To stain or not to stain … that is the question!

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Wooden Bottom Toy Basket - before “finish”.

Wooden Bottom Toy Natural

Truth be told ... we do not spend much time contemplating that dilemma.  Every piece that comes out of our shop has some form of a finish on it.  Whether dipped in an interior grade woodworking stain or finished in our three-step distressed paint finish, all of our projects undergo treatment to refine and protect the soft wood reed fibers.  Not only does a quality finish preserve the basket but it also creates a great patina for each individual piece.

Wooden Bottom Toy Basket - after “finish”.

Wooden Bottom Toy Chestnut

Recent Comments

I have been weaving for a lot of years and, to me, a basket just doesn’t look finished until it has some kind of stain or finish on it.  I don’t like the looks of the pale reed.  Kind of like the basket is “naked” until you give it some finishing.

D. Young 02/14/14

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