These students had a fun and productive weekend. It was enjoyable just being around these guys...all family and 3 generations. 3 made rockers and 2 made chairs. Thank you guys!

If you would like to do a similar class with relatives or friends, just give us a call and we can arrange something for you. 660-425-2131 (2 photos)
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Carolyn Linton, Missouri Artisans Association/ The Best of Missouri Hands and 23 others like this

Carolyn LintonWith a teacher like John ! it will happen !4 days ago   ·  1

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A great group of guys from the Kansas City area are taking the chair class this weekend. They are all relatives, so they are having an extra-good time being together. Here is the 'beginning' picture; John is showing them willows and how they grow/how to propagate, etc. From the left--Curtis, Justin, Dwight, Brian, John, and teacher John. ... See MoreSee Less

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Mary Schroeder BenjaminLove this! You must have had a great time.1 week ago

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Chair Class this weekend! John is finishing up some rockers for those in the class who want to do a rocker instead of a chair. Forecast is for rain but our students will be working like little beavers snug inside our workshop. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Bent Tree GalleryLinda, we meet so many wonderful people when they take John's chair classes. We will never forget you three and the fun we had with you!1 week ago
Linda BiermannThinking of you both and the fun we had making our chairs. Marsha, the pickles Armenian cucumbers were great! Will look for the plant. Hope all is well with you both.1 week ago   ·  1

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Fun with wall baskets! It's been years since I've made these. So I'm catching up with a whole bunch (11) of them! I will have some at Simpatico in Clarksville MO, some at Jaeger Coffee House in Macon, MO, and the rest will be with me here on the farm. I used whitetail deer antlers and wild grapevines on all of them. One has a big dried mushroom embellishment and another has a real arrowhead found near Chillicothe MO. It's so relaxing to sit in my little basket workshop and weave. John converted our old 'smokehouse' into a little shop for me and it's a perfect place to store my supplies and work on my fiber art projects. (I really love my life.) (10 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Vannessa OsbournWhen are you having a class? I'll be over!2 weeks ago   ·  1
Mary Schroeder BenjaminMarcia- these are absolutely beautiful!2 weeks ago   ·  1
Carolyn Lintonjust lovely ! keep on making more !2 weeks ago   ·  1
Ophelia FranksI love your wall baskets.2 weeks ago   ·  1

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It truly is the most beautiful porch swing we’ve ever seen. And it was certainly a pleasure to work with you. It fits perfectly. Thank you so very much.

—S.S. New Jersey

I am very pleased amd excited by the way it looks and fits in my home. You turn out quality true artistry and craftsmanship. I don’t think that in our Country, we have many true craftsmen left that care for their finished product like you do. (bar stools)

—L.B. Missouri

They look WONDERFUL!!!!! They are VERY comfortable. Your work is far superior to the rustic furniture you find around here. We just knew that they would be a good choice judging by the obvious care and pride you show in your work. They feel great and I fear we will find many excuses to linger over meals when we should be getting our work done. It’s been great working with you on this project. (custom dining chairs)

—R&S Colorado

The Bent Tree Workshop

Each piece is hand-crafted on a farm just outside the little town of Bethany in northern Missouri.

Bring Any Creative Design Ideas!

Custom Colors and Orders are all welcome!

The Bent Tree Gallery
27619 E 340th St
Bethany, MO 64424
(660) 425-2131


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