SUN VALLEY RATTAN started as a small family business some 50 years
ago to cater to the ever increasing demand of Rattan furniture from
the Philippines. The factory, managed by Brinell Marketing World
(BMW), under the umbrella of Brinell Corporation, a Canadian
Company, has undergone many changes and improvements since then.
Our products are exported to our many Retail Dealers throughout the
world that have become accustomed to our exceptional quality,
innovative designs and prompt delivery.
In today s constantly evolving Rattan Furniture Designs and
Manufacturing techniques, SUN VALLEY RATTAN offers a focused yet
flexible and fundamental approach to Rattan Manufacturing.
Drawing on the wealth of skills and experience, brought by our
expert craftsmen, from our designers, weavers, frame-makers and
painters, handlers and packers, including our rattan harvesters,
SUN VALLEY RATTAN creates an effective combination of people to
meet our objective, from the tropical forest to the cargo
containers, to give each customer the best possible Rattan set that
will be enjoyed for generations.
We constantly upgrade the skills of our employees to meet the
challenges of today s competitive business world.
Complimenting an impressive range of skills and experience, our
fully trained craftsmen, staff and consultants offer an unraveling
insight into the design, manufacturing and maintenance of Rattan
We appreciate the importance of each and every one of our customers
and our commitment is to gain a full understanding of their needs
and expectations, and strive to fulfill all the requirements as
swiftly as possible. TOTAL QUALITY MANUFACTURING (TQM)Procedures
SPECIFICATIONS FOR RATTAN AND WICKER FURNITURE
We use the following specification to determine and evaluate our
furniture. This standard is used throughout the rattan furniture
industry and has proven to be very effective.
1.1 This standard specifies requirements for rattan and wicker
2.1 For the purpose of this standard, the following definitions
(a) Rattan Poles . A common term that applies to the various
species of tropical climbing palms composing the genera Calamus and
Daemonorops of the family Palmae.
(b) Rattan Round Core . Sometimes called wicker , refers to
round-shaped material, with size ranging from 2 to 10 mm in
diameter, processed from the core of the rattan pole, usually used
(c) Rattan Flat Core . Refers to the flat-shaped material, with
size ranging from 2 to 10 mm in width, processed from the core of a
pole and used for weaving and binding.
(d) Rattan Peel . Also rattan split . refers to flat-shaped
material, stripped from the skin of a rattan pole, with size
ranging from 2 to 10 mm or wider in width, usually for weaving and
(e) Check . A separation of fibres along the pole forming a crack
or fissure in the rattan, not extending through the piece from one
surface to the other.
(f) Shake . A separation of the fibres along the pole, caused by
stress developed in the gathering and cutting, or due to improper
(g) Break . A separation of the fibres, which extends through a
piece from one surface to the other usually perpendicular or at
right angle to the directions of the grains.
(h) Blemishes . Dark spots or discolorations in rattan poles caused
by staining fungi or mineral stains.
3. Material requirements
3.1 Rattan Poles.
The rattan used in the construction of furniture shall be the
palasan or similar variety and shall be of good grade poles:
mature, clean, scraped, thoroughly seasoned.
(a) Rattan poles used for local and export market shall be treated
against fungi and insect infestations, and thus free from mineral
and fungal blemishes, scar, bruise and specially pinholes.
(b) All poles are to be treated with pentachlorophenol or saline
solution to safeguard against insect-borers.
(c) Checks, Shakes and Breaks. Checks and shakes shall be permitted
provided that they do not exist in close proximity to holes and
grooves as to affect the strength. Breaks, however, shall not be
3.2 Rattan Core and Peel.
The rattan core and peel used for weaving and binding furniture
shall be of good quality processed from grade rattan poles
preferably of the sika variety. Rattan core or peel used shall be
of uniform diameter or width respectively.
All wood materials used or incorporated into rattan furniture such
as seat frames, doors, cabinet, etc. shall conform to PS
Specification for Wooden Furniture, Section 3.
4.1 All furniture complying with this standard shall be of good
workmanship and all components including those not specifically
referred to in this standard such as materials used in constructing
the metal and wooden parts, springs, cushions, upholstery shall be