Bim Willow Furniture
Bent Willow Rocker
Saturday, August 3 - AFTERNOON SESSION 1 P.M.- 6 P.M.
Bim Willow, Bent Willow Artisan and Author
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.
Bring from home
- pruning shears
- vehicle large enough to carry your finished project home (rental vehicles available by the hour at Home Depot & Menards).
- Loppers (suggested, not required)
- wire cutters (suggested, not required)
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.
Projects are intended 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.
All registrations must be received no later than Friday, July 26 at 3pm. Bim custom-harvests the willow for your project!
Bent Willow Rocker
Approx Dimensions: 46" 32" 28"
Limit 6, Learning Center Picnic Shelter Area
$400 member/$440 non-member, includes Arboretum admission, box lunch and all raw materials to build the project
served with potato chips, Craveworthy Cookies® and beverage Sandwich Options (select your preference at registration):
- Thai Beef Wrap (280 CAL EACH)
- Mozzarella, Red Pepper, Balsamic & kale ciabatta (470 CAL EACH)
- Turkey, feta, spinach & sundried tomato ciabatta (670 CAL EACH)
- None (- $8 off registration)
10% Off 2 or more Willow Projects
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 20% off your total order!
Use coupon code TenPercent at checkout or call 612-301-1210.
Classes must be purchased at the same time in the same order, not valid on previous purchases or with other discounts. No cash value.