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D&D Glenn Baskets

Glenn, David & Donna — D&D Glenn Baskets

Louisville, KY


woven wood baskets

D&D Glenn Veneer Baskets


When he retired from Chevron, David began to devote all of his time to woodworking. The veneer baskets evolved from a friend of the Glenn’s who owned a veneer company and was about to discard pieces of veneer. Soon David and his wife Donna were making baskets with the strips.


The veneer basket has three gluing steps that make it different from the traditional basket made out of white oak or reed. The bottoms are ½” plywood laminated on both sides with veneer. Veneer uprights are stapled to the bottom and then the weaving is done. The top and bottom bands are glued and when dry, the inside top band is glued. When drying is completed the basket is hand sanded.


Veneers used in the baskets are walnut, cherry, poplar, maple, ash, hickory, persimmon, oak, bubinga, or any other woods that might be available. The Glenns are juried members of the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program and the Kentucky guild of Artists and Craftsmen.


David and Donna’s veneer baskets can be found at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville; Mad About Art, Louisville, KY; and at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY.