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Bim Bent Willow Furniture
Bim Willow, Bent Willow Artisan and Author
Saturday, August 26


Level: All levels, especially beginners!
Bim Willow is coming to the Arboretum in a tricked-out bus full of willow and you will not want to miss it! Bent willow furniture was an early American craft that is making a strong comeback. Bim is an experienced artist in this medium, and will walk you step-by-step through the willow project of your choice, resulting in a beautiful bent willow piece within a matter of a few hours--really! You will never feel more proud of the furniture building skills you didn't know you had. Prices listed are per project, which means you're welcome to bring along a family member or friend (age 12 and up) and work on the project together at no additional charge. 

HOW IT WORKS
Projects are offered at three price points, and each project takes a different amount of time. You will be working simultaneously alongside other participants regardless of which project you choose. Bim will rotate through all participants to provide one-on-one attention as you complete each step. Images of each project are available on the website.

ALL WILLOW SUPPLIES INCLUDED!
Required Equipment
Bring a hammer, pruning shears, and a vehicle large enough to carry your finished project home (rental vehicles available by the hour at Home Depot & Menards).
Suggested Equipment
Loppers, wire cutters, and any snacks/drinks (drinking fountain available on-site)

Registration Deadline
All registrations must be received no later than Monday, August 21 at 3pm in order for Bim to harvest the required willow materials for your project.

MORNING SESSION: MISC PIECES
  garden bench

Garden Bench (200-08-26-17-01)
Saturday, August 26, 9 a.m. - noon
Limit 13, Bee Center

Approx Dimensions: 48" x 40" x 14"

register Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist
$160,
 includes Arboretum admission and all materials to build a 4' long, two-seat willow garden bench
 
  coffee table 

Coffee Table (200-08-26-17-02)
Saturday, August 26, 10 a.m. - noon 9 a.m. - noon*
*please note important time change which differs from original printed listing!
Limit 11, Bee Center

Approx Dimensions: 17" x 36" x 24"

register Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist
$160, 
includes Arboretum admission and all raw materials to build a 4' willow coffee table
 
   bakers rack

Baker's Rack or Potting Bench (200-08-26-17-03)
Saturday, August 26,  1 p.m. - 4 p.m.  9 a.m.* - noon*
*please note important time change which differs from original printed listing!
Limit 2, Bee Center

Approx Dimensions: 66" x 40" x 24"

register $325, includes Arboretum admission and all raw materials to build a 4' wide, 5' tall baker's rack/potting bench
 

garden arbor

Garden Arbor (200-08-26-17-05)
Saturday, August 26, 8 a.m. - noon 9 a.m. - noon
*please note important time change which differs from original printed listing!
Limit 4, Bee Center

Approx Dimensions: 84" x 40" x 40"

register 3 spots left
$400,
 includes Arboretum admission and all raw materials to build a 4' wide, 7' tall garden arbor
 
AFTERNOON SESSION: CHAIRS & LOVESEATS
  willow chair 

Willow Chair (200-08-26-17-04)
Saturday, August 26, noon - 4 p.m. noon - 5 p.m.*
*please note important time change which differs from original printed listing!
Limit 11, Bee Center

Approx Dimensions: 46" 32" 28"

register SOLD OUT. Add your name to the waitlist
$325,
 includes Arboretum admission and all raw materials to build a willow chair
 
   willow loveseat

Willow Loveseat (200-08-26-17-06)
Saturday, August 26, noon - 5 p.m.
Limit 4, Bee Center

Approx Dimensions: 46" 50" 28"

register SOLD OUT. Add your name to the waitlist
$400,
 includes Arboretum admission and all raw materials to build a willow loveseat
 
  willow rocker

Willow Rocking Chair (200-08-26-17-07)
Saturday, August 26, noon - 5 p.m.
Limit 5, Bee Center

Approx Dimensions: 46" 32" 28"

register Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist
$400,
 includes Arboretum admission and all raw materials to build a willow rocking chair
 
 
   


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