Small Myrtlewood Basket
As the seasons pass and the temperatures begin to fall slowly into the time of the harvest, our thoughts often turn to apple-picking: a pastime that is synonymous with autumn in both Quebec and Michigan (our home and home away from home). Just looking at this basket reminds us of winding our way through orchard rows, plucking apples from the heavily laden limbs of the trees. Crafted by hand using rare and beautiful myrtlewood and assembled using copper nails, this small basket features a beautifully turned wood and sturdy copper wire handle. A truly multi-purpose object, we use it to display fruit, hold magazines, store knitting or crafting supplies and even small kids toys.
Made in the USA.
Measures 11” x 6” (28cm x 15cm)
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.