Kitchen Drawer Baskets
Bonnie Gale's drawer baskets are
personally hand-woven to your specifications. Although typically
made for the kitchen, they are appropriate for any room of the
house. Willow drawer baskets are the perfect accent to turn that
mundane kitchen into something unique and special!
The baskets are custom designed to fit the frames
supplied by the client's cabinetmaker and made to fit the custom
woodwork of the kitchen involved. Bonnie does not supply the frames.
The baskets are first woven up to the border. Based on the custom
work, the frames are then marked and holes are drilled in the
frames to accommodate the stakes of the baskets. The stakes are
then taken through these holes and then a border is woven with
the stakes on the top side of the frame. In this way, the baskets
are literally incorporated into the frames and gives an excellent
product for the client. Corner posts are used in the rectangular
baskets in order to emphasize the squareness. The holes are drilled
by a local woodworker after Bonnie has custom marked each frame
and the hole drilling is an additional charge.
The frames that are supplied to me should be:
||Well-constructed with no metal
in the joins;
||3/4 inch thick wood;
||Have 2 1/2 inches of solid wood in all four
sides (see below Diagram A - Top). Bonnie uses about 1 1/2
inches of this surface with the border weaving. Enough room
should then be available for the slider system;
||The above dimension can exclude an elaborate
front handle hold;
||The frames need to be in a finished state as
one cannot go back and apply finish around the border weaving;
||If the frame dimension is over 20 inches in
any direction, please consider an additional basket.
To give an estimate of cost, Bonnie needs to
have the interior and exterior dimensions of the frames. A faxed
drawing is an ideal way to proceed. Her fax number is 607.336.9031.
Bonnie also needs the height of the basket BELOW
the frame (see Diagram B - Side). This figure will be determined
by the client's cabinetmaker.
Some guidelines are that a MINIMUM of 1 1/2
inches should be allowed between stacked baskets (see Diagram
C - Cabinet). This dimension is from the bottom of the top basket
to the top of the border of the lower basket. The border weaving
is approximately a half inch of weaving above the frame (see Diagram
B - Side).
Diagram A -
Diagram B - Side
Diagram C - Cabinet
Click on Illustrations to enlarge.
The baskets can be made from four choices of
Once the frames have been designed and the height
of the baskets below the frames has been determined, Bonnie will
work out a cost. The cost per basket is based on the size and
can vary from under a hundred dollars to several hundred dollars.
Bonnie requires a 50% deposit up front. When Bonnie receives the
deposit and the frames, she will complete the work within an agreed
time. When the baskets are shipped, Bonnie bills for the remaining
charges plus the hole drilling (about $25 per frame) and the shipping.
All clients are expected to remit the balance within 30 days.
Kitchen Drawer Baskets - Gallery