Wooden It Be Useful? - I


American Arts & Crafts Slatted Oak Wastepaper Basket with Rawhide Lashing (LEO Design)


Is there anything more wonderful than wood? Warm. Useful. Natural.  For millennia, humankind has been fashioning wood for tools, shelter, warmth and all sorts of decorative items.  Perhaps it is the most malleable and accessible of natural materials.  And the nature of wood makes it ideal for many uses—which no other material can replicate.

For the next several days, we'd like to share a selection of our wood-crafted objects, items which are handsome and useful.

Shown here, an American Arts & Crafts slatted oak wastepaper basket.  The quarter-sawn strips, bound with rawhide lashings, add an additional level of textual interest. What Arts & Crafts desk (or office) wouldn't look better with this handsome basket?  Click on the photo above to learn more about this useful, wooden item.


Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well!  Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (www.LEOdesignNYC.com)

We also can be found in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, at The Antique Center of Strabane (www.antiquecenterofstrabane.com).

Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248