Furniture Decoration with Wicker

A course by Jucá Mobília
Brand Specialized in Furniture Design. São Paulo, Brazil.
Joined April 2020
, Brand Specialized in Furniture Design

Learn to use wicker to create original decorative pieces combining wood and plant fibers

  • Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 88% positive reviews (8)
  • 545 students

Learn to use wicker to create original decorative pieces combining wood and plant fibers

Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 88% positive reviews (8)
  • 545 students
  • 16 lessons (1h 43m)
  • 30 additional resources (8 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Creating decorative objects using wood and wicker is one of the specialties of Jucá Mobília, a brand dedicated to furniture design with a story to tell. Join Carmen Mendonça and Milena Chuba and discover how to make a characterful piece with your own two hands.

In this online course, learn all the steps for applying wicker designs to decorative objects and furniture. Explore the versatility of these two traditional materials to create exclusive, timeless pieces following the guidance of your teachers.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Preparation and materials
  • U3
    U3. Project execution
  • U4
    U4. Final tips
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start by hearing the story and philosophy behind the furniture design brand Jucá Mobília. Discover Carmen Mendonça and Milena Chuba's main influences and sources of inspiration.

Next, explore the artistic possibilities and uses of wicker and wood as your teachers show you how to choose the best combination of materials for your project. Then put together a mood board and get to work on your first sketches.

After measuring and marking the wood for cutting, it's time to start assembling your piece! Learn to use an angle grinder to make grooves and cuts for inserting the wicker. Sand and varnish the wood before adding the wicker components.

Carmen and Milena bring the course to a close with a series of tips for care and maintenance to help keep your creations looking newer for longer. They also touch on how to solve any unforeseen issues during assembly, along with some other applications for wicker as well as textiles.

What is this course's project?

Make a decorative object or piece of furniture combining woodwork and wicker techniques.

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who loves creating with their hands and wants to learn to apply wicker designs to different objects.

Requirements and materials

No previous furniture-decoration experience is necessary for this course.

You do need a few things like wood (plywood or MDF), wicker, and carpentry tools as well as safety materials.


545 Students
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Jucá Mobília

A course by Jucá Mobília

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Brand Specialized in Furniture Design

Furniture design brand Jucá Mobília was born when architects Carmen Mendonça and Milena Chuba joined forces to begin a new journey together, venturing into the world of carpentry and furniture design with a more relatable approach. Passionate about manual work, the duo creates furnishings that tell stories using timeless materials and techniques.

Their pieces have been part of various national and international events including Milan Design Week, Mercado Arte Design, and Feira Paralela, to name just a few.


  • U1


    • About Us
    • Our biggest influences
  • U2

    Preparation and materials

    • Straw: history and composition
    • Composition: combining straw and wood
    • Materials, tools and accessories
    • Mood board and sketch
    • Dimensions and proportions
    • Workspace safety and preparation tips
  • U3

    Project execution

    • Marks
    • Assembly
    • Milling
    • Finish: sandpaper and oil
    • Straw application
    • Finishing with rattan ribbon
  • U4

    Final tips

    • Small design variations
    • Maintenance and conservation
  • FP

    Final project

    • Furniture Decoration with Wicker

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Furniture Decoration with Wicker. Craft course by Jucá Mobília

Furniture Decoration with Wicker

A course by Jucá Mobília
Brand Specialized in Furniture Design. São Paulo, Brazil.
Joined April 2020
  • 88% positive reviews (8)
  • 545 students