The next stage is to lock the stakes to the base by weaving the short end of each stake "over one and behind one as shown here.
To complete the weaving I added two rows of flat cane in Evening Blue, two more rows of waling, another two rows of flat cane and then four more rows of waling. To complete the weaving I then wove the stakes to form the border. I then added the handles.
The end result is a basket useful to collect the home office items together. The basket may be used for many other purposes too.
My wife, Anne, gave me the ideas for this purpose-driven basket, and she is very pleased with her custom-made example.