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Brian Boggs Chairmakers

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Address: 239 Amboy Rd, Asheville, NC 28806-4331
Phone Number: +1 828-398-9701
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14:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 14:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Brian Boggs is an internationally acclaimed chairmaker with over 30 years...

Brian Boggs is an internationally acclaimed chairmaker with over 30 years of fine woodworking experience. He and his team of craftsmen handcraft heirloom-quality furniture with a focus on design, craftsmanship, and sustainability.

Guided tours of our shop are available at 2:00 PM Monday through Friday or by appointment on Saturdays.

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Just love the Old Timey skills. Soo interesting

I was a bit blown away to see this young guy sitting there Caning a chair. He has a museum of American and European chairs. He offers classes and is happy to talk to you about... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
robertsonrebecca
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was a bit blown away to see this young guy sitting there Caning a chair. He has a museum of American and European chairs. He offers classes and is happy to talk to you about chairs and answer questions. I felt as if I discovered a little hidden gem while showing my family around the River Arts District

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Thank robertsonrebecca
Weaverville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I suggest you call before going to Brian's workshop. Just to make sure they will be able to accommodate you. This is a very personal tour. Brian's wife, Melanie started our tour and answered all of our questions. Brian also was willing to demonstrate and talk to us about his process and the evolution of his chairs. We aren't woodworkers... More 

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Thank NorthJerseyTraveler8
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We arrived a bit early and got to walk around their showroom- the chairs and tables are beautiful and are works of very high craftsmanship. The tour lasted an hour and was very informative. Learned about the multiple processes that go into making a table or chair. Very informative, we would recommend it.

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Thank swassner
Colorado Springs, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

This is an amazing company! Be sure to go at 2pm and take their tour - it's free & worth your time! We learned all about the trees and how they are harvested in Central America. We saw the employees working on making chairs and a table - everything is made by hand. They are experienced wood workers. We learned... More 

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Thank nowincolorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Very personable staff. We received a private tour from Brian himself. Very impressive operation from a gracious host.

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Thank Janis S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

This is so much more than a woodworker's shop. The tour is about art, structural engineering, furniture design, sustainable forestry, and figuring how to make things better. If you do any kind of woodworking this is a must stop. Brian makes scale models of his furniture and those are amazing all by themselves.

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Thank Kevin P
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

I went on the 2pm tour with my father who was visiting from Maine. He is a woodworker and was excited to see Brian Bogg's workshop on a drive so we made sure to come back for the tour. My only experience with woodworking was in middle school when my dad tried to teach me how to carve, but I... More 

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Stockton Springs, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

While visiting my daughter and family in Asheville, I happened to see Brian Boggs sign for his workshop and stopped in to see what was there. I took the free tour and was thoroughly impressed with the facility and quality of craftsmanship which was displayed as well as the genuine interest in making me feel welcome and answering all my... More 

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Thank Roger H
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Brian gave us the total tour, explaining how he finds the logs, makes the lumber and then drys the wood to a given percent of humidity (e.g. 4%="bone dry"). He has mastered the art of modern design, bent wood, lamination and finish to create a "Patek Philippe" chair or table--a piece of art to be treasured through generations. Thanks for... More 

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Burnsville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

I took my middle school class to visit with Brian and his crew. He is an amazing craftsman and thinker. We were impressed with his approach to woodworking that starts with how the tree is harvested. His work is beautiful and inspiring.

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Melanie M, Owner at Brian Boggs Chairmakers, responded to this review

We enjoyed having you to the shop, it's always a privilege to inspire a new generation of woodworking enthusiasts! More 

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