Refined Rustic Western Bucking Bronco & Horse Magazine Basket, Molesworth Inspired Carving, Twig

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Project by Mark A. DeCou posted 02-18-2009 03:21 AM 3638 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch


This is a Basket I made recently, Molesworth-Inspired, with a Horse Saddle Carving on each end, painted black.

This type of basket is FOR SALE
contact me at email: [email protected]
for more information


Project Story:

I built a few extra Baskets as I was working out the design I wanted to donate to a fund raiser coming up soon at my kid’s elementary school. That Donation basket is posted here

Another verison of this basket has been posted here

The End Panels and Bottom are Salvaged antique Pine wood. I believe the Natural Twigs are from Ash Saplings. The Twig End Ties are Raw Cowhide String. The carving is done free hand with a router, and is then hand painted. The top finish is Gold Oak Stain, with a clear Satin Lacquer.

Thanks for looking.

(this project design, photos, and text are protected by copyright 2009, by the Author, M.A. DeCou. No unauthorized use of this material is permitted without expressed, written consent by the author. Thanks for your help.)

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#1 posted 02-18-2009 04:37 AM

Another cool basker Mark. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 02-18-2009 06:33 AM

Very cool basket, Mark. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 02-18-2009 01:11 PM

Very nice magazine rack for a good cause. You come up with the darndest things, so neat, where do you get the ideas? Nice job. m

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

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#4 posted 02-18-2009 09:23 PM

Very creative idea, nice mix of natural materials and manipulated materials….

-- Dave, North Dakota,

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#5 posted 04-07-2009 04:15 PM

Some how I was not paying attention. Love these baskets. Awesome design ideas. They really look great.

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

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