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Woodcrafters of the Smokies

A vacation in the Smokies isn’t complete without spending a day or two in the Arts and Crafts Community visiting some of the best wood cravers in the nation.  You’ll find generations of artists creating heirloom quality wood pieces that will remind you of your trip to Gatlinburg for years to come.  Plan to stay in one of our mountain cabins so that you’ll be close to the wonderful world of wood turning, chain saw carving and laser art.

Beech Branch Wood Crafts & Art Gallery
Ted Osborne of Beech Branch offers a variety of woodcrafts including personalized Redwood signs, rustic birdhouses, and vine baskets.  (865) 436-9065

Shop Gatlinburg Woodsmith

Stop in to Meet Ed & Christine

Byrnes Woodcrafters
Ed and Christine’s woodsmith shop is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. everyday, offering wooden boxes, handcrafted cedar & pine chests, wood toys, country carved Christmas trees, key rings and more.  They welcome you to touch anything you’d like and smell the aroma of hardwoods.  Personalization is available.  Located on Hwy 321 at the Wood Whittlers complex.  (865) 436-3415

Creekside Rustic Wood Furniture
Watch the woodworking craftsman while you shop.  High quality, unique rustic wood furniture and log furnishings including cabinetry, handrails, home decor.  Handcrafted and custom made works of art.  (865) 436-8554

Heartwood Galleries
Heartwood Gallery is a creation of the Messex family and offers life-sized carvings of bears, angels, birds and other wildlife for indoors and out.  Home décor like you’ve never seen before created from White Pine, Cedar, Black Walnut, Cherry, Sasafrass, Oak, Mahogany and more.  Located on Hwy 321.  (865) 325-1300


Wood Walking Sticks and Brooms

David and Tammie Ogle

Ogle’s Broom Shop
Located on Glades Road, adjacent to Jim Gray Gallery near the caution light on the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts loop, are third generation broom makers David and Tammie Ogle.  Beautiful—yet useful—brooms, and wood turned hiking sticks, walking canes, and flowerpots.  (865) 430-4402

Stop into a local’s hangout for a bite to eat and a cold drink while you’re shopping the Crafts Trail:

Fox & Parrot Tavern
A British Pub & Restaurant offering family dining and specializing in English and local draught ales. Non-smoking, pub games and real darts for fun!  Located on Glades Road.  (865) 436-0677

Otto Preske – Artist In Wood
Custom hand-carved woodworks including fireplace mantels, tree spirits, figurines and religious carvings.  Otto welcomes special orders large and small at his wood shop located on Buckhorn Road.  (865) 436-5339

Ownby’s  Woodcrafts
For over 100 years, Ownby’s have been turning native wood into beautiful and functional home pieces.  Visit this shop on Glades Road for baskets, woven seating, wood carved bowls, toys and so much more.  You will surely find a keepsake Smoky Mountain souvenir here.  (865) 436-5254

Gatlinburg Woodturning by Janice Proffitt

Janice, Lady of the Lathe

Proffitt’s Woodworks
Sisters Jacki and Janis, “ladies of the wood lathe,” create traditional Appalachian wood turnings such as wooden fruit, candle holders, treenware and many one of a kind pieces.  Their woodworks include oil lights, plaques, and fence post vases too.  Proffitt’s shop is located Hwy 321, 5 miles past Buckhorn Road.  (865) 436-0180

Ogle’s Chair Shop
Located off of Glades Road on Cantrell Circle, you’ll find a 4th generation family shop creating beautiful and quality furniture and rocking chairs out of solid hardwoods.  There is so much more than chairs here; you’ll find unique tables and home furnishings, walking canes, and gorgeous heirloom gift items.  The family welcomes custom orders and offers patrons an opportunity to watch while they work.  (865) 436-7413

Tim Weberding Woodworking
Tim and Jill Weberding are 3rd generation woodworkers creating quality wood crafts using computer-aided design and laser technology.  Pieces include specialty gifts, ornaments, wooden boxes, baskets and more.  Watch them work on Glades Road as you shop for mountain souvenirs and gifts.  (865) 430-8811

Whaley Handcrafts
A charter member of the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, there’s 3 generations of Whaley’s working at the Whaley Handcrafts shop.  You’ll find them producing handcrafted woodcarvings on Glades Road.  (865) 436-9708

Make reservations for a cabin in the Arts and Crafts Community and have a great time shopping!

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