This piece was designed as a fire
basket -- something you would put logs
on in your fireplace.
After a friend saw it she said, “That is
too nice to put in a fireplace. Why not
put fruit on it!” Hence the name.
I love the traditional, forged mortise and
tenon joint and I wanted to make the
joint the focus of the piece.
The base of this piece cradles the top --
which is removable.