Tim Shaw – Owner|Craftsman

Experienced Craftsmanship

My name is Tim Shaw and I have been creating hand crafted willow furniture and accessories for over 20 years.

From my country home near Dewinton I harvest local willow and other indigenous wood to create a variety of furniture and small decorative items.

I am also available for creating any custom designed pieces you may be interested in — from small items like personalized picture frames to custom sized furniture to large outdoor feature items like arbors and trellisses.

I also occassionally instruct willow furniture making classes. Check out our Courses page for more information.

Have an old willow chair or bench that's seen better days? I provide excellent restoration services that can breathe new life into your old willow furniture. Call us now for a quote.

About Our Products

Timothy Twig uses the highest standards in creating comfortable, long-lasting, beautiful rustic furniture.

The Wood

Timothy Twig furniture is primarily constructed from willow harvested in Southern Alberta. This is a strong resilient wood that is ideally suited for rustic furniture.

We can also provide colourful highlights in several distinctive woods including red osier (dogwood), yellow osier, caragana and birch (extra charges may apply). As well, we occasionally harvest wood that is gnarled or twisted. For example, distinctive diamond formations and unique curves can be found in diamond willow. Protruding knots and twisted wood can be found in other species. Furniture made with this wood has lots of character. As these materials are unique and are not always readily available, extra charges apply.

Curing and Finishing

After assembling each piece of furniture we slowly dry and cure it for up to 180 days. As the wood shrinks in the drying process, joints may need tightening to ensure a lasting fit. The finishing products we use bring out the wood’s natural beauty and colors as well as protecting the furniture for interior and exterior applications.


Timothy Twig furniture is designed with your comfort in mind. We take great pride in the fact that our chairs and settees are comfortable with or without additional cushions or seating pads.


Each Timothy Twig project is unique in its own way and can only be constructed in resemblance to products shown on our website.

Cracks and checks are inherent in the natural materials Timothy Twig uses and should not be considered defects. However, Timothy Twig will repair or replace any piece that becomes structurally unsound from cracking and checking free of charge.

Certain products are not always on hand and must be ordered 1 to 3 months in advance.

All pricing is subject to change without notice.

Pricing may vary depending on the uniqueness of the woods used and rarity of certain woods in the region.

Pricing may also vary based on the finishing products used. Only high quality finishing products are used.

How to Order

To order products or request additional information, please call us at (403) 938-3863 or send us email at info@timothytwig.com

Custom Projects

Timothy Twig will consider any custom project you may require. Send us a description of what you'd like built, with design plans if available, and we'll see what we can do to meet your expectations.


Bringing a little nature home with you. I purchased a couple of nice side tables from Tim approximately two years ago. Not only are they appealing to the eye, but they are sturdy, as well. My tables have a barn board top with sculpted willow base. I use them on my outdoor patio and do not store them in the elements, so they have lasted very well. I would recommend Timothy Twig's willow furniture to others.

Carole Sterenberg