Katherine recently completed a special order for a rectangular laundry hamper with lid. The willow basket is really more like a trunk or storage basket. The customer was looking for a basket that will slide under their existing wood cabinets. They wanted color in the green range and a rustic look. So Katherine made the basket with French randing, blunt corners, a more rounded side and lid than she had on previous large square hampers. She made an inset handle in the lid for pulling the basket out. The basket is approximately 15″ by 27″ by 15″.
Before making the basket, Katherine made a version out of buff willow. This basket has the more common inset handles on the side.
Of course, all the basket at Dunbar Gardens are inspected before shipping.