Nearly 25 years ago a woodworker challenged me to make a basket using two 26" diameter wooden hoops he had made. I accepted the dare and made a huge melon basket. It was big enough that both of my young children could fit in it. A reporter wrote an article about my baskets for the local paper and included the family photo below.
I still have my BIG basket. It is stained a darker brown, but otherwise it doesn't look to have aged at all. (I can't say the same for me!)
Kate poses with the basket today.