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I know we're all supposed to be ALL three of these things: better, faster AND cheaper, but the reality is that every business must carve out their niche by prioritizing one of these areas over the other two.  At Vermont Woods Studios, our main emphasis is on better, although we're always looking to improve efficiencies and control cost.  Since our furniture is all handcrafted and built to order, we have a lead time of 8-10 weeks.  That may seem like a long time compared to pieces you can pick up immediately in the nearest Big Box store.  However, when a customer is shopping for heirloom quality, solid wood furniture that will last a lifetime, 8-10 weeks usually seems reasonable, particularly if customization of the design or dimensions is needed. We urge customers to start planning their new furniture about 4-6 months ahead of time.  That gives us plenty of time to work back and forth on the design and budget, while leaving ample time for the fine art of Vermont style craftsmanship.  More on Better versus Faster and Cheaper when we talk about shipping.

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.

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Many thanks to Tama Swan, Associate Editor for Central New Jersey's beautiful Solutions at Home Magazine.  Tama was writing an article on Awesome Armoires and found the many wardrobes and armoires Vermont Woods Studios offers to be stand-outs.  She writes: The Vermont Cabot Cottage Armoire from Vermont Woods Studios possesses all
the charm and cottage chicness you’d expect from home goods giant Pottery
Barn, but each piece is custom made by artisans using sustainable Vermont
wood. Nine color options (shown here in Vermont green), customizable door
fronts and an array of knobs and pulls guarantee uniqueness. From $1,572;
www.vermontwoods.com)
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Tama notes that armoires began as corrals for armor and weaponry (armoire means “armor” in
French) but soon became decorative symbols of young brides’ wealth, traveling
with them and containing their dowries.  Eventually armoires moved to the kitchen,
where they were used to store and display glassware, linens and, in some cases,
food, then to the bedroom, where they protected Sunday clothes from wrinkles
and creases.

Today they’re frequently used to disguise televisions and
other electronics.  Stop by our website and check out the many customizable amoires and wardrobes you can use to organize your home and beautify your clutter!

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.

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One of the most fun aspects of life at Vermont Woods Studios is working with people from all over the world who share our passion for quirky artisan furniture and rainforest preservation.  Rudie is one of those people.  Emailing us from the far reaches of Norway, up in the Arctic Circle, Rudie began to query us about Coat Tree, a crazy, knarly, coat rack crafted of red maple saplings by naturalist, David Holzapfel.  It must be that you need lots of coats in Norway and your coat rack must have to be inspiring enough to make you want to put your coat on and brave the weather.  I’m not sure, but Rudie was willing to work back and forth with us for quite some time while we worked through the necessities of shipping, customs and so forth.  Coat Rack is now securely crated in what seems to be a bomb-proof crate… just waiting for Rudie to return from his dog-sledding expedition before we send it on its way.  Thanks so much Rudie for your business, but more than that for your confidence in us and your patience with the process.  We can’t wait until you receive Coat Rack and send us a photo of it at work.  We’ll post it here.  A background of the Northern Lights would be nice ;)

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.

Help us brainstorm ways to entice you to get onboard The Green Train and help us spread the word about our eco friendly furniture.  If you know people who are shopping for a new dining table & Chairs or bed or media center, we want you to send them to our website. And we want to reward you for that. So let us know what it would take. Currrently we offer a 5% reward to customers who refer their friends to us and we're extending that to you too. So for example, if you refer a friend and that person purchases $5000 in furniture, you receive a check for $250. The cool thing is that you can either take the cash or donate it to one of a number of non-profits that are working to save the rainforest.  Tell us what you think about it and tell us what else we can do to get you on board The Green Train!  The clock is ticking…there's no time to lose.

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.

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When I was a
kid, Santa always brought us pajamas and underwear for Christmas–all wrapped up
beautifully and placed under the tree.  There were a few other things, of
course, but I guess Mom and Dad wanted to get a little extra mileage out of the
necessities of life.  And we loved having the extra presents to unwrap.

Well, that
memory sort of led me to the idea of offering
Furniture Gift
Certificates
.  I mean–
furniture is a necessity too, and its one that’s an expensive investment.
Sometimes we don’t get around to it for years, possibly because we’re more
“obligated” to buy holiday gifts and such.  So why not increase our mileage when
buying furniture– and feed two birds with one seed, so to speak?  You can
buy a
furniture gift certificate for the amount of your choice
, have it wrapped up in a beautiful (complimentary) handcrafted,
inalid marquetry box, and FedEx’d to your doorstop in a matter of days.  You’ve
got something fabulous and exquisite under the tree and your recipient can apply
the gift certificate to any item we sell at Vermont Woods Studios at a later
date–
Lyndon Furniture, Luxury Custom Furniture, FSC Certified Outdoor
Furniture
or
Recycled, Reclaimed Barnwood Furniture.  No pressure.  No time constraints.  No fine print.

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.