Are you on a small budget and need to get your furniture done in no time? Chances are that you cannot go wrong in a cane and bamboo option as it’s easy to use, light to carry and has almost zero maintenance. This naturally occurring weed is actually a type of grass. Flexibility and durability are its trademark. In the olden days, people used to have them painted, but now they are wiser and prefer just the varnish as a film to protect against the vagaries of nature. Here are some places where you can get cane furniture in Chennai.
Andaman Cane Furniture
# 32, 3rd Cross Street, Kasturba Nagar,
Adyar, Chennai- 600020.
Tel- 044- 24405974, 09444005974
Started by Nagarajan in 1994, this shop has more than 20 ready models of any type of cane furniture. The bamboo is mostly sourced from Assam for its roundedness, as well as Andaman Islands. They are open from 7.30 AM to 10 PM, on Mondays to Saturdays and occasionally on Sundays. Nagarajan has a workshop in Palavakkam, on the way to Puducherry / Pondicherry. He has cane and bamboo furniture that includes sofa sets, centre tables, cots and shelves. For decorative arm rests, and borders, they charge more as there is labor and material cost involved. They use Indonesia rattan to weave the works together. Their rocking chairs and swings too are popular. He has a design catalogue and has been given an order by Radisson GRT Hotel, to weave laundry baskets in waterproof cane. He has lots of samples and some of his works do go for export as buyers take them to countries like London, Canada (a cane Elephant show piece made it there) and in Singapore, where the swings are popular.
Maha Devan Cane Furniture
New # 12, Old # 7, Ashok Nagar Main Road,
Kodambakkam, Chennai- 600024.
Tel - 044- 65317221, 09282217221
Located opposite DavidTowers, this store was started in 1993 by Maha Devan. Open from
8.30 AM to 8.30 PM daily, they manufacture, sell and service
cane and bamboo furniture. They have no branches and use Assam cane and Taiwan rattan, which is similar to Indonesian ones and more refined. This is used for weaving cots, sofas and any item that one wants.
Hari Furniture & Bed Centre,
Old # 118, LB Road,
Thiruvanmiur, Chennai- 600041.
Tel- 044- 24615366, 09840253891
Located opposite the post office in Thiruvanmiyur, this shop is open from 9.30 AM to 8.30 PM daily. They have beds and mattresses apart from cane and bamboo furniture that includes sofa sets, centre tables, cots and shelves. They take up custom-make orders too.