Walnut, cherry, maple, oak, birch, ash, poplar, rubberwood, mango wood, mahogany, eucalyptus, Brazilian cherry, teak. These are just a few of the woods you’ll find when shopping for hardwood bedroom furniture. So how to choose and what difference does it make?
We’ve decided less is more.
If you’re looking for furniture that’s made in America, you can narrow your choice down to exclude the last 6 (everything after rubberwood). Those woods are imported, often stolen from tropical rainforest countries and brought here illegally. We recommend looking for woods that are grown locally. At Vermont Woods Studios we’ve chosen to work mainly with four hardwoods because they’re abundant in our region, they’re beautiful and they stand up to a lifetime of wear and tear. Continue reading →
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When traveling through Vermont or New England, you can’t help but notice old, dilapidated barns and buildings along the twisting and turning roads. Over 200 years of harsh New England weather have left these antique treasures in desperate need of rebirth.
We’ve decided less is more. With so many options out there, we specialize in 4 natural wood species.
If you frequent our blog or have visited our website, you know then that we talk at length about the characteristics of natural cherry wood. If you’re new, not to worry! I’ll go over it in here so you won’t feel behind. But, what I really wanted to do for you, was breakdown the four natural wood species we work with: cherry, maple, oak and walnut.
With so many styles and designs out there today, sometimes it can be hard to keep it straight. We’ve got 4 of the most popular dining furniture designs and we’re breaking each one down.
I realized recently that I write a lot about the different styles and designs of our furniture but I don’t ever really go into detail about each one. Let me change that. I’m here to give a little insight into dining furniture designs. Today we’ll look at Mission-Craftsman design, Shaker furniture, Modern and Traditional design.
This is Part 1 of a series of posts on DIY home decor for Vermont’s second home owners.
Second Homes in Vermont
Second home sales in Vermont are booming. Last weekend, Ken and I took a drive through Wilmington & Dover in southeastern Vermont, home to resort communities like The Hermitage Club, Mount Snow and Stratton Mountain. New homes & developments are everywhere in the Deerfield Valley, especially luxury second homes and vacation homes.