About Kelsey Eaton

Kelsey Eaton
Kelsey is a Green Mountain College alumni, currently pursuing her Masters degree in Internet Marketing at Full Sail University. She is skilled in graphic design, social media, content creation, and photography! Friends might call her a marketing maven by day, and a tribal bellydancer by night!

Furniture StoreWhen you think of picturesque Vermont winter landscapes, you might imagine snow draped covered bridges, busy small town streets adorned in Christmas lights and busy shoppers, or the quintessentially Vermont red barn. What you might not imagine, however, is a furniture store.  Yet at Stonehurst, we offer you exactly that–classic Vermont beauty much like what you’d see on a postcard, while you shop for locally crafted wood furniture.

 

Furniture StoreThe old shed in the backyard is a visitor favorite, and has been standing since the 1950s. Despite all that has changed about this property, the shed remains a nice slice of history from a much simpler time.

 

Furniture StoreMagnificent tall trees cover the property, showing you the direct relationship between the forest and your new wood furniture.

 

Furniture StoreBirdwatchers and animal lovers are in luck, as our property has frequent visitors from the forest. Cardinals, Bluejays, Owls, and more are common– as well as foxes, deer, woodchucks, and even a local barn-cat that we’ve grown to love! There’s always a surprise and we’re happy to share this wonderful connection with the natural world.

 

Furniture StoreIf you get here at the right time of the day, sunlight creates the most stunning scenes in places least expected. Plus, how magnificent are those pines?

 

Furniture StoreOur showroom itself is an 18th century farmhouse, rich in character and history. Take a step inside and you can really feel the warmth and charm of a traditional Vermont home. Our visitors love shopping for furniture in a place that feels less like a big box store and more like an authentic rural farmhouse.

 

Furniture StoreWe invite you to visit us and see for yourself why shopping at Stonehurst is a truly special experience. We are open 9-6 Monday through Saturday and 12-5 on Sunday. If none of those times work for you, we would gladly make other arrangements for your visit. Get more information about our showroom and plan your visit here, or send us an email at info@vermontwoodsstudios.com. We look forward to meeting you!

 

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Use Reclaimed Wood Dining Benches as a way to make your home naturally beautiful & sustainable.

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 What is Reclaimed Wood?

 Reclaimed wood dining benches are made from re-purposed, leftover lumber. Most reclaimed lumber comes from timber and decking rescued from old barns, warehouses, factories, and the like. Reclaimed wood is considered a premium material for furniture building because it is very strong, durable, and plentiful! The salvaged lumber is cleaned and handcrafted into a new, workable material–then finely crafted into unique rustic looking furniture!

 

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Why Are Reclaimed Wood Dining Benches Great?

1. Reclaimed wood dining benches are eco-friendly. By re-purposing old lumber, they give this natural material a second life, renewing it and making it usable again. With the mass deforestation of our rainforests, it’s more important than ever to be mindful of the lifespan of your furniture and where it comes from. Buying a reclaimed wood bench isn’t going to save the planet, but buying a reclaimed bench over a bench that has been mass produced from rainforest wood, it’s an important contribution! (Note: None of our furniture comes from rainforest wood. Our craftsmen use as much wood as possible from North American forests)

2. Natural Character: Reclaimed wood dining benches are wonderful because they are unlike most pieces of dining furniture. The natural “flaws” in the wood stand out, making them unique pieces of furniture with lots of character.

3. Rustic Look: Reclaimed wood benches have a naturally rustic or antiqued look. This makes them perfect for passing down from generation to generation as they will never go out of style.

4. Versatility: These beautiful benches can be used in so many different ways. If you are tired of it in the kitchen, use it at the bottom of your bed to store books or blankets. Add a piece to your already rustic/farmhouse styled home to complete the look, or add this single rustic piece into your modern home for a chic fusion of styles.

Overall, reclaimed wood dining benches are wonderful additions to any home, no matter the style. They are easy solutions for a home looking to add some rustic charm to an unfinished space. What do you think of them? Let us know in the comments section!

The piece shown in this blog  is handcrafted in Vermont. The bench seat is made from high quality white pine or chestnut woods from reclaimed and recycled antique doors, floor boards, siding and other original components of historical New England Barns.

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Mix Rustic withtapped-maple-table_03 Modern for a Tastefully Trend Inspired Home

Rustic mixed with modern will be a major trend in 2015 as predicted by TODAY Home. The author, Amy Eley, mentions mixing weathered woods with modern accents, and even points to a table found on Pinterest that looks much like our very own Vermont Tapped Maple Accent Table. We’d have to agree with this trend prediction as the fusion reclaimed wood and metal has been gaining popularity all year. Our Vermont Tapped Maple Accent Table is a great starter point for bringing in a chic and subtle part of this trend into your home!

It is made with carefully selected and hand-made from Vermont Sugar Maples, and are crafted to preserve the natural beauty of the wood.

The color variations appearing in the center of the table top and radiate out showing decades of maple sap tapping. These details are further highlighted by the natural steel hairpin legs, which offer a beautiful contrast to the rustic appearance of the wood itself.

With its smooth finish, live-edge style and unique imperfections, this accent table provides a great conversation starter to any home, as well as a sliver of vermont history.

What trends do YOU predict for 2015? Let us know in the comments section or tweet us.

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Gift Wrapping and Community Involvement

Gift Wrapping and Community Involvement

 Gift Wrapping and Community Involvement

We have been working hard all year to stay involved in our local community. Around the Holidays, this becomes even more important to us. Earlier this week, Loryn, Peggy, Ken and Douglas visited the Holton House of Brattleboro, Vermont and helped wrapped gifts to be delivered to local senior citizens. The gift wrapping was a  Brattleboro Rotary Club project and the team was joined by fellow Rotarians: Betsy Gentille, Ana Saavedra and Tami Purcell.

This is just one of several holiday projects we are happy to be taking part in this season. To learn more about the work we are doing in our local community,  take a look at our Community Involvement page!

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Dining Room Furniture Sale

Buy More & Save with our December Dining Room Furniture Sale

If you haven’t taken advantage of our December Dining Room Sale yet, hurry, there is only a week left to save! This is our last dining sale of the year, so take advantage of the great savings on solid wood dining room furniture while you can.

Save up to 20% on the dining room furniture you’ve been dreaming about! Buy one piece and save 10%, buy 2 pieces and save 15%, or buy 3+ pieces and save 20% on qualifying furniture designs! Plus, all orders receive free white glove shipping!

Our high quality dining furniture is skillfully crafted in Vermont from real hardwoods by talented furniture makers. Built for style, function and generations of use. Your new dining furniture can be made from natural Cherry, Maple, Oak, or Walnut woods. So whether you’re shopping for a single piece to complement an existing dining room set or starting afresh, browse through our handmade dining furniture collections below. And please note that most of these pieces can be customized to fit your specific space or needs.

Shop for your new dining room furniture securely, easily, and conveniently from our online store. Or if you prefer contact us at 888-390-5571 to order by phone or discuss your questions about our Vermont made, fine wood furniture. Hurry! This Sale ends at midnight on December 18th.

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.