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WickerCentral.com Buying Guide

Outdoor Wicker Furniture

Traditionally, outdoor wicker furniture was made using woven vines or stems of the rattan vine. However, most wicker patio furniture today is made from synthetic, non-pourous vinyls and resins, which are woven around aluminum frames. This synthetic wicker resists wear and tear from the sun and rain, while aluminum frames will not rust like steel and are stronger and lighter than traditional rattan frames.

Everything we sell at Wicker Central is outdoor wicker. This means that each piece is designed to stand up to the sun, rain, and elements without worry of fading, mold, or weakening. Each manufacturer is different, and we recommend reading each brand's information before ordering.


Wicker Buying Guide 1

Let's be honest - you can probably buy a cheaper patio set at a box store... with emphasis on the word "cheaper." We believe that you get what you pay for. That's why Wicker Central sells only the highest quality wicker furniture. Companies like Telescope Casual, NorthCape International, and WhiteCraft have been manufacturing high quality furniture for over 50 years. We know that weak, broken furniture reflects poorly on us and just makes you purchase new furniture next year. You can rest assured that everything we sell is intended to last. Warranty information is listed along with every product on our website.


Every item sold on Wicker Central.com is warehoused in North America. Smaller orders are sent UPS; larger orders require common carrier freight delivery. Lead times are typically dependent on cushions - some are warehoused and some are made-to-order. Most of our brands will ship within two weeks; others take a bit longer. Make sure to read the shipping information listed with each product to be aware of shipping estimates.

We pride ourselves on rapid shipping and customer service! If you are interested in quick shipping, contact our customer service and we'll be happy to see if we can fulfill your needs! Since we ship for free*, you receive your furniture at your home without having to pay or move it by yourself!


Wicker Buying Guide 2

If you are not sure specifically what you are looking for, take some time and browse through our collections. We pride ourselves on the wide variety of brands and collections we offer. Use the Shop by Style filter in the left-hand navigation to view our collections shorted by style, such as modern, traditional, or tropical. Just looking for one particular item, like a rocking chair? Use our Shop by Furniture Type filter in the left-hand navigation to narrow your results. We've taken extra time to ensure that our website is very easy to use.

You'll be hard-pressed to find another store online with as much readily available wicker furniture. Whether you value the beautiful styling of Zuo, the value-conscious collections of Tortuga Outdoor, or the quality of WhiteCraft, Telescope Casual, or NorthCape, we are confident that Wicker Central can help you create your perfect outdoor living space.

Each of our products is listed with best-selling wicker colors and fabric options. However, the limits of space prevent us from listing every single fabric option available for many of our collections. If you'd like a larger variety of fabric options, contact us at customer service and we'd be happy to work with you.

Some of our manufacturers also offer COM (customers own material) to create the cushions. If you have a fabric that you'd like used for your wicker furniture, contact us and we'd be happy to work with you.