Make your own willow chair - instructional manual
An online manual for beginners. Colored
photographs are included. Creating your own willow furniture pieces
of patio furniture is a rewarding experience. We have in the past taught classes in building
willow furniture. Many of our former students continue to make
their own willow pieces and go on to teach others.
History of willow
Stick furniture has been around since man has wanted to sit down.
China paintings from 1000 years ago show rustic stick chairs being
used as furniture. There are many types of pieces, including stick,
log, and bentwood. The bentwood chair can be traced back primarily
to Europe. Settlers brought this design with them when they immigrated
to North America.
This type of
rustic furniture was very popular in the late 1800's
and up to the early 1930's. Willow furniture has made a very
strong comeback in the past 15 year period. Hand-crafted rustic
willow furniture adds beauty to your landscaping, home, garden,
There are approximately 170 different kinds of willow in this continent
and many species have become hybrid over the years.
Bent willow furniture and rustic willow furniture pieces can also
be crafted from hardwood trees. If you live in an area that has
an abundance of this type of tree, do not hesitate to use hardwood
material for your framing and support pieces for
Traditionally for the office people use antique furniture and
antique effect furniture.
Office furniture online has changed
from modern back to old and I am sure it is only a matter of
time before we see willow furniture used in an increasingly diverse