I recently got my first orange vanda orchid that has been living in its little wooden orchid basket for awhile. It's got nice healthy looking roots that have grown into the basket and hang down about 4-5 feet, and the basket has gotten a little ratty looking. (the basket is fine - I'm just a bit of a container snob, I guess...)
I was wondering how many options there are for re-potting (basketing?) this plant eventually. Since the roots are important, and grown into the wooden basket, I'm pretty sure ripping it out of the pot by the roots wouldn't be the best thing to do. I thought using a skill saw to chop up the basket might work, but then I saw on another website (http://www.ehow.com/how_7321769_grow-orchids-hanging-baskets...) that shaking or overhandling the roots is a big no-no. The only other option was to put the whole basket inside another basket - which I did think of, but when I got the bigger new basket home, I was really nervous about how to get the hanging roots in/through the slats in the bigger basket. It seemed impossible to get the roots through the skinny slats without bending them so far they'd break off! Plopping the old basket in the new one and letting the roots pop over the top of the new basket would look stupid and possibly damage the plant anyway.
The plant is certainly in no danger of being too big for its basket anytime soon, but - I'm curious!