Willow Furniture
Classes & Workshops


Bim Bent Willow Furniture
Bim Willow, Bent Willow Artisan and Author
Saturday, August 11, 2018


Level: All levels, especially beginners!
Bim Willow is coming back 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, and include a box lunch or dinner. 

HOW IT WORKS
Images of each project are available on the website. Projects are grouped by similar construction techniques; you will be working simultaneously alongside other participants regardless of which project you choose. Bim and his assistants will rotate through all participants to provide one-on-one attention as you complete each step. The amount of time to complete a project varies based on the student; the times listed are an estimate.

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 Friday, August 3 at 3pm in order for Bim to harvest the required willow materials for your project.

MORNING SESSION: MISC PIECES
  birdhouse bench

"Birdhouse" Bench (200-08-11-18-03)
YES! A Birdhouse is at the top of the bench!
Saturday, August 11, 9 a.m. - noon

Limit 10, Bee Center

Approx Dimensions: 48" x 40" x 14"

register

$160 member/$180 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, box lunch and all materials to build a 4' long, two-seat willow garden bench

  coffee table 

Coffee Table (200-08-11-18-04)
Saturday, August 11, 9 a.m. - noon
Limit 6, Bee Center

Approx Dimensions: 17" x 36" x 24"

register

$160 member/$180 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, box lunch and and all raw materials to build a 4' willow coffee table

   bakers rack

Baker's Rack or Potting Bench (200-08-11-18-05)
Saturday, August 11, 9 a.m. - noon
Limit 4, Bee Center

Approx Dimensions: 66" x 40" x 24"

register

$325 member/$360 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, box lunch and all raw materials to build a 4' wide, 5' tall baker's rack/potting bench

 
AFTERNOON SESSION: CHAIRS & LOVESEATS
  willow chair 

Willow Chair (200-08-11-18)
Saturday, August 11, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Limit 10, Bee Center

Approx Dimensions: 46" 32" 28"

register

$325 member/$360 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, box lunch and all raw materials to build a willow chair


   willow loveseat

Willow Loveseat (200-08-11-18-01)
Saturday, August 11, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Limit 4, Bee Center

Approx Dimensions: 46" 50" 28"

register $400 member/$440 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, box lunch and all raw materials to build a willow loveseat
  willow rocker

Willow Rocking Chair (200-08-11-18-02)
Saturday, August 11, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Limit 6, Bee Center

Approx Dimensions: 46" 32" 28"

register $400 member/$440 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, box lunch and all raw materials to build a willow rocking chair
 
   


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