At South Florida Donation Center, we accept all sorts of home goods and supplies, clothes, toys, jewelry, and more. If you are looking to donate any pre-owned wicker furniture, be sure that it is in good condition before scheduling a donation. This is a fun DIY project and not too difficult to accomplish, and will allow you to work towards a good cause. Be sure to repair your wicker furniture before donating it!
Learn how to repair wicker furniture
Wicker furniture can become brittle and damaged with age or overuse, this is especially true of outdoor furniture in Florida. Thankfully it’s easy to repair with certain materials which available at most craft stores. When the weaving on your wicker furniture is coming undone, the best thing to do before donating it is to repair it. Keep reading to find out how to repair your wicker item before donating it.
The first thing you will need to do is before you donate wicker furniture
You can contact South Florida Donation Center to schedule a donation pickup. We accept a selection of furniture as long as it is in good condition. Next, you will need to go to a craft store or look online for a wood glue kit, or a wicker repair kit. There are plenty of options and you can just pick the one that best suits the type of material it is made from.
Make small repairs to your wicker furniture
To donate a wicker piece with holes, we suggest that you examine it to see what needs to be repaired. Does it need to be completely redone, or are there just parts of it that need to be replaced? Examine the wicker for minor splits or edges of the wicker sticking out that can be easily corrected with glue. Apply the special wicker or wood glue to the ends of the damaged pieces using a small brush, then press the glued ends together. Hold the glue in place with some painter’s tape until the glue completely dries.
If your furniture needs to be totally re-wickered
Go to the store and purchase a rewickering kit. Be sure that the wicker is the right size for your furniture. Find an article or Youtube video that is easy to follow and get to work rewicker your items. If you do not already own these tools, then you will need to purchase or borrow a caning wedge, a hammer, a screwdriver, a utility knife, sandpaper, and proper glue. This will make rewickering your furniture much easier.
For simple restorations
To simply restore or maintain your wicker furniture’s glow, give the piece a good wash and then let it dry out in the sun or under a fan. Once dry, you can coat the item in linseed oil and let it sit. When it has sat for a few moments, wipe it down and remove any excess oil. Now it will look as good as new for someone else to use.