Who makes our garden trug?
Don Barber, a retired shipbuilder, started his family business in 1979. Each basket is crafted one at a time by hand - fastened with copper nails, air dried, sanded and dipped in clear food-grade mineral oil letting the natural beauty of the wood show through.
What type of wood is used?
Mrytlewood is one of the Northwest's prized hardwoods. This broadleaf evergreen tree grows abundantly in a small region of the Pacific Coast. Myrtle is a fine grained hardwood which is tough and strong. The color of the grain varies from a satiny gray to a combination of red, yellow and brown.