We ventured out to Wooster Ohio, where we met up with Rick Pratt of Around the bend willow furnishings. He not only travels around the nation to various shows but supplies various top designers with his creations. His pieces vary in style, appealing to many different tastes in furnishings and decor.
Rick left his previous vocation to do what he loves. Making Willow furniture full time, for over 25 years now. We were fortunate to spend an afternoon with him and learn how to make a few different kinds of Garden Obelisks. He gives us pointers and the how to for adding Art back into the garden. Natural, Organic structures for your climbing plants and tomatoes.
For those who may not know, here are a few examples of Garden Obelisks:
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With this early season, I will not have as many segments as I would like, but as the season grows warmer, the adventures become more frequent
The video below is just over 7 minutes long. I have split the total time with Rick into 2 segments. Giving a total of 3 different ways to make your Obelisks. Today, I share Part 1.
These can be made with willow for it's wonderful bending effect or using other woods, to make for more box like structural pieces.
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Now I must be off and survey all those downed branches. I have just 18 obelisks left to make for the tomatoe patch, pole beans & cucumbers.