Besides being made for various rattan handicrafts or for making rattan furniture for the interior and exterior of the house, it turns out that rattan can also be made as a basic material for making house walls. Not only as a complementary material, but also used as the main material for the walls of houses made of rattan.
Many do not know that rattan can be used as the main material for making house walls. Even if you know, maybe you only know that rattan can be used as a room divider, or in the form of a small partition. In fact, in European or American countries, there are many who already know and know that rattan can be used as the main material for making house walls, even though they are not a country that produces rattan and its processed products.
Meanwhile in Indonesia, it is still strange to hear that there are houses made of rattan walls, even though it is known that Indonesia is one of the main rattan producers in the world. Maybe only a small portion knows, especially those working in the world of interior and exterior design services, but in general, buildings made of rattan walls are not very well known here.
Advantages of Rattan Wall Houses
Talking about the advantages possessed, rattan wall houses have many advantages that can be obtained, not inferior to houses with walls made of bricks or other materials. These advantages include:
1. The beauty of the appearance of the rattan woven pattern. The beauty of the walls of a rattan house is that the design can be made as creative as possible, various motifs and patterns can be applied, beautiful woven shapes and the original color of the rattan gives a natural and natural impression on the overall appearance of the house.
2. Its quality and strength are not inferior to other materials such as bricks. Even though it is made of woven rattan, the strength it produces as a house wall is reliable, strong and durable, so you don’t have to worry about it becoming porous or something like that.
3. Rattan has a high bending power so that it influences strength as a basic material for making house walls. When compared to other natural materials such as bamboo, for example, rattan has a stronger and longer lasting resistance, including the age of use and the level of porousness.
Types of Use of Rattan Materials for Home Walls
In general, the use of rattan materials there are several ways and techniques for using them, that is, you can use the whole rattan material for the wall, or you can just use the outer skin. There is also the manufacture of rattan walls using rods arranged only vertically, horizontally, or a combination of both.
1. Whole Stem
The process of making rattan walls with woven using whole stems. For this type of model, a smaller stem is chosen to facilitate weaving. The advantage of this model is that it can appear two faces at once and has a stronger wall resistance. However, for this model, the motifs that can be made are more limited and the manufacturing costs are higher.
2. Using the skin only
The appearance that can be made with this model is more and the resulting varied designs are more attractive, and the costs that must be spent are cheaper. However, the appearance is only one face and the level of resistance is lower when compared to using a whole stem
3. Straight without matting
The use of rattan walls directly without the need to be woven produces good quality and durability, has a longer lasting durability. This is because it uses whole rattan and is larger in size. The resulting design forms are also varied and can appear in two faces, the front and the back. Even though the costs incurred are more expensive, the manufacture can be faster and easier, it doesn’t take a long time.
The use of rattan as the wall of a house certainly requires special treatment and handling, in order to get good and satisfying results in the end. Treatment of rattan house walls also needs attention so that its use becomes more durable and long lasting. One of the treatments is to use a cloth dipped in hot water and then wipe it on the rattan, so that the level of flexibility and firmness is maintained.tags: rattan wall