Handcrafted Chairs, Stools, and Rockers

four-slat armless rocker

Four-slat armless rocker of traditional descent. Red oak frame with variegated Shaker tape bottom.

I am currently scheduling classes, workshops, exhibitions, demonstrations, and craft/art shows for 2012. Please contact me for availability and scheduling. Also contact me for information, brochures, questions, prognostications, or fishing advice.

Wheeler's Chairs
5651 Boone Trail
Millers Creek, NC 28651

I communicate by postcard, one stamp at a time.

Lyle Wheeler, Chairmaker

You can email me at chairmakr@yahoo.com, but I check my email only once a month or so. Communication will be faster via the U.S. Mail.

Here's where I was in 2012:

26 Feb - 4 Mar - Assisting Kenneth Thomas, Beginning Blacksmithing - Spencer Forge
John C. Campbell Folk School - Brasstown, NC

5 Mar - Presentation - "Green Wood Chairmaking"
Greenville, SC Woodworkers Guild

5 - 6 May - Maryland Sheep and Wool
Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD
Exhibition and Sales of Great Wheels, Chairs, Period Furniture, Fiber Related Tools and Hand Forged Ironwork.

13 - 15 May - Instructor : Weekend Workshop Jigs and Fixtures / Repeatability

28 - 30 May - Exhibition and Sales of Chairs and Ironwork
Roanoke Festival of the Arts, Roanoke, VA

15 June - Presentation: "Traditional Chairmaking" - 2:00 pm
Mid-West Tool Collectors Association, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Asheville, NC

30 June - Featured Demonstrator / Chairmaking
Bolick / Traditions Pottery - Blowing Rock, NC
Annual heritage day: kiln opening, craft demos, sawmilling, music, storytelling, and the All Northwest North Carolina Regional whimmy-diddle competition!

19 - 22 July - Exhibition and Sales
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands - Asheville, NC
Exhibition and Sales - Handcrafted Chairs, Rockers, Footstools, Benches, Period Furniture, Spinning Wheels, Fiber Tools and Appalachian Folk Toys.

11 August - Demonstration and sales - Traditional Woodwork
Wood Day at the Folk Art Center - Asheville, NC

12 - 18 August - Teaching "Beginning Chairmaking" - One Slat Side Chair
John C. Campbell Folk School - Brasstown, NC

15 - 16 September - Demonstration and Sales of Traditional Woodworking Featuring Appalachian Toy Making
World Gee Haw Whimmy Diddle Competition - Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
Heritage Weekend at the Folk Art Center - Asheville, NC

28 - 30 September - Chairmaking Demonstration and Sales
Malcolm Blue Farmlife Skills Festival, Aberdeen, NC

6 October - Chairmaking and Blacksmithing Demonstration and Sales
Brushy Mountain Apple Festival
Front of Wilkes Art Gallery - North Wilkesboro, NC

11 - 21 October - Woodwright Demonstration and Sales
North Carolina State Fair / Heritage Circle - Raleigh, NC

26 - 28 October - Great Wheel Spinning Wheels, Fiber Tools, Chairs and Ironwork.
Southeast Animal Fiber Fair - Western NC Agricultural Center - Fletcher, NC

30 November - 2 December - Teaching "Beginning Blacksmithing" - Weekend
John C. Campbell Folk School - Brasstown, NC

2 December - Fireside Sale
John C. Campbell Folk School - Brasstown, NC
Holiday Sales, Chairs, Woodwork, Folk Toys and Ironwork.

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