Nets, Baskets

Down by the sea in a small harbor, I saw this pile of nets in the most amazing used-up tire baskets.

At first, I'd only seen them from a distance, but I like them. I wondered how they were made, and I found out.  Rivets. 

I think I could put one to good use at my house. I don't have any fishing nets, but I have wet rain boots and umbrellas. They'd do just fine in a waterproof black basket like that.  Sturdy, convenient carrying handles, "up-cycled".  What's not to like?


  1. Oh great picture! And you have your heart set on having one of them. Good luck.
    I'm happy to see them still in use.

    When I did my first archaeological dig here in 1968 they were still using those. Much nicer than the black plastic buckets we use today.

    Thanks for the memories.

  2. Those used tire baskets are a fun find! And I loved your purple shutters photo from yesterday! You're off to a great start for 2011!

  3. Reminds me of a company out in Asia that started building furniture made out of re-cycled tires, saw some really neat chairs they'd made. People's ingenuity never fails to amaze.

  4. Wow, I had no idea of the history, Dina. Makes me like them even more if they can be counted on to last 4+ decades.

  5. And they were old and frayed already when we used them in '68.