Inspiration and Education

Basket Types

By Sue Huelsman, AIFD

There are many types of baskets, the most common of which are listed below.

  • Natural willow rectangular tray basket


    Flat/shorter sides, with or without handles, with or without liners

  • Nested set of three oval willow baskets with antique stain


    Any size and shape with handles (single or double, swing hinge or fixed)

  • Set of 3 canvas lined metal baskets

    Buckets and Wire

    With or without handles, bushel style, laundry, beverage, totes, decorative

  • Nested set of 4 whitewashed wood crates

    Bins and Boxes

    Usually larger size for storage (nested sets), with or without handles (80003)

  • Bags

    Framed, unstructured, with or without handles, felt, canvas, drawstrings

  • Stained willow tray basket - perfect size for 3 bottles of wine


    For specific purposes such as wine baskets/bags, peanut, planter, display racks, hanging, lidded, seasonally styled

For materials, please see our Basket Materials Info page!