Intro to Resin Wicker

Intro. to
Resin Wicker

Posted by Fortunoff Backyard Store

Handwoven. Durable. Resin Wicker.

Resin wicker is an increasingly popular material choice for outdoor furniture due to its exceptional durability and style variety, but what is resin wicker? In this blog, we demystify our best-selling material by answering commonly asked questions, explaining what resin wicker is and how wicker patio furniture is made.

What is Resin Wicker?

Resin wicker is a synthetic material designed to mimic the appearance of natural wicker, a traditional weaving technique using plant fibers. Crafted from high-quality polyethylene, resin wicker possesses an authentic texture and visual appeal, making it indistinguishable from its natural counterpart. This material flawlessly captures the charm of classic wicker while offering improved weather resistance and longevity.

Is Resin Wicker Recyclable?

Yes, our resin wicker outdoor products and patio furniture are recyclable. Because we opted for a long-lasting synthetic material over natural wicker and rattan, our resin wicker outdoor furniture pieces withstand the elements better and can be reused.

How is Resin Wicker Outdoor Furniture Made?

Manufacturing processes ensure our products are consistent. Below, we take you step-by-step through how we make our resin wicker products:

Step 1: Gathering Materials

The primary material needed is a high-quality synthetic resin made from polyethylene or polypropylene. These resins are known for their durability, weather resistance, and ability to mimic the look and feel of natural wicker.

Step 2: Resin Extrusion

The first step in creating resin wicker involves extruding the synthetic resin into long, thin strands. This process is carried out by heating the resin pellets and passing them through a series of dies, which shape the resin into the desired form. The extruded strands are then cooled and solidified to maintain their shape.

Featuring Aspen Outdoor Club Chair

Step 3: Weaving the Frame

Next, we create a sturdy frame. The frame structurally supports the resin wicker. Our highest quality resin wicker outdoor furniture items have an aluminum frame since it's lightweight and rust resistant, but in some cases, we use steel. However, we note the frame material in the item description. Skilled artisans then weld the frame together, ensuring its strength and stability.

Step 4: Weaving the Resin

With the frame prepared, the resin strands are meticulously woven onto the frame, mimicking the intricate patterns of traditional wicker. Skilled artisans employ a variety of weaving techniques, such as over-under weaving or basket weaving, to create a visually appealing and durable surface.

Step 5: Finishing Touches

Resin wicker is fully woven onto the frame to enhance its longevity and aesthetic appeal.A protective UV-resistant coating is applied to the surface to prevent color fading and damage caused by prolonged exposure to sunlight. This coating also helps the resin wicker withstand various weather conditions, including rain and extreme temperatures.

Step 6: Quality Checks and Packaging

Before the resin wicker furniture is deemed ready for sale, it undergoes thorough quality checks. These checks ensure each piece meets Chair King Backyard Store's strict standards for strength, durability, and overall craftsmanship. Once the quality control process is complete, our manufacturers package the furniture to protect it during transportation and deliver it to our showrooms.

Featuring Hampton Outdoor Ottoman


Wicker furniture is the oldest furniture making method known to history, dating as far back as 5,000 years ago.

Resin Wicker: The Versatile Material

There is still plenty more to learn about our resin wicker outdoor furniture, so subscribe to our email list to keep up-to-date on part two of our resin wicker series. The next post will cover resin wicker styles and how to maintain the material.

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