208_image Custom wood furniture is an investment and just like any other investment (stocks, bonds, real estate) you’ll want to do plenty of research prior to making any decisions.  You’ll need to know all the standard who, what, when, where, whys and hows of your furniture-making:

  • Who is the craftsperson or persons building your furniture?
  • What type of woods and finishes are available?
  • Where will the furniture be built?  For example, in a large factory in China or a small workshop in Vermont?
  • When will your furniture be ready?  How long will it take to design and craft?
  • How will it be crafted?  For example, using traditional methods of joinery, such as dovetailing and mortise and tenon?  Or with nuts, bolts, screws and such?



Did you know that Vermont is home to some of the finest custom furniture makers in the world? For many of them, the craft has been passed down through their New England families for seven or eight generations.  Others have come from all corners of the globe seeking inspiration not only from the natural landscape of the Green Mountain Forest but also from the vibrant community of world class woodworkers who call Vermont home.

You can meet nearly 50 of these talented craftspeople at the upcoming Vermont Fine Furniture and Woodworking Festival in Woodstock, VT Sept 26-27.  Don’t miss it!  You’ll be able to meet the artisans, see their work and discuss all your questions with them.  I bet this will be one of your best investments yet and unlike stocks or bonds, this is one you can reap an immediate return of enjoyment from every day!

Visit our website at Vermont Woods Studios for a preview of some of the custom furniture you may see at the festival.

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.

207_image Many thanks to the team of professionals at wood-furniture for featuring Vermont Woods Studios eco-friendly furniture on their website this week. 

Wood-Furniture is an excellent website where you can find all kinds of news, information and advice about wood furniture.

I was interested to see an article on Wood-Furniture entitled "China Furniture Destroys Forests" as I had just written a blog entry about the same topic a few days ago. 

There is also an article about a hughe baby crib recall that I think many of our customers with young children would want to read.

Thanks again to the good folks at Wood-Furniture!

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.

Modern-cherry-table The customer who ordered this beautiful solid natural cherry 42"W x 72"L Modern Dining Table changed her mind about the size and decided to re-order her table in the next size up.  Lucky for you!  We have no space to store it so we're letting it go for over $500 off the regular price, or just $1500 including shipping.

If you or someone you know is looking for a handmade solid cherry kitchen or dining table, give us a call at Vermont Woods Studios.  This is the lowest price you will ever find for a table of this quality and style.

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.

Have you been thinking about buying handmade wood furniture lately, but hesitating due to the economy?  Well, we have a gift for you to help you to make your investment now.  The gift is enclosed in our Fall 2009 newsletter:  it's a $200 gift certificate valid on any order over $2000 at Vermont Woods Studios and a $400 gift certificate on orders over $4000. It can be used in addition to the sales and discounts that are offered on our website, which results in some of the lowest prices you will find anywhere on high quality handcrafted, solid wood furniture made in the USA.

 

Give us a call for details (888-390-5571) or order online using the coupon codes found in our newsletter.  Buy now!  The gift certificates expire on Nov 15, 2009.  Sale prices are valid until the end of this month.

 

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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.

American-shaker-armoire We’ve had a number of customers calling lately looking for natural cherry armoires for their mud rooms and foyers.  It used to be, armoires were considered strictly bedroom furniture but today the trend (throughout the home) seems to be moving away from built-in furniture towards a more flexible arrangement using cabinets, dressers, chests and armoires. 

Storage areas like entry-ways and mudrooms that might previously have been stark and strictly functional are now being dressed up and incorporated into the family living space.  It’s an alternative to adding extra rooms during this economic crunch.  Consider it a free home expansion!

If you’re looking for a beautiful way to store outer-wear or other necessities, consider one of our natural wood armoires, dressers or chests or even night stands. The come in many sizes and can be customized to fit perfectly into your space.  And they’re not just for the bedroom anymore!

I think even Stevie Wonder would love them.

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.