DIY Idea: 8 Economical Rattan Projects
Phase Two of the now raging Rattan Revival: crafty sorts the world over are making use of readymade rolls of woven cane, Ikea furniture, and other basics to create their own take on the trend. Here are eight standout projects, all easy enough to tackle yourself (or to get a handy someone to make for you).
N.B.: Cane is a part of the fast-growing rattan plant; we use the two terms here interchangeably.
As a frame, Caroline used Ikea’s Ivar Side Unit—a support for pine shelving that comes in several sizes starting at $10. She finished it with pre-woven cane that she cut to size, soaked in water to make it malleable, and stapled on. For cane sources, see Frank’s Cane and Rush Supply, The Caning Shoppe, Van Dyke’s, Joanne, and Michael’s, among others. Photograph courtesy of September Edit.