Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Sandy River, Oregon
If you are going to use an oil, I would go with food-grade mineral oil, unless you are fond of the taste of neatsfoot, etc. if you are going to use a film finish, there are some new-fangled wipe-on water-based polyurenthanes that you could apply with a mostly-dry brush. They might peel eventually, as some have warned. Wicker lives a long time given half a chance. Making sure the creel is allowed to thoroughly dry after it is used might be as important as anything else! Good luck. My dad had one just like that....
If everybody used shoe horns, they'd catch 'em all on shoe horns.