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Project by dennis mitchell posted 1996 days ago 3451 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This economic down turn has left me with plenty of extra time to try some smaller projects. I’ve been told I need some affordable items for arts and craft shows. I’m also trying a shop on Etsy. woodsongs.Etsy.com
The first basket has a log handle that was decorated by a woodpecker. Held on with copper straps. All the baskets use willow twigs and hand planed Alder.





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mtnwild

3474 posts in 2123 days


#1 posted 1996 days ago

Whoa, can’t get much more rustic than that. They are eye catching. Would go well in gardens, or as accents in the house.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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pat sherman

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#2 posted 1996 days ago

dennis. i like those baskets. good luck. hope they sell well.

living in town i have trouble finding enought wood for a basket. but i like those.

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 1996 days ago

Hey, I’ll bet these will sell like hotcakes. Not to mention how much you’ll make clearing the willows off the ditch banks for those Jerome county cow farmers. LOL I hope you sell so many you have to import willows from Twin Falls County.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Douglas Bordner

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#4 posted 1996 days ago

Willow. Did someone say willow? Where’s Debbie?
Good luck Dennis!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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mrtrim

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#5 posted 1996 days ago

they look great dennis , you make it look easy . lol good luck with etsy , i wish you well

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 1996 days ago

That’s pretty cool, Dennis.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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wood_wench

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#7 posted 1996 days ago

Very nice! I like the rustic and utilitarian look but they have a classic visual appeal.

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 1996 days ago

I’m right here Douglas!!!!
these are fantastic and I agree—will sell fast!
(My favourite is that third one.)
These would look so great outside, inside, holding plants, holding things, sitting empty…
Yup.. awesome!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Rusticman

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#9 posted 1995 days ago

Very nice Dennis, you have an eye for it. You should do quite well at the craft shows. Good luck

-- Dave, Ohio,www.rusticforest.com

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jockmike2

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#10 posted 1993 days ago

Pretty cool Dennis, good thinking too, people don’t have a lot of money right now so you should do well. Not to mention they look pretty neat. You’re a pretty artistic person, you’ll think of other thingomabobs to sell. Good luck buddy. GB. m

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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robbinscabin

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#11 posted 1919 days ago

Absolutely awesome. I wish I had an imagination like yours.

-- Robbinscabin, www.facebook.com/northcountryrustics

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