Oak Stave Pack: The Oak Stave Pack has 25 pieces of expertly crafted fine Oak wood to use as basket staves. Oak Staves are used instead of Binder Cane or reeds when weaving a Nantucket Lightship Basket. Each Oak Stave measures 2 ft long and comes in various sizes. They are ready to be sanded, tapered, and beveled. The Staves should be steamed or boiled for extra flexibility. If Oak Staves aren't used immediately, they should be stored in the freezer. This goes for any thinly cut fresh wood.