Every year the United Nations proclaims March 21 the International Day of Forests. As wood furniture makers, we’ve always been focused on forest conservation so today is a day to celebrate at Vermont Woods Studios. What better reason to plant a tree? But, it’s a little chilly here & there’s still a foot of snow on the ground so we’re collaborating with our friends at Forests for Monarchs FFM. Together we’ll plant 100 trees in the monarch butterfly’s forested over-wintering habitat in Mexico. If you want to join the celebration, check out FFM’s website where they’ll plant 2 trees for every dollar you donate.
2017 Theme: Forests & Energy
Each year there’s a different theme for today’s holiday and this year it’s all about how much energy the forest stores and provides. The forest is Nature’s powerhouse. Did you know that 40% of today’s global renewable energy supply comes from the forest? That’s as much as solar, hydro and wind combined! Forests fuel people too:
The Need for Forest Conservation
Our forests are in distress. Rainforests alone are disappearing at a rate of >80,000 acres/day. Because of that some 135 plant, animal and insect species are going extinct every day. At Vermont Woods Studios we’re doing our part to raise awareness about the urgency of forest conservation. We plant at least 1 tree for every order we take. Last week I calculated the total number of trees we’ve planted since we started our business in 2005. Guess how many? Over 47,000 trees! Our goal is to plant another 5000 trees in 2017.
Simply Shaker Doesn’t Mean Shaker Furniture is Always the Same
If you frequent our blog, you’re probably an expert in Shaker Style Furniture. One thing I’ve noticed about Shaker Furniture is how easily stereotyped it is. I’ve come to notice when people think of Shaker style furniture, they think of plain and simple furniture. They think of Windsor style chairs and antiques.
But, Vermont handcrafted Shaker style furniture is anything but plain and antique.
Refresh Your Bedroom This Spring With New Solid Wood Furniture
This Spring, say no to boring. Say no second hand. And, most importantly say no to discomfort. Should you spend one more night in an uncomfortable bed? Does is squeak at any slight movement? Does your dresser mismatch your nightstand?
If you answered No to the first question and Yes to the next two, read on!
So long are the days of dens and home offices, at least in the traditional sense. With homes being built and renovated with an open layout, families are coming together in different ways. While everyone is constantly on the go, on their phones or laptops, open layouts help bring everyone together.
Tips and Advice on Buying High Quality Wood Furniture
Shopping online for high quality wood furniture requires some research. After all, fine furniture is a big investment–one you’ll want to own and enjoy for a lifetime. Vermont furniture makers have a rich history of crafting quality hardwood furniture for over 200 years. They are considered America’s fine furniture authority so we’ve rounded up a bit of their wisdom to share with you.