Desser Paris conservatory suite
Angela Slater
Daughter of a farmer and market gardener so have always had a connection with the outdoors, whether it was keeping animals or producing fruit, vegetables and cut flowers. Along with my work at Hayes Garden World I also have a smallholding, mainly breeding rare breed pigs. I gained an HND and BSc in Conservation and Environmental Land Management, as a result I am an ardent environmentalist and have a keen interest in environmentally friendly gardening. In my time at Hayes I worked for several years in the Outdoor Plant and Houseplant areas

How To Repair The Broken Strands Of Natural Rattan Or Cane On Conservatory Furniture

Loose strands of natural rattan and cane can easily be repaired

Desser Paris conservatory suite (pictured above)

Natural rattan or cane conservatory furniture can quite easily become damaged resulting in broken or split weave; you really need to repair the damage before the strands start to work loose.

Loose strands of rattan or cane can just be glued back into place with Superglue.

If there are pieces of weave missing, replace with new material, usually available from a craft outlet.

  • Cut the old strands out back to good cane.
  • Measure a generous length to fill the gap and soak in water for 30 – 45 minutes to soften; this makes it easier to weave.
  • Dry off any excess water and weave through the damaged section of furniture. Pull through with a fine-nosed pair of pliers.
  • Glue the ends into place.


How to: How To Repair The Broken Strands Of Natural Rattan Or Cane On Conservatory Furniture

This guide will explain how easy it is to replace the natural cane weave on your indoor conservatory furniture.

How to prepare the old damaged cane in your furniture

Cut out the sections of damaged cane to where it is in good condition.

How to prepare the new cane

Natural cane can be obtained from craft shops or off the internet. Cut a length of cane more than long enough to repair the damaged section and soak in water for 30 - 35 minutes until it is pliable. Dry off before weaving.

How to repair the damaged section

Weave in the new pieces of cane, if necessary pull through with fine nosed pliers. Make sure both ends of cane are tucked underneath the old cane and secure with a dab of superglue.