The Ultimate Wicker Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Wicker has been evolving since the time of the Egyptian pyramids. Modern day wicker is manufactured from natural and synthetic materials. You may be surprised at the modern use of wicker for eco-friendly coffins. Take this quiz to see how wicker has changed.

When was wicker launched as a widescale industry in the US?

Cyrus Wakefield launched a widescale wicker business during the 1840s.

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What type of rocking chair did President John F. Kennedy have while in the White House?

During his time in the White House, JFK had a cherished wicker rocking chair.

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From 1865 to 1880, where was most of the wicker furniture used?

Most of the furniture was used indoors, but wicker was slowly being taken outside the house.

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What baby item was manufactured in wicker?

During the mid to late 1800s,wicker baby carriages were a specialty item.

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What is wicker?

Wicker is any piece of woven furniture.

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What is the most common material used in wicker?

Reeds are one of the most common materials used. Reeds must be soaked in warm water before bending.

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Why are wicker chairs more comfortable than wood?

Wicker has give, so you feel as though you are settling into the seat.

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How can you match wicker to your décor?

Wicker may be color matched to any décor.

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How do you clean natural wicker?

Dust first and then clean with Murphy Oil Soap diluted with water.

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Wicker made of resin or vinyl goes by what name?

Synthetic or man-made wicker is made from resin or vinyl.

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What is an advantage of synthetic wicker?

Synthetic or man-made wicker is manufactured to withstand the elements and may be used as outdoor furniture.

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How can you make man-made wicker more comfortable and warmer?

Seat cushions are made especially for outdoor use.

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What makes fabric suitable for outdoor use?

Outdoor fabric should may be water-resistant, fade-resistant and easy to clean.

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How do you clean synthetic wicker?

For regular cleaning just hose off with water. If the wicker has lots of grime, mild soap and water may be needed.

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What style of wicker is most popular now?

Transitional style wicker is the current trend.

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When purchasing antique wicker, how can you date an item?

Certain companies manufactured wicker during specific years so check for manufacturing labels.

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What is rattan?

Rattan is the stem or trunk of a climbing palm. The inner bark of rattan is reed.

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How is natural wicker made to be covered-porch friendly?

Some companies are offering special coatings to make natural wicker more resistant to moisture and weather.

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How can you take wicker "with you"?

Natural wicker is now used for coffins. Natural wicker is an eco-friendly way to go.

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What are eco-friendly burial containers made from?

Woven willow, sea grass or bamboo are all being used to build coffins.

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