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Our talented craftspeople at Vermont Woods Studios have been hard at work, designing creative, new eco friendly, green furniture for you in 2009.  We'll plan to showcase some of our new arrivals on our blog.  Each piece is handcrafted here in Vermont from green, environmentally friendly wood that has been sustainably harvested from local and regional forests employing responsible forest management plans.  Our handmade furniture features natural, non-toxic finishes and customers can choose from a water-based lacquer or a natural oil finish.  Most furniture pieces are made to order, so customers have the luxury of customizing their tables, chairs, beds and cabinets if needed.  Small customizations like adding-subtacting an inch or two to make a piece fit into your space, or changing the wood species or finish are often done free of charge. 

How do you like our new Modern Rectangular Dining-Conference Table and Chairs shown here in natural cherry wood?  It's a more contemporary look than much of our furniture that tends to be of a Shaker-type design, but I think it's beautiful.  I can't wait for someone to purchase the first set and send us a picture of it, all installed in their dining room.  We'll post it here on the blog, if they agree!

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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.

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As we start picking up the pieces of our broken economy and trying to sort through them, what kinds of changes will we make to avoid another meltdown?  We've unwittingly become such ravenous consumers, that we've gotten accustomed to forsaking quality in our purchases for instant gratification at the expense of frequent disposal and replacement.

We hear people say things like, "I like to freshen up my home and replace my furniture every few years to stay up with the trends."  In the furniture business, we call those disposable purchases curbside furniture.

If
you're lucky enough to have antiques and heirlooms that have been
handed down to you through the generations, I'll bet that even after
50-100 or more years, you'll find the quality of those items to be
superior to that of today's equivalent.

Rebuilding the economy on a green foundation is going to involve a cultural shift away from cheap, imported, transitory goods in favor of high-quality, long-lasting, timeless items that are crafted from sustainable resources and sold near the source with a minimum of transportation and fuel costs.  Green American furniture companies are leading the way toward this kind of a paradigm shift.  We have the sustainable resources, the talent, the facilities and the will to make it happen.  Visit the Sustainable Furniture Council to learn more.

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If watching your money’s wild ride on the stock market’s roller coaster is giving you heartburn, we have a suggestion for a fail-safe investment: US made
, handcrafted, solid wood, eco friendly furniture.  Really!

Did you know that a Chippendale armoire-desk, circa 1770 recently sold at Christie’s for over $12,000,000.  A small carved mahogany tea table from the same era fetched nearly $7,000,000.

OK, that’s a couple hundred years for appreciation but 20th century pieces are routinely selling for hundreds of thousands, and even millions of dollars at leading auction houses, Sothebys and Christies.

So whether you purchase an ultra-luxury, fine, handcrafted, custom furniture piece like a modern day Chippendale or an affordable handmade standard piece like those in the Vermont Woods Studios Classic Shaker furniture collection, you are making a wise and safe investment decision.

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And while furniture makers can’t guarantee that their furniture will increase in value at any predictable rate, they do often guarantee against flaws in workmanship and materials for the lifetime of the original owner.

The best part about investing in fine furniture, however is the enjoyment you and your family will have, sharing meals, conversation and laughter around it for many years and even generations to come.

We say, “Cheers” to an investment that is- for a change, heart-warming instead of heart-burning.

 

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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.