June 1st, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh
All of our solid wood, American made Fine Dining Furniture is on sale today through Tuesday, June 12– just in time for summer! Take a few minutes out of your busy beach, pool and party schedule to check the sale out. You'll save 10% on any one piece, 15% on two pieces or 20% when you buy 3 or more furniture pieces! Free shipping and white glove delivery are included.
I know summer may not seem like the best time to shop, but remember it takes about 6-10 weeks to build your fine furniture. While you're outside enjoying the sun, we'll be crafting your furniture and then delivering it just about when you're moving dinner from the picnic table inside to the dining room.
Browse through our "on sale" dining furniture collections to find the one you've always wanted. Then Like us on Facebook and save $50 more! Finally, give us a call or order your American made dining furniture online today.
May 25th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh
We can help you with that… if it's furniture you're shopping for.
Check out our Big Storewide Memorial Day Furniture Sale.
On this patriotic weekend, you can feel good knowing our handcrafted wood furniture is 100% American made. Even better– you'll save 15% off just about everything store-wide including bedroom furniture, dining room furniture, home office furniture and living room furniture. And we've delivered to all 50 states in the USA using our white glove delivery and set-up service so you can be confident that your furniture will arive safe and sound… with our craftsman's lifetime guarantee.
The best part? You don't have to rush around town to shop for your furniture. Relax and browse with your friends and family from the comfort of your home, backyard, beach or BBQ. The sale goes through this weekend and ends Tuesday, May 29 at midnight. Don't miss it!
May 18th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh
That's Lyndon's owner and founder in the middle, Dave Allard.
Dave started Lyndon Furniture over 30 years ago, building his first woodworking shop from timber he cut on his family farm and had milled locally. Since then his business has grown and earned a reputation for producing high quality, eco friendly furniture that lasts a lifetime.
One of the things I love most about Lyndon Furniture is that when times got tough and all the other American furniture companies fired their employees and went to China to cash in, Dave Allard and Lyndon Furniture stayed right here in Vermont. They remained true to their employees, their community, their integrity and their quality. I see that integrity in their furniture.
It's interesting because we're seeing another mass exodus of so-called "American furniture companies" now. But it's from East to West. They're all hurrying back to American from China now that Chinese wages and trans-oceanic shipping are so costly. But I have to wonder how long they'll stay.
I think it's safe to say, though, that regardless of global economics, Lyndon Furniture will remain right here in Vermont making high quality, handcrafted furniture and contributing to their community. It's the Vermont way.
May 11th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh
Or perhaps it's because the organic food movement is migrating into other aspects of our lives. In addition to thinking about where our food comes from we're now beginning to think about where our furniture comes from. And where our clothing, computers, appliances (you name it) come from.
Both the American-made and organic movements are reflected in the Vermont furniture brand.
But I think one of the main reasons Vermont made furniture is experiencing a renaissance is that it's customizable. This Copeland Berkeley Bedroom Set is a good example. The Berkeley Collection features a 2 tone cherry and walnut wood design that you can customize online with your favorite shade of cherry wood.
Many of our other Vermont made furniture collections offer 2 tone wood combinations, for example the Modern American Collection. These bedroom, dining and home office furniture sets are shown in cherry and walnut but they can also be customized in any other 2 tone combinations of maple, walnut and cherry wood.
Most Vermont furniture makers embrace the idea of customizing your furniture, be it with two tone wood combinations, specialty sizing or complete custom design from the start. Learn more about custom furniture options on our website.
April 23rd, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh
Congratulations to our friends at Lyndon Furniture who were featured in a Wall Street Journal article today, The New American Minimalism.
The article is about how classic American furniture companies like Lyndon Furniture and Copeland Furniture are bringing back the simple elegant characteristics of the 1950's mid-century modern design.
There is a tremendous variation in what people call modern, minimalist furniture but we've tried to capture it in a broad sense on our Modern Wood Furniture Collections page. These collections are all 100% Made in America (right here in Vermont actually) and in my opinion their designs are best described as timeless… but "modern" works too.
One of the aspects I love about minimalist furniture — and it's cited by San Francisco designer Kimberly Ayres in the WSJ article– is that "the basic yet refined lines (of minimalist furniture) allow more whimsical furniture pieces (and accessories) to stand out." We've had several of our interior designer clients say the same thing — that our handmade, solid wood pieces provide "grounding" for creative and colorful decor they can change and update to keep a fresh look.
What do you think? Send us photos of your decor showing how you've used modern minimalist furniture in your home or workplace. We'll post them on our Facebook for more discussion.
April 11th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh
Here's your big chance to save on our 100% American made, real solid wood bedroom furniture.
Manjula and Dennis have been able to offer our best prices and greatest savings, using a "buy more, save more" strategy. This saves us on shipping costs and we pass that savings on to you. Here's how it works:
Plus Free Shipping and Delivery!
That's as good as it gets when you're shopping for the real thing: fine, handcrafted American made, solid wood furniture.
Check out our selection of over 40 styles of Vermont made beds, nightstands, chests, dressers, and mirrors in your choice of natural Cherry, Maple, Walnut, or Oak solid woods. You'll find classic and timeless Vermont styling, handmade with uncompromised craftsmanship, and solidly built for generations of use. Bedroom furniture you will appreciate and enjoy forever. And you can sleep tight knowing your new bedroom furniture investment is backed by a lifetime warranty.
The sale starts today and ends at midnight on April 17th.
Copeland furniture is excluded from the sale as it is always priced with a low-price guarantee.
February 29th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh
What's your favorite thing about Internet shopping? Convenience? Unlimited choices? Price comparisons? You can get exactly what you want when you want it?
In the world of handcrafted American made furniture, the Internet has been both a blessing and a curse. In Vermont for example, we've seen a growing increase in total sales of Vermont made furniture that can be attributed in part to the Internet.
But, of course we've also seen a growing list of nefarious websites that have stolen Vermont furniture photos and information from legitimate Vermont furniture websites and listed it for lower prices on counterfeit websites in the USA and overseas. Furniture makers from all across America are vulnerable to this.
So, along with a weak economy, it's driving many American furniture makers to lower prices to the point where they are going out of business.
I love Herman Miller furniture. They're not the cheapest guy on the block. They are the best. Not just in terms of the quality of their furniture but in their contribution to society and their committment to help build a better world.
Herman Miller is a good role model for other American furniture makers. They're what American furniture is all about.
February 22nd, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh
Over the last month or two Dennis and Manjula have added a couple hundred new Copeland American Made Furniture– beds, chests, dressers and other furniture pieces to our website. Now we have to re-organize a bit so it's easy to find what you're looking for.
We've created quite a few new categories to browse by, including one for Furniture Best Sellers. These are the most popular pieces in our Vermont made furniture store. Most of them will look familiar to you, especially if you have that natural, solid Shaker Sensibilty that draws many wood furniture shoppers and interior design professionals to our store.
But others are a surprise! Copeland's modern, contemporary Catalina bedroom set and their Monterey Arts & Crafts style bedroom sets are coming on strong and fast becoming our new best sellers. Have a look and let me know which furniture peices or collection you like best.
February 19th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh
If President's Day weekend inspires you to think about making an effort to buy more American made products, check out this website, Americans Working. It's the best one I've found for researching where to buy American made things.
It seems to me we all want to do our part for the economy and to help create American jobs. Take a few minutes to browse or search through this site for an American made version of your next big purchase… maybe furniture, appliances, clothing, building supplies… whatever. You can browse by type of product or by state where it's made.
You'll see lots of familiar brands which you'll recognize for superior quality. And you'll be pleasantly surprised to see that American made products don't always cost more. But when they do there is greater value due to higher quality. It's time to give American made products another chance!