A New Take on Custom Handles

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Over the years we’ve been in business, we’ve received many requests for custom designs in our shop. Many times, customers send images like this one to begin the process of creating the exact baskets needed to fit their storage spaces.

Measurements for custom request

Weaving to fit specific sizes is standard operating procedure, but this project took design to another level by adding dowel rods as handles.

Unstained custom basket

Finished with a water-based American Walnut stain, these baskets will remain sturdy and functional while serving as an attractive solution for cabinet storage.

Stained dowel handles

We love how they turned out!

Stained dowel handles

Recent Comments

I love these baskets!  I love the handles!  Thanks for sharing!

Doris Allen 04/10/17

I’ve got to try that!  Cool idea!

Anita Prickett 04/10/17

Very functional handles. Looks like a great way to make the baskets sturdy for every day use.

Lois 04/11/17

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