Nina’s been on a mission to create beautiful photos of our shaker and craftsman dining furniture for all you online shoppers out there. She’s been snapping pictures in historic buildings all over town, including our Stonehurst showroom, the Governor Hunt House, Malhana Farm, George’s Mill and even the Vernon Chapel.
Well, first we had to have that furniture crafted in studios and workshops around Vermont. And now that Nina’s finished taking photos, what are we going to do with all these tables & chairs & china cabinets? We don’t have a lot of extra room to store it, so we’ve put everything on sale!
So that’s a few of the Shaker and Craftsman style dining furniture pieces we’ve currently got in our showroom today. If you’re passing through Vermont to ski or visit friends, stop by and see us at Stonehurst. We’re on your way — just 6 miles off Interstate I 91, from the Bernardston exit # 28A. Stop by today, while everything’s on sale and take home the Vermont made dining furniture you’ve always dreamed of!
Why are Wood Dining Tables a Staple of the American Household?
Inside most typical American households you will find one common item in the dining area– a wood dining table.
You could eat off a glass top table or a metal table or even a plastic table, but for some reason, wood is what we love best. So why wood? I think for many people, wood makes an important emotional connection that maybe we’re not even consciously aware of. A customer once told Peggy that she came to us because of the natural, organic aspect of our wooden furniture. She said that trees are actually a source of spiritual sustenance and renewal for her. This passage about trees written by woodworker and naturalist Brian Clifford reflects this sentiment:
A tree is a thing of beauty and wonderment, huge, but full of life and movement. A deciduous tree is the embodiment of the changing seasons: a stark framework in winter, bursting life in spring, a vast green canopy in summer and the bearer of seeds and fruit in the autumn. It is the embodiment of man’s condition: birth, life, death, regeneration and rebirth.
For others, it might be that nostalgic image of a happy family gathered around the dinner table for meal time. That quality family time that was most often spent around a wood dining table– sharing stories from your day, planning upcoming family trips, and most importantly, just having real conversation with each other.
With all of the distractions we have at home, from our computers to our smart phones and our TVs’, this family time spent around the table becomes more valuable than ever.
Materials like plastic might be okay for a short term table solution, but wood is the material of choice for those who enjoy enduring, American made quality. The tables we offer are the perfect solution for anyone who is looking for a beautiful piece of furniture made with quality and care. Each piece is carefully crafted in Vermont by skilled local woodworkers who have been crafting this beautiful, top quality furniture for decades.
Cherry is our customer’s favorite, but we can also build your new wood table out of Maple, Oak, or Walnut. Start browsing through our handcrafted selection and find a table you love today. Our wood tables are 100% American made, further reflecting traditional American values, and adding a lifetime of value to your purchase. Feel good knowing that by eating your dinner at an American made table, a talented woodworker is able to put dinner on the table for his family too!
Simple, graceful, and handmade: that’s the essence of the American Arts & Crafts furniture style. The Arts & Crafts (or Craftsman) philosophy, which became popular over a century ago, grew out of a rejection of complicated Victorian era designs produced by industrial processes. People were rediscovering an appreciation for simpler, functional, handmade wooden furniture crafted by skilled artisans.
Today’s Craftsman Community in Vermont
Although the Arts & Crafts movement began at the turn of the 20th century, it’s still going strong today in Vermont! The Green Mountain State (Fine Furniture Capital of America) is increasingly recognized as our country’s leader in high quality, handmade wooden furniture, boasting over 1000 small furniture companies plus 2000 independent woodworkers operating out of studios, barns and garages.
Psst… It’s on Sale for 25% Off at Stonehurst!
Vermont craftsmen produce a diverse collection of high quality wooden furniture which has earned them a world-wide reputation for integrity, authenticity and green design. Stop by our quintessential Vermont furniture and home decor showroom at Stonehurst and save 25% on these arts & crafts bedroom furniture sets today. We’re in a 200 year old, lovingly restored farmhouse, perched atop a lost ski area in Vernon, Vermont. See photos of our unique destination shopping experience on Facebook and come celebrate natural, handmade arts & crafts furniture with us at Stonehurst.
Shaker Dining Room Furniture is beautiful in it’s simplicity. Not only is it world renowned for it’s modestly elegant style, but it is also adored for it’s exquisite craftsmanship and usability. Shaker Dining Room Furniture can be used to complement existing decor and furniture, or if used alone, makes a beautifully harmonious dining space.
1. Form Follows Function.
One of the hallmarks of Shaker Dining Room Furniture is it’s unfussy, simplistic design. The Shakers believed that showiness was a sin, so they created furniture completely with functionality and usability in mind. The end result, however, was beyond utilitarian. Shaker furniture’s modest styling is unintentionally beautiful and perfect for the modern dining space.
The humble styling of Shaker Dining Room Furniture is gives it a widely versatile appeal. Shaker Dining Furniture can be mixed and matched with other styles and blend in quite well. The unfussy design makes it perfect for just adding in a piece or two as you slowly grow your Shaker collection, or for creating an entire new Shaker space with existing decor.
The original Shakers had an inherent respect for the land and used as much local materials as possible. Our beautiful, solid wood furniture is built to order with sustainably harvested woods and non-toxic finishes, much like the way America’s first Shakers built their furniture over eight generations ago.
There is so much to love about Shaker Dining Room Furniture, and we hope you appreciate it’s beauty and simplicity as much as we do. At our store you will find hundreds of handcrafted pieces of Shaker Furniture, built to be usable, versatile, and naturally sustainable.
Great Savings with our Pre-Spring Dining Room Furniture Sale
Did you know that the average person spends almost six and a half years of their lifetime eating food? If we’re spending that much time eating, we might as well be eating on beautiful dining room furniture! Save up to 20% on all of the Vermont made hardwood dining room furniture you have been wishing for. Order today and receive 10% off one piece, 15% on two pieces or 20% savings when you buy 3 or more pieces! (Plus Free Delivery!)
Our top quality dining furniture is skillfully crafted in Vermont from real hardwoods. Our talented furniture makers build with style, function, and generations of use in mind, giving you the comfort of knowing that you’ve invested in a piece that will truly last. 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 hundreds of pieces of our handmade dining room furniture and you’re sure to find something you love.
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 Dining Room Furniture Sale ends at midnight on March 5thth.
*Excludes Copeland, Artisan, POLYWOOD, Clearance, and home decor.