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Project by Grant Davis posted 09-18-2007 07:04 PM 1967 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Let me just say that between my mom and my sister I think they have one of every Longaberger Basket ever made. We as a family frequent the Dresden/Longaberger area quite a bit and I often pick up little ideas while I am there looking around. The attached photos are all pieces I have made for mom and sis.

The first is a knick-knack shelf that I made for my mom with a basket woven insert made of oak.

The second is an ottoman that I made for my sister. The sides of the ottoman also have basket weaving inserts.

The third is my favorite which is an end table with inserts on three sides and also under the glass on the top. The top also lifts off and she stores Christmas decorations in it. The basket on top was also made for her to store remotes in.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#1 posted 09-18-2007 07:35 PM

Grant I like it! Very nice work. How do you get the basket effect? The shelf almost looks like it was carved, but the ottoman looks like it could have been weaved – can’t tell about the table from the picture. Are you actually weaving thin stock or do you have some other method? Please explain the process.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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Grant Davis

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#2 posted 09-18-2007 07:37 PM

Bill, I bought the weaving material at Lowe’s. It comes in a roll and is really easy to work with except for splintering easily.

The oak material (laminate) is rolled off and cut to length or a little long. They are individually stained and then woven together to fit the panels inside of the pieces. The woven section is stapled at the ends to the panel and then after staining the end table and ottoman the panels were inserted into place and attached from the inside.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#3 posted 09-19-2007 02:12 AM

I like it Grant. It reminds me of my Dad’s old egg basket. It is a “Buttocks Basket” originally from Virginia. I think it belonged to to one of my great-great grand mothers Nice effect.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 09-19-2007 04:38 AM

Grant nice set of basket weave. Would probably make a great clothes hamper also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 09-19-2007 11:34 AM

Those basket weave panels are ingenious. I never would have thought of that. Good work!

-- Robb

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#6 posted 09-19-2007 11:59 AM

Yes. I’m very intrigued by the process / end result. Well done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 09-19-2007 12:44 PM

This looks like something I’d like to try. Nice work.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#8 posted 09-19-2007 07:15 PM


Nice work! I really like that wall shelf. Adding the weave to the shelf really gives it some character.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#9 posted 09-21-2007 02:33 PM

hope you enjoyed making these !! very nice work !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#10 posted 09-25-2007 07:44 AM

This is really neat to look at. I havn’t seen this type of panel before and really enjoyed the pictures and description. Thanks for posting!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#11 posted 11-08-2007 12:01 AM

I really like your basket weave panels. I make wood basket bases for my neighbor. She makes a shelf like yours only taller. She uses strips of rattan for the basket weave. It is available from basket supply stores. It is available in different widths and is real easy to work with. Its also used for chair seating.
I added this project to my favorite. great work.

-- jerryw-wva.

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#12 posted 11-08-2007 03:03 AM

...Nice work.

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#13 posted 08-30-2017 01:14 PM

This is a beautiful wall shelf and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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