Round Rustic Willow Log Basket
Diameter 55 cm x Height 58 cm
Barrel shaped round rustic willow log basket, with stripes of buff, double steamed and green willow. This basket has rope handles attached to the sides. The fabric lining is stitched inside the top of the basket, perfect to stop bits of wood falling through the willow weave. A nice big basket that will hold plenty of logs for those cold winter evenings. Instead of carrying the basket to the log store for filling, leave it in its place and carry the logs in a bag or box to the basket. Saves on the lifting and the weight!
Our range of Log Baskets is expanding as we prepare for the open fire or woodburner season. Click here to see the baskets in stock.
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 darker colour is gained by steaming the baskets twice.Green willow is not the colour but that the bark is left on.
Our baskets are handcrafted from natural products, please allow 5% tolerance on all measurements