This page is simply to help you decide what style of water wheel you want.
I make my water wheels in 3 distinct styles. Each of these styles can be made heavier or lighter looking and most of these wheels can be built to maximize their power potential or to drop their water out front for a better display in your water feature. Also most of these wheels can be mounted with a support on either side (traditional method) or using a single side mount. I reserve the right to exercise a little artistic license when designing your water wheel, you will be pleased with the results. While all of my water wheels come with an axle and bearings there are a few options listed below you may want including a generator setup for making electricity.
First the 3 wheel styles... To the right is a Rustic style water wheel. Built from rough cut Cedar or Cypress with black or "rusting" bolt construction the Rustic wheels are designed to look like a hybrid water wheel generally used from 1850 up to about 1970 for grinding grain, powering factories, and making electricity. Using modern materials to assure low maintence and a long running life these wheels are available in any size from 3 feet to 16 feet diamater.
The wheel pictured is using a single side mount and can be built much wider. It is also available using a new finishing method which gives the wood a much more aged look and encourages the wood to go to a silver color in a few months instead of a few years.