OK, so I never went back to Lid #2. I stuck with Lid#3 knowing I would not finish it by today. But I have to do it right.
This is going to be an enclosed lid which I have never seen before. Which is why I’m am struggling here. It has a 4″ round slotted wood base which sits inside the basked rim. It also has a lashed rim around the base to sit on the basket rim. I admit it’s a little odd but it works. This is shown in the first picture.
The second picture shows the lid with the main structure finished. It will have a 3″ round slotted wood base attached at the top; in theory, because I have no idea how I’m going to do it.
Also, I made the lid the opposite colors of the basket. Stakes natural and weavers grey. I don’t like it! So I’ll be ripping out the weavers and redoing them in natural.
The last picture shows the lid on the basket which gives you the overall shape. I think it is pleasing. Although the top will be flat, I plan on putting something on top. It will need a handle.
If anyone has any comments ideas or opinions I would love to hear them.