Both the French and the British used hods for everything from carrying bricks and mortar to measuring and washing alewives . For hundreds of years, Maine’s clam diggers have used hods to hold and rinse their catch. The Maine Garden Hod, styled after the traditional clam hod is built to last from quality hard and soft woods and durable food-grade vinyl-covered mesh. Designed for harvesting and washing plants, fruits and vegetables, users have discovered that the hod lends itself to hundreds of other uses-inside and out-any time of the year. Made from ¾" pine end-pieces with dark green PVC coated wire body, birch side rods and steam bent oak handle. 19¼" long by 11" wide by 7¼" high body with an 11" high handle (9" clearance under the handle). Holds 15 quarts (.45 bushel). It’s empty weight is 3.5lbs.