Self-taught furniture designer and maker Walker Weed was a founding member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen and a Trustee of the American Crafts Council from 1956–1957 and participated on the woodworking panel at the seminal 1957 ACC Conference in Asilomar, California. He maintained a shop in Gilford, New Hampshire from 1948 to 1964 prior to becoming Director of the Crafts Program at Dartmouth College, Hanover. He also taught woodworking workshops at schools across the country, including Penland, Haystack and Anderson Ranch. Weed was elected a Fellow of the American Crafts Council in 1992.