Learn How to Build Willow & Twig Furniture
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Class Schedule & Registration

Class Information 

Classes are taught at Squash Blossom farm near Oronoco, MN., through various Community Education organizations throughout Minnesota, and at the Eagle Bluff Skills School near Lanesboro. The Farm classes will be held in spring and will provide you with the complete twig building experience. The wood for your project will be provided and you will have a choice of making a Twig Chair, Twig Table, Slab Garden Bench, or a Bent Willow Chair. At The Community Education locations and the Eagle Bluff Skills School, you can make a Twig Chair, Twig Table, a Slab Garden Bench, or a Bent Willow Chair.  See below for class dates

Price: $139 per student and $30 for each additional helper for the one day classes, i.e. twig chair, twig table, twig bench and slab garden bench. $239 per student and $30/day for each additional helper for the two day bent willow chair class. Lunch is included for all classes at the farm. See the community education brochures and the Eagle Bluff Skills School website for their charges and class dates.
Team Building

We will provide a totally new and different experience for your employees. They will be given the option of learning how to build either a whimsical twig chair, a bent willow chair or a slab garden bench.. No experience is necessary. They can work in pairs to build one project, or everyone can make their own. All materials and equipment will be provided. The class can be held on your premises, at a community or park building or at a farm near Oronoco. The farm classes are scheduled in the spring of 2017.

          All other locations are scheduled year round.
Class hours are from 9A.M. to 5P.M.
Lunch is included at the farm.

Student making either a chair or a slab  bench is $139.  Student making a bent willow chair is $239. 
Person helping a student is $30/day

Farm Registration

A beautiful piece of twig furniture awaits you at Squash Blossom Farm near Oronoco, Minnesota. The wood will be provided for you. Choose one of the following: Bent Willow Chair; Slab Garden Bench 3' long, made from a slab of hardwood with hardwood legs and a barn board backrest; Whimsical Twig Chair approximately 42" high x 18" wide, each one a uniquely different piece; or a Barnboard Table with twig edges that can be configured as a sofa table, coffee table, end table, side table, etc. (Max lenght 3'). This is your chance to design your own table! Bring your height, length and width measurements. If you aren't sure which piece you would like to build, come to the farm, look at the examples on display, and then decide! If two people want to work on one piece, there is an additional charge of $30/day. Kids are welcome to assist, with a minimum age of 10. Register early as directions to the class location near Oronoco and a list of simple tools to bring will be mailed upon receipt of your registration. Class size is limited, so register early. Make arrangements to transport your creation home. Most vans, SUV's and pickups will hold your piece. Classes are from 9am to 5pm. Bent Willow Chair classes are two days and they will be held in conjunction with single day classes.  Bring a drill, tape measure and a marker to class. Drill bits will be provided.
                                                                             Spring 2017 Class Dates

                                                        One Day Class Schedule:  April 29,30, May 6,7,20,21, June 3,4.

                                             Two Day Bent Willow Chair Class Schedule: April 29 & 30, May 6 & 7, 20 & 21, June 3 & 4.

To register for one day classes, please fill in the form and send it, along with a check for $139, payable to Bob McNeely, at 13572 Ferris Avenue, Apple Valley, Mn. 55124. For the Bent Willow two day class, the fee is $239. Add $30/day  for additional helpers working on one project. Fee includes lunch, tuition and all materials. Directions will be given for purchasing and applying the correct wood preservative for your piece. Questions? Call 952-431-1214 or EMail bobmcneely@hotmail.com


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