Just had this question from a customer enquiring about our Macassar Rattan Garden Corner suite so I thought I would share the answer on the blog just in case anyone else wanted to know.  First up we need to understand that the whole suite is made from aluminium.  By that I mean the frame of the sofa is aluminum.  The all weather rattan is then hand woven around this frame to create the finished product.  As you can see from the photo the feet on the sofas are aluminum with a plastic stopper underneath.  This aluminum part is left uncoated so that it is a shiny silver colour.  This is purely a design feature and gives the furniture that modern look.  The plastic stoppers are there to stop any scratching when the furniture is in use.  The rest of the aluminum frame is powder coated to give extra protection against the elements. Most of our furniture is manufactured in the same way as described above but if you want to know the specifics of any of our range of rattan garden furniture just give us a shout and we will be more than happy to help.