Willow Furniture
Classes & Workshops




Bim

Bent Willow Furniture

Bim Willow, Bent Willow Artisan and Author
Saturday, August 3, 2019


Level
All levels, especially beginners!
Supplies
ALL WILLOW SUPPLIES INCLUDED!
See below for basic tools to bring from home.

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
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 and students may leave whenever their project is completed.

Projects are inteded for solo builders
Couples are encouraged to register for two simultaneous projects (what's better than one chair? A set of chairs!) See coupon offer below.

Bring from home

  • Hammer
  • Pruning shears
  • Loppers (suggested, not required)
  • Wire cutters (suggested, not required)
  • Snacks/drinks (suggested, not required)

Registration Deadline
All registrations must be received no later than Friday, July 26 at 3pm in order for Bim to harvest the required willow materials for your project.

Box Lunch
served with potato chips, Craveworthy Cookies® and beverage 
Sandwich Options (select your preference at registration):

  1. Thai Beef Wrap (280 CAL EACH) 
  2. Mozzarella, Red Pepper, Balsamic & kale ciabatta (470 CAL EACH) 
  3. Turkey, feta, spinach & sundried tomato ciabatta (670 CAL EACH)
  4. None (- $8 off registration)

COUPON
10% Off 2 or more Willow Projects

DETAILS
Register for 2 or more Willow Projects (either a couple working on 2 simultaneous projects OR a single completing both morning and afternoon sessions) and receive 10% off your total order!
COUPON CODE
Use coupon code TenPercent at checkout or call 612-301-1210.
RULES
Classes must be purchased at the same time in the same order, not valid on previous purchases or with other discounts. No cash value.

MORNING SESSION: MISC PIECES
 Bim Willow Sassy End Table, credit Bim Willow
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Sassy Willow End Table

200-08-03-19-04
Saturday, August 3
9 a.m. - noon

Limit 10, Learning Center Picnic Shelter Area

Approx Dimensions: Approx Dimensions: 24” x 24” x 18”

$140 member/$160 non-memberincludes Arboretum admission, box lunch and all raw materials to build the project
register
  birdhouse bench, photo by Laura Vogel
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"Birdhouse" Bench

200-08-03-19-02
YES! A Birdhouse is at the top of the bench!
Saturday, August 3
9 a.m. - noon

Limit 10, Learning Center Picnic Shelter Area

Approx Dimensions: 48" x 40" x 14"

$160 member/$180 non-memberincludes Arboretum admission, box lunch and all raw materials to build the project
register
  Garden Arbor
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Willow Garden Arbor

200-08-03-19-03
Saturday, August 3
9 a.m. - noon

Limit 10, Learning Center Picnic Shelter Area

Approx Dimension: 4' wide, 7' tall

$350 member/$375 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, box lunch and all raw materials to build the project
register
AFTERNOON SESSION: CHAIRS & LOVESEATS
 Willow Bar Stool, Bim Willow
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Willow Bar Stool

200-08-03-19-05
Saturday, August 3
1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Limit 4, Learning Center Picnic Shelter Area

Approx Dimensions: 21"x21"x36"

$200 member/$225 non-memberincludes Arboretum admission, box lunch and all raw materials to build the project
register

  willow chair
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Willow Chair

200-08-03-19-01
Saturday, August 3
1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Limit 10, Learning Center Picnic Shelter Area

Approx Dimensions: 46" 32" 28"

$325 member/$360 non-memberincludes Arboretum admission, box lunch and all raw materials to build the project
register

  willow rocker
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Willow Rocking Chair

200-08-03-19
Saturday, August 3
1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Limit 6, Learning Center Picnic Shelter Area

Approx Dimensions: 46" 32" 28"

$400 member/$440 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, box lunch and all raw materials to build the project
register


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