That fake wicker all weather garden furniture stuff...

(36 Posts)
Rocketfox Sat 03-Mar-12 22:36:14

Any one got any? And is it any good? I imagine it is all sticky and sweaty of the back of one's legs, or no? And any practical tips on what style is most sensible with kids/dogs/grannies etc

Rhubarbgarden Sun 04-Mar-12 13:09:55

My brother has it. It certainly does seem to be very practical. He's got cushions on it so don't know how sticky it would get if you sat on it as it is.

betterwhenthesunshines Sun 04-Mar-12 17:43:01

We have some with cushions. Got it last summer online and searched around as I wasn't prepared to pay the exhorbitant prices of some of them.

I don't think it would be sweaty as you would have airflow. But you might get rather lovely dimple marks pressed into your legs.

If the dogs are prone to chewing it's not going to look great. Not sure about grannies confused

Rocketfox Sun 04-Mar-12 19:21:56

The grannies don't chew furniture so much but they do get a bit stuck in a low slung back-tipping type seat.

Rocketfox Sun 04-Mar-12 19:23:03

betterwhenthesunshines - where did you find the non-rip-off stuff? It does all seem rather pricey

betterwhenthesunshines Mon 05-Mar-12 09:32:32

I knew you were going to ask that! I can't remember but we got a (smallish) 2 seat sofa + 2 armchairs inc cushions + oblong coffee type table with glass top for about £650? Lots I looked at were about £1500+ shock

If I search through my filing I might find an order, but I can't find anything in my emails, sorry.

kbaby Mon 05-Mar-12 22:43:56

We have one. It was half price in Argos a few years back

www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/6523835/Trail/searchtext%3ERATTAN+EFFECT+GARDEN+FURNITURE.htm

I sit on it occasionally if I can't be arsed to get the cushions out and it is comfy enough.. My mil had a dinning table set and it is much comfiest than a wooden patio set. Ours with the cushions on is fab and lovely in the sun to sit on. I did get sweaty sun cream marks on the cushion though which I've had to wash off.
If I was buying one again I would buy one with less cushions as by the time you get them all out of the garage and on its raining! But I would definetly buy anothe rattan set.

kbaby Mon 05-Mar-12 22:44:35

Excuse the spelling.

annalouiseh Mon 05-Mar-12 23:08:35

Kbaby there nice, love the shape.
we looked at some last year but due to our great summers (2days)
we decided against it.

((http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Outdoor-Garden-Patio-Conservatory-rattan-Furniture-HI-QUALITY-4pcs-SET-SALE-/280838195345?pt=UK_Home_Garden_GardenFurnitureR2_SM&hash=item416342c891))
these are rather cost effective

IvanaHumpalot Fri 09-Mar-12 10:54:05

I bought a set about 4 yrs ago from M&S - 'sofa' and 2 chairs with seat and back cushions. Lives out in the garden all weathers. Come spring I just put the pressure washer on it and it looks like new. It was quite pricey but is maintainence free, comfy and looks smart. No more rubbing down and oiling/painting.

hobnob Sat 10-Mar-12 10:45:11

I bought the sofa in this:

http://www.thefurniturecompany247.co.uk/Rattan-Garden-Sofa-Sets/Tresco-Brown-synthetic-rattan-Sofa-Set.aspx

I have it indoors in our 'conservatory-feel' kitchen/dining room so haven't tried it outside yet. But I'm delighted with it. I don't think it's too pricey - plus you can buy the bits separately. I'd been looking for a small sofa for the space for ages then found myself sitting on the perfect thing in a conservatory cafe and asked the owner where she got it.

princessbabycola Sat 10-Mar-12 20:52:36

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There is a group on deal running at the moment. Sofa, chairs and table for a couple of hundred

WynkenBlynkenandNod Sun 11-Mar-12 14:18:33

I got a couple of chairs from B&Q last year in the sale, something like £65 for the two . Wasn't expecting much but they are really comfortable and I wish I'd got more.

WynkenBlynkenandNod Sun 11-Mar-12 14:22:35

Forgot to say dog hasn't eaten it yet....

We have some - polyrattan barcelona ellister cube set - comes with cream cushions (£475 all in from Greenfingers - bought online). Great value - pretty comfy to sit on. They say the cushions are weather proof but found they go abit mouldy if left out in rain and dont fully dry so we take them in. Got a cube cover for the set from EBAY I think...

MOSagain Sun 11-Mar-12 16:38:25

LOL, was just looking at rattan furniture on ebay and next. Bloody expensive. So annoying as we 'won' some on ebay last year and then ended up cancelling the order as the seller (furniture shop) arsed us around and failed to deliver in the promised 7 days. After over a month we'd had enough but it is now so much more expensive sad

<waves at dinky>

noddyholder Sun 11-Mar-12 17:29:12

I have a set. I bought it to spruce up the garden in teh last house we had and now we are in rented it has been out in the garden all winter and still looks pristine!

Rocketfox Mon 12-Mar-12 20:01:58

Am sold. Will begin my purchasing research... (cue 6 months of faffing before buying jut as summer ends). Thanks all!

katie1976pink Tue 30-Oct-12 12:35:37

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ISeeSmallPeople Wed 31-Oct-12 21:49:42

I had some from an eBay shop last year. £400 for chunky square 2 seater, table, & 2 armchairs, with washable cushions. It's fantastic. Just need some sun now.

Princesspond Wed 31-Oct-12 22:21:54

We bought some this 'summer' again got a great price on eBay, prices vary depending on the style.. The modern, square more box-like ones cost more than the type with a softer shape iyswim. Am happy with it, all the cushions (seat and back) are a bit of hassle to get in and out but the one thing I would say is because we've got dark brown it gets really hot if it's in full sun, seriously the arms (which are quite wide) get too hot to touch. Just worth noting.

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jessdm26 Thu 06-Jun-13 11:06:25

Seems the prices vary so much. Have been looking for a dining set and a rattan sofa for myself. Have been to Homebase, but to be honest it all looks a bit cheap and won't last long. I personally wouldn't mind paying a bit more if it means it will last longer. I'm a bit dubious about B&Q and Argos as we have had stuff from both in the past and it just doesn't last. Have looked at the www.thefurniturecompany247.co.uk/Rattan-Garden-Sofa-Sets/Tresco-Brown-synthetic-rattan-Sofa-Set.aspx and looks lovely quality for not much difference in price. There's also some rattan furniture sets on Amazon and ebay but not sure about spending so much without being able to actually see it first.

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