natural wicker, it is essential to make sure it is completely dry. This will prevent mold from growing. Also, avoid sitting on the piece until it's completely dry; sitting down while it's still wet can cause the seat to droop.

If you have outdoor wicker patio furniture, avoid keeping it in the sun for long periods. This can cause unraveling and cracking, which will impact its color. Use a shelter or place your furniture in a shaded area.

FYI: When you purchase wicker furniture from American Country you can have peace of mind. Down the road when it’s time to find replacement cushions or update your wicker fabric you can do that right on our website!

3. Is wicker furniture still popular? 

wicker chairs

Yes! Wicker furniture is still popular. You will find an incredible amount of wicker styles to choose from. Oftentimes, when people think of wicker rattan furniture they think of their grandmother’s sun porch decorated with classic white wicker furniture.

But, wicker can be so much more than that. If you tend to lean towards more of a modern decor style look for our Copenhagen Bishop Rattan Armchairs. The unique rounded lines of the Bishop Rattan Chair are handwoven and provide not only a strong visual statement but are designed with comfort in mind. They come with comfortable cushions which makes this chair perfect to be used in the living room or as a dining chair.

One other type of wicker furniture you may have forgotten about is our French Rattan Bistro Chairs by GlacSeat. You will see these chairs all over sidewalk cafés in France and NYC. They will make a great addition and add a touch of elegance to an outdoor living space or at a kitchen table. 

The French Rattan Bistro chair is a popular choice for restaurants and hotels since they are not only gorgeous but practical. Most of our bistro furniture is stackable which makes cleaning a commercial space easier.

4. How long does it take to ship? 

Over the past 2 years with the pandemic we have seen an interruption in the shipping process. Thankfully, the shipping times are starting to go back to normal. When purchasing most of your wicker furniture if it is in stock you can expect shipment in 8-12 weeks. 

5. Can all wicker be used outdoors?

Outdoor wicker furniture

No. All-weather wicker can be used outdoors. American Country’s Outdoor wicker furniture features a woven resin on a rustproof aluminum frame. The seats have a synthetic strapping and a second inner frame, making them extremely comfortable and durable for years and years of outdoor use.

On our site, you will also find what is considered Porch Wicker. Porch wicker is made of natural materials. Occasional weather is fine, as long as the furniture is not directly exposed to the sun and rain. The Wicker will still naturally weather outdoors, including frame colors, and binding. This is a normal outcome of using natural furniture in outdoor environments.

Our Indoor Wicker collections are made of a mix of natural materials, including bamboo, rattan pole, core and peel, water hyacinth, abaca, and wood. The beauty of these materials enhances every interior environment.

Wicker Furniture has become a popular choice for furnishing many homes. We feature indoor wicker furniture or outdoor wicker furniture. Whether you're looking for a wicker chair, table, sofa, or an entire wicker set - American Country Home Store has you covered!

Would you like to know about American Country Home Store Wicker Brands?

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