About Peggy Farabaugh

Peggy Farabaugh
She is a CEO who brakes for salamanders, has bottle-fed rescued squirrels and spent her vacation building furniture for a rural school in Costa Rica. She believes in the future and in the people who will build it. A former distance-learning professor at Tulane University with a master’s in environmental health & safety, she turned an interest in forest conservation and endangered species into a growing, local business. She delivers rainforest statistics at breakneck speed, but knows how to slow down and appreciate the beauty of a newly finished piece of heirloom furniture.

Homepage-vwsThe new website for our Vermont Woods Studios eco-friendly, solid wood furniture is now up and running!  We based the upgrades on customer input and consequently, I think the new site is light years ahead of the old.  Check it out!  We've got lots of new furniture and enhanced ecommerce capabilities to help you purchase exactly what you want.  Sign-up for our Fall Newsletter and get a $50 gift certificate to use on the new site.  Let us know what you think of the changes we've made. 

We're already taking suggestions for improvement the next time around so keep those helpful comments coming!

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modern-mission-tableTraditional mission style furniture was built with oak wood, but in recent years, black cherry has been the wood of choice.  We’ve been building mission furniture in natural cherry for many years. Customers who love the simple, elegant lines of mission furniture but want to break from the tradition of oak, find that natural cherry brings a fresh look and feel to the style.

We just completed this classic Parson’s Table in natural cherry.  What do you think?  It’s pretty versatile.  It can fit in with almost any kitchen or dining room, whether the existing decor is traditional mission-style, contemporary Danish, modern New England, urban or what have you.

The matching Parson’s Chairs shown here are a variation of the classic mission style, updated with comfortable, wide slats and a choice of scooped wooden seats or fabric seats.

We’ll have this table available on our website soon, but feel free to give us a call at Vermont Woods Studios if you just can’t wait.

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Tv-bed-2 Want to watch TV in bed, but haven't got the space for a TV stand in your bedroom ?  Well this just may be the solution for you!  A Retractable Pop-up TV built into the footboard of your bed.  Perfect for the gadget guy, it includes a remote control that moves the TV up and down with the touch of a button. 

Tv-bed-1 This photo is of a custom queen size bed in maple with a dark espresso stain.  It was designed for a masculine style bedroom that was highly space-challenged.  I think it would look very different in a natural maple or cherry wood.  What do you think?

Tv-bed-3 The bed is also available without the Retractable Pop-up TV, as shown here.  The headboard has a slight cant– it leans back a bit for added comfort and style.  If you like it, give us a call (888-390-5571) or email us at Vermont Woods Studios

Handcrafted, eco-friendly custom furniture is an affordable investment that you can enjoy today and pass down to your children for generations.

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Our Green Mountain Bed in natural cherry wood, part of our Andrews Furniture Collection

New Andrews Collection Solid Wood Bed

We have a natural, organic walnut bed to add to our  Andrews Collection. This was a special design requested by a customer, but we liked it so much, we’ve decided to offer it as part of our Andrews Collection.  The bed features elegant curves in the posts and complimentary curves in the headboard and footboard.  It’s shown here in natural walnut, but can be made in natural cherry, maple or oak as well.

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I’m horrified that Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources’ (ANR) is proposing to establish All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) trails on state land.  I wrote a letter to the editor of our local Brattleboro Paper, The Reformer and also wrote to Warren Coleman, head of ANR.  I’m asking our friends and customers to do the same. 

Here’s the situation, as I see it. In spite of much research that’s been done to characterize the extent of damage that ATVs do to our environment, the political leaders at ANR trudge ahead in encouraging and expanding their use.  Even if you want to put science aside, plain common sense reveals that noisy, gas-powered ATVs are polluting our air and water, damaging our land and disturbing our wildlife.  No one legitimately disputes that. Clearly ANRs decision is not about conservation.  

We all know that expanding ATV use is bad for the environment.  The decision is about Vermont's economy.  In the short term, one might argue that it's good for the economy and will bring in ATV tourists from neighboring states.  However, ANR must consider the negative, long term economic effects that go with such a decision.  Vermonters have worked hard over the years, and indeed generations, to establish a clean, green state that values environmental conservation over short-term economic gain.  

Vermont's green identity or brand, if you will, has great value in terms of tourism, green products and green businesses.  

 

Please urge ANR to consider the damage they will be doing to Vermont's green brand by increasing the use of ATVs in our state.  The long term consequences of such a decision will be devastating to the state's economy and wildlife, as well as to the quality of our air, water and land.  

 

There is still time to email ANR and say NO to Establishment of ATV Trails on State land.  Send your email to warren.coleman@state.vt.us today.  The deadline for comments is Monday, June 22.

 

Thanks for your help in keeping Vermont clean and green!

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