Myrtlewood Picnic Basket
Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore... This extraordinary picnic basket might look fit to transport small furry companions out of the path of oncoming twisters, but we prefer to fill ours with beautiful fruit, cheeses and sandwiches and enjoy our favourite al fresco picnic spots with friends or as a family. Assembled by hand using sturdy myrtlewood and fastened with copper nails, this is a traditional take on the original hamper-style picnic basket. The upper lids are hinged with leather patches secured with copper nails and both sides open fully giving easy access to the roomy compartment underneath. Crafted by hands that have built fishing boats for forty years, this is a true work of art and an heirloom quality product that will last for years to come.
Made in the USA.
Measures 24” long x 14” wide x 10" tall (60cm x 36cm x 25cm)
Made from Myrtlewood and fastened with copper nails. Finished with food-safe mineral oil.
To properly care for your Myrtlewood trug or basket it should be cleaned out with a brush, a lint-free cloth or gently by vacuum using the brush attachment. From time to time, a light coat of food safe mineral oil should be applied by brush to ensure the basket doesn’t dry out. This should be done with greater frequency if you live in a particularly dry or warm climate.
Never leave wood trugs or baskets exposed to the elements for extended periods of time. Sun or rain damage will result from leaving trugs or baskets outdoors. Store in a cool, dark environment.
Myrtle is a broad-leafed evergreen that grows abundantly in a few key places on the Pacific Coast of the United States. It is a beautiful and strong fine-grained hardwood and is particularly well-suited to applications where it will be used both indoors and out.
Our trugs and baskets are manufactured by hand using techniques born from the study of traditional basket making married with the skills of a craftsman with a forty year career building wood boats. These beautiful and functional objects are crafted with a lifetime of use in mind and – cared for properly – they are sure to deliver.