Twigs (i.e. willow
branches and sticks - and even
sheds) have been used to make
furniture - since someone figured out they needed a place to sit
and a table to work upon. This genre of rustic furniture
is referred to by many names such as twig, willow, stick, bentwood and
wicker. As those terms imply, furnishings are typically
fashioned from readily available and renewable natural resources.
Twig furniture is green
It can be argued that twig furniture
employs the greenest of the green building materials and construction
methods. Craftsmen don't need special power tools to build most
twig furniture, but they do require imagination to create such inventive
designs as you'll see on these pages.
Many of the chairs, tables, plant stands
and other twig furniture pieces we see are are made from willow.
The willow plant is soft, and not as sturdy as other types of
wood. It grows year round and is generally found beside streams
and marshes. When harvested, new shoots grow from the stump, thus
twig furniture made from the willow is ecologically friendly. The
willow will continue to grow year after year and is almost impossible to
eradicate. Some states (such as Texas), classify willow as a
"weed" and permit free harvesting.
Build your own?
Want to build your own twig furniture?
Check out these excellent resources or get free plans to build a stick
instructions from Diamond Willow Sticks.
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Personality of twig furniture
Twig (or willow and stick) furniture
inherits it's personality and enchantment directly from nature itself.
Eco-friendly, beautiful and boasting a proud heritage, rustic twig
decor is as much at home in a log cabin as it is in a NY midtown
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Most twig and rustic decor companies will ship
their products almost anywhere in the world. However,
many of us prefer to do business close to home. For this
reason, we have grouped our resources by state and province. In addition,
you can search by keywords or phrases.
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