I did some repairs to my cane laundry basket a couple of weeks ago. I delayed showing you my handiwork until I was sure that it really was going to be successful.
Here is the well-used basket with some of the cane broken.
The rear of the handle on the left has broken canes. Here is a close up view.
These pieces should be positioned the same as the other side of the handle but once they have broken and the tension is released they have sprung away from their position. There is now nothing holding the handle in place and if I chose to, I could pull that side of the handle right away from the basket.
I had been considering how I could repair this for some time and I finally bit the bullet and bought some thin plastic rope. I would have preferred cotton cord but that did not seem to be readily available.
My general idea was good but I had not really thought through the finer details so I did that on the run.
Here is the end result and so far it appears to be holding up to the rigors of being a washing basket.