The basket is a really unique piece. Just for your information, my basket handle was smooth on top unlike the picture that shows bolts. It looks fine either way I think, but something to consider.
The size and presence of this basket took my breath away! It is such a statement piece, yet not gaudy or ostentatious. Love it and would consider buying again as a gift or for myself!
The item is large, but it is accurately described as so. Gorgeous basket to use for display items.
My bride is very impressed with the way a wine barrel was re-purposed to make this Texas wine barrel stave basket!
Received from my husband & son (works in wine industry) as a gift; absolutely thrilled. Read other reviews for dining room table uses. Great ideas given. Thank you to all Reviewers. It looks great plain, too. Such a conversation piece.
I ordered this for my Fifth wedding anniversary, which is suppose to be the gift of wood. My wife and I live in Virginia and visit a lot of wineries near our home. This looks as it appears in the photo and is a great addition to our dinning room table. It comes very well stained with red wine in the interior and varnished. My wife loved this very unique gift.
I recently purchased the stave as a joint Mother's Day / Father's Day gift. My parents absolutely love the piece! It's quite large but it is a great accent piece for their dining room table. You can tell that the piece is handmade and every stave is a bit different from the wine stainings. It's very solid and can be appreciated by any wine lover! They currently have a few battery operated candles in it and a plethora of corks around them. It looks very nice. The only downside was there wasn't any information on the artist or construction of the piece in the box. My mother also said the box was extremely damaged when she received it, so that was also a bit disappointing. Overall, they love the stave and are looking forward to entertaining guests to show it off!
Bought this and gave dimensions to my florist so they could fill it with a flower arrangement which would sit in a tray in the middle of the basket and spill out to the edges. Of course they saw the picture I sent and loved this basket - asked where I got it. Of course I glowingly recommended it it them but doubted they would use them in their business due to the price. When I got it, I noticed that one corner had the finish either rubbed or chipped off, but it was on the underside for my purposes, so I let it go... My wife absolutely loved the whole setup! I also got her the wine barrel table and she was similarly thrilled. My florist was similarly thrilled to fill an order for a 37"x13" arrangement! So it's been a week and the flowers were starting to droop, so she removed the arrangement from the basket in order to start removing the worst of the wilted flowers, and we found that anywhere water touched the inside of the basket, the finish has separated from the wood staves - leaving a grayish appearance. Any drips would have been minor off the leaves of the flowers since we were actually filling the tray the flowers were in. We are pretty disappointed now. Otherwise I'd have given 5 stars.
I have a large kitchen table, and I was sick of it being covered with coasters, magazines, etc. I put all the odds and ends in it. Another great use would be for magazines, dried flowers, etc.
Fairfax Station, VA
I ordered this for a friend for Christmas and when it arrived, i fell in love with it and ended up ordering another one for myself. It is larger than i anticipated but is absolutely beautiful. I have mine on the dining room table with greens and candles as a seasonal centerpiece currently.