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Woodworking & Furniturecraft

Twig Furniture: Twig Mosaic End Table

Course Overview

The complexity of geometric patterns complemented by a rustic, handcrafted look best describes the craft of twig mosaic. Twig mosaic is an early American folk art form using full or half rounded branches nailed over a frame, creating a geometric pattern that provides volume and intricacy, delicacy and geometry. You will work with native brush and tree species, such as red-osier dogwood, willow, and alder to make the visually striking table top--a great complement to any handwoven rug on the floor or used as a reading table next to the sofa at the cabin. The base of the table and legs will also be constructed using a variety of rustic twig furniture joinery techniques including the woven and entwined method and the nailed stick method. A field trip will provide an opportunity to identify useful brush and tree species and to cut and gather materials for your specific project. Size options include 12" x 12", 12" x 16", 16" x 16", or 16" x 24". Students new to carpentry are strongly encouraged to start with a smaller project. Please indicate your preference when registering for the class.

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