Our Top 5 Recommended Baskets

Our Top 5 Recommended Baskets

Here are our 5 recommended baskets, we pride ourselves in giving you the best basket in the UK with over 200 styles and several materials. We have handpicked these 5 based on high quality and last months best sellers.

This Grey Rattan Round Log Basket with Square Base has a chunky double weave design, with a single weave band around the top and integral handles. The square base makes the basket much more sturdy and stable. Need somewhere to store toys when the children have gone to bed, any one of our Grey Rattan baskets would be good for that. The muted colours of this basket are very contemporary and would look lovely in any home. We have a large range of Grey Rattan baskets that can be mixed and matched to suit your storage needs. Being a strong durable product, rattan can be used outside, line with plastic for a very nice looking planter, or bring the outside in, and place in the conservatory. Rattan is considered to be one of the strongest woods available, since its grain grows vertically instead of forming the concentric rings of most other hardwoods. The straight wood is usually steamed and then bent into the desired shape through the use of specialized shapers. Once dried, it will retain its shape and strength forever. Rattan comes from a vine like palm grown under license in the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam. The Grey colour is achieved by dipping the rattan in a specific liquid, which soaks into the rattan giving the varied shading, which makes their colouring interesting. Dimensions: Top: Diameter 550mm Base: 330mm square Height: 460mmGrey Rattan Round Log Basket with Square Base

This Grey Rattan Round Log Basket with Square Base has a chunky double weave design, with a single weave band around the top and integral handles. The square base makes the basket much more sturdy and stable… read more.

 

Double lidded Craft Picnic Basket exclusive to Choice Baskets and made from Full Buff Willow with a removable cotton lining. The lids are hinged together in the middle with beige faux leather. There is no bar across the middle of the basket, so the lids can be lifted quite a long way, giving better access to whats inside. Also available with a washed finish. Great for use as a Baby Basket, Craft Basket or Picnic Basket. Willow baskets are very versatile. These are much hardier and can be used outside as they will survive in all weathers. Usually a stronger weave, they are very sturdy and solid. Grown in fields and by river banks as willow, the branches are stripped of their outer layer and usually treated before weaving. The end product is well suited to carrying weight although the baskets themselves are lightweight. Buff Willow is cropped mainly in November, but sometimes not until December. It is the most popular and is obtained by boiling the willows to release the natural colourant tannin from the bark into the wood. The bark is then stripped from the willow revealing the characteristic golden colour. Dimensions: L430xW320xH270mm exc handle (460mm inc handle)Craft Picnic Basket – Buff Finish

Double lidded Craft Picnic Basket exclusive to us and made from Full Buff Willow with a removable cotton lining. The lids are hinged together in the middle with beige faux leather… read more.

 

Dimensions: Top 590x480mm Base 360x240mm Height 345/425mm inc handles Description: Very pretty and versatile Fine Rattan Washing Laundry Basket. The rattan is woven in a double weave design. The basket is nice and large and has external carrying handles. This basket also has a matching Log basket. Both baskets could be used for toy baskets. Rattans are climbing palms that are extensively used for making baskets and furniture. Unlike bamboo, which is hollow, rattan is a solid timber vine that grows in the jungles. Rattan grows in a long slender stem, which maintains an almost uniform diameter throughout its length. The shade in the forests is very dense and climbing on tree limbs is the most practical way for the rattan vines to reach the light above the forest canopy. The outer portion of the stem is extremely hard and durable, while the inner portion of the stem is softer and somewhat porous. There is no harvesting season for rattan, it grows year round. Harvesting can be difficult due to the landscape and inaccessibility of the jungle. The diameter and length of the rattan according to the specie of rattan can be as long as 15 – 30 meters, however they are cut into shorter lengths and tied into bundles to make the journey from community jungle to processing area. Located in the tropical climate and best landscape with rich forest and soil, Cambodia allows rattan grow so well especially at the mountainous areas at the South West and North West of Cambodia. There are about 21 species have been identified, where 6 – 10 species of rattan are commercially used for handicraft and furniture. Rattan, in Cambodia is regarded as a non-timber forest product which makes a crucial contribution to local livelihoods, and rattan canes are vitally important to farmers as they provide extra income in addition to normal agricultural activities. It is considerably crucial to rural livelihood development and national economy through in-country processingFine Rattan Washing Laundry Basket

Very pretty and versatile Fine Rattan Washing Laundry Basket. The rattan is woven in a double weave design. The basket is nice and large and has external carrying handles. This basket also has a matching Log basket. Both baskets could be used for toy baskets… read more.

 

Brand new 6 section seagrass cutlery basket, exclusive to Choice Baskets. The seagrass is woven around a metal frame, and the six sections are ideal for cutlery, sauces/oils or even for make up and pens. This basket has a strong static handle, made of metal with the seagrass woven around it. We also stock a 4 section version of this basket. Could also be used for storing remote controls or mobiles. Having a barbeque or eating on the patio, this basket is ideal for moving cutlery and condiments from inside to out, and back in again if the weather changes. We filled the sections with bottles of herbs and spices for a pretty and practical gift. If you lined the sections with plastic, you could use this basket for a small planter – herb garden on your window ledge. Seagrass has an almost string like appearance and is woven onto a wire frame which means it is usually pretty strong and well suited for stacking and storage. The green shades of the weave is distinctive. It is not a good idea to get seagrass wet, so these baskets are recommended for indoor use only. Dimensions: L210 x W160 x H110mm, 260mm inc handle6 Section Seagrass Cutlery Basket

Brand new 6 section seagrass cutlery basket, exclusive to Choice Baskets. The seagrass is woven around a metal frame, and the six sections are ideal for cutlery, sauces/oils or even for make up and pens… read more.

 

Top: L450 x W390mm Base: L360 x W280mm Height: H180mm Description: Beautiful buff willow swing handled wicker basket with a washed finish. The basket has swing handles for easy access and removable natural cotton lining. Perfect for a baby basket, craft basket or picnic basket. Also available in a smaller basket and in an Antique wash finish. Willow baskets are very versatile. These are much hardier and can be used outside as they will survive in all weathers. Usually a stronger weave, they are very sturdy and solid. Grown in fields and by river banks as willow, the branches are stripped of their outer layer and usually treated before weaving. The end product is well suited to carrying weight although the baskets themselves are lightweight. Buff Willow is cropped mainly in November, but sometimes not until December. It is the most popular and is obtained by boiling the willows to release the natural colourant tannin from the bark into the wood. The bark is then stripped from the willow revealing the characteristic golden colour. The washed finish is created by dipping the basket in a weak paint solution and leaving it to dry.Open Swing Handled Wicker Basket

Beautiful buff willow swing handled wicker basket with a washed finish. The basket has swing handles for easy access and removable natural cotton lining. Perfect for a baby basket, craft basket or picnic basket… read more.

 

Thanks for reading our top 5 recommended baskets, we would love to know which is your favourite? Comment below.

 

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