There’s no denying that a wood burning stove brings more than just warmth to a room. The dancing flames provide a beautiful glow that you can’t get from any light fitting and the fire companion set and log basket add a touch of elegance usually found in stately homes. We believe that our bespoke wicker log baskets are an asset to any room.
Our log baskets are handmade in Edinburgh by local basket weaver, Anna Leibmann. Anna is an expert in willow basket weaving and regularly runs training courses throughout Scotland to teach other people the ancient art. We particularly love that Anna grows a large percentage of the willow that she uses in her own garden. This means that our wicker log baskets are handmade, beautiful and sustainable.
At Kingdom Firewood we believe strongly in supporting other local businesses. That is one of the reasons why we chose to find a local basket maker to make our bespoke handmade wicker log baskets. We are also acutely aware of our carbon footprint and try to make sure that all our products are sourced locally thus helping to reduce their carbon footprint.
The process of making a bespoke wicker log basket is quite lengthy. Firstly Anna has to cut and soak the willow for 2-3 weeks. This soaking process allows the willow to become more pliable and stops it from snapping when it is bent into shape. The basket then has to be tightly weaved into shape. All our log baskets come with a foot border and handles. The foot border is an inch deep and lifts the basket off the ground. This helps to protect the basket and keep the bottom clean, it also helps to prolong the life of the basket considerably. The handles add an additional 9cm of height to the basket.
Each one of our bespoke wicker log baskets are made to order which makes each piece totally unique. The colour variation of the willows will be different in each basket and each basket is expected to last around 10 years. Our premium kiln dried hardwood logs fit perfectly in the log baskets . We estimate that each log basket holds around 1 winter evenings worth of firewood, depending on the size of your stove. The cost of a log basket is £120 and takes averagely 4-6 weeks to arrive. We can deliver the log baskets with an order of firewood or as a separate item although delivery charges will apply when bought without firewood.
If you would like any more information on our bespoke handmade log baskets or would like to place an order please call: 07402882556 or message us through our website www.kingdomfirewood.co.uk