Our new Loft bedroom furniture collection is proof that simple is beautiful. It’s clean, modern design utilizes simple and straight lines to highlight the natural beauty of the wood. The crisp right angles and straight lines make this bedroom set ideal for practically any contemporary bedroom style.
The centerpiece of the Loft Collection is the ultra minimalist bed. It has quite unique legs, which draws attention to it but in a way that doesnt distract from the rest of the room. It’s bold and beautiful but not in your face. The case pieces are expertly crafted and unassuming. They are versatile enough to transform as your aesthetic tastes change.
Why we love the Loft Bedroom Furniture Collection:
-The Minimalist bed reduces clutter in your bedroom.
-It’s unique geometric look stands out from traditional bedroom furniture
-It’s perfect for both husband and wife
-It’s extremely versatile
-It’s better for the environment
-It’s reasonably priced
-It’s guaranteed for life
-It’s made in Vermont and supports the local woodworking community
-It’s just plain beautiful
The Loft bedroom furniture collection is expertly crafted in Vermont using sustainably harvested solid wood. Each piece is custom crafted to ensure the highest standard of quality. An eco-friendly, hand applied oil finish tops off the artistry of this design. If you like it as much as we do, why not make it your own? Shop it online or give us a call at 888-390-5571/contact us with your questions.
If you share your bedroom with your spouse, space can get tight quite easily. Especially when it comes to dresser space. While one option is to get separate dressers all together (although that might end up taking up more of your bedroom space) there are several dresser options that can accommodate your storage needs! We’ve hand picked five 10-Drawer dressers that are ideal for sharing, or if you’re anything like me, perfect for storing your never ending collection of clothes. These solid wood 10-drawer dressers are all expertly handcrafted in Vermont, from sustainably harvested wood.
1) Our large his and hers Modern American 10-Drawer Dresser #2 features smooth clean contemporary lines. This dresser shown has a two-tone look with natural cherry hardwood with black walnut accents. It’s a perfect piece for sharing, with enough storage space for everyone! The unique styling of the drawer pulls gives this 10-drawer dresser a chic, zen style look– a must have for the asian furniture lover. What’s even better about this piece is that it can fit both a masculine or feminine space, keeping everyone happy.
2) Our Contemporary Cable 10-Drawer Dresser features solid hardwood construction and traditional joinery. Unique cable pulls complement the Contemporary Cable Platform Bed. It’s unique styling makes it the perfect dresser for the modern or contemporary designed bedroom. The 4 smaller drawers at the top are large enough to store your socks & undergarments, while the remaining 8 drawers provide an ample amount of storage for your clothes!
3) Our high quality solid wood Modern Shaker 10-Drawer Dresser is the ultimate in bedroom storage. This shaker dresser features a modern twist on shaker style, and is versatile enough to match the decor of any bedroom.
4) Copeland’s large, luxurious, cherry wood, Monterey 10 Drawer Dresser fuses American Art’s & Crafts style with modern Japanese and Asian design. Handmade with natural cherry wood, this large, high end dresser can be customized online with your choice of 5 shades of cherry. It’s sleek styling makes it a must have for those looking to save bedroom space.
5) This solid wood Contemporary Craftsman 10-Drawer Dresser features floating panel sides with gentle arches. It’s sturdy, handcrafted, and absolutely stunning. The 10 large drawers make it a great choice for the clothes collector who can never get enough space!
Shopping for top quality hardwood furniture? We encourage customers to take their time and learn to enjoy the details that make fine wood furniture an heirloom you family will cherish for generations. This short guide tells you what to look for in your fine wood furniture, including types of hardwoods, joinery and finishes.
America’s Top Hardwood Choices for Fine Furniture
The American Hardwood Information Center lists 23 different species of American hardwoods including alder, ash, aspen, basswood, beech, cottonwood, hickory, sassafras and elm. The following are time tested favorites for American made hardwood furniture.
American Black Cherry
Cherry wood is a reddish brown hardwood with a smooth, fine grain. It’s perhaps the most prized furniture hardwood in America. People are often surprised to learn that natural cherry wood furniture changes colors over time– quite a bit actually. It starts out as a light-toned wood and darkens as it is exposed to light.
Sugar or Hard Maple
Sugar Maple Wood (aka: hard maple) is usually light reddish brown in the center or heartwood but sometimes considerably darker (dark maple is often mistaken for cherry wood). Maple sapwood is typically white with a slight reddish-brown tinge. Maple is heavy, strong, stiff, hard, and resistant to shock. It has a fine, uniform texture with generally straight grain, but variations such as curly, wavy, rippled, birdseye, tiger, flame or fiddleback grain occur and are often selected for specialty custom artisan furniture.
Oak has been the wood of choice for many of America’s most beloved mission and craftsman-style furniture makers, like Gustav Stickley, Greene and Greene and Frank Lloyd Wright. Oak is a solid, sturdy and very durable hardwood with generally uniform coarse texture and prominent rays in the grain. Oak wood may darken slightly over time, taking on more amber tones however the change is very subtle, unlike the significant color change with cherry wood.
American Black Walnut
Black walnut wood is the only dark North American wood. It’s prized by woodworkers for it’s strength, grain and color which is a rich chocolate brown– with occasional purple tones. There are over 20 species of walnut trees but it is the Eastern Black Walnut tree (aka: American Walnut) that is native to North America and is used for our American made walnut furniture.
If real top quality American hardwoods are important to you, be aware that imposters are everywhere. Much of the “maple”, “walnut”, “oak” and “real cherry furniture” on the market today is actually made from cheaper woods like rubberwood, poplar, alder or other fast-growing wood alternatives. They are often illegally clear-cut from the world’s rapidly disappearing rainforests, then bleached, texturized and stained to look like American hardwoods. When considering a purchase of wood furniture from large “American furniture companies” like Bassett, Broyhill, Lane, Lazy Boy, Kincaid, Ethan Allan, Thomasville, Pennsylvania House, Drexel, Heritage, American Drew and Pottery Barn– be sure to ask what the wood species is and where it was grown. You may be surprised by the response.
If you’re in the market for solid hardwood furniture, what’s your favorite wood? Let us know on Facebook or in the comments section below.
Next up: Quality Hardwood Furniture Buyers Guide, Part II: all about fine furniture finishes, joinery & solid wood vs veneers.
Shopping for custom crafted wood furniture can be a long process. From the decision making about sizes, stains, and all of the other options that go into our furniture, to the time to actually make and deliver the furniture–the process can take several months. While the wait is well worth it (considering the furniture was made just for you by an expert craftsmen), if you’re in a hurry for something beautiful, our in stock furniture is the perfect option.
The furniture pieces available in stock reflect our our current inventory at Stonehurst, our Vernon, VT furniture gallery. We strive to have representative works from all the Vermont workshops we carry. Showroom pieces are available as cash and carry or they can be shipped to your home (shipping charges may apply! The in stock furniture available at Stonehurst represents all four rooms (bedroom, dining room, home office, and living room) plus a great selection of outdoor furniture.
Our in stock furniture pieces are just as beautiful and well made as the rest of our furniture available online, and we’d love for you to make the visit to Stonehurst to see it yourself, take pictures, and experience it’s beauty and quality before you buy.
Hundreds of Solid Wood Beds with Unique Features; Which Bed Style is Best For Your Bedroom?
We have over 70 beds in our online gallery with countless option choices. This gives our customers the ability to customize their bed to fit their bedroom style! The heart of a bedroom is, of course, the bed. No matter it’s style, size, age, or wood type– the framework consisting of a headboard, foot board, rails and slats is the absolute foundation of your dream bedroom. Let our guide help you choose a bed style that is right for your space:
Slat beds have wide wood boards (slats) that are evenly spaced on the headboard and footboard. The straight slats make clean lines, creating a traditional style bed. Slat boards paired with subtle curves (as seen on the Patti Smith Wide-Slat Bed shown below) gives the bed an artistic flair.
Spindle beds can be identified by the thin pieces of wood evenly spaced on the headboard and footboard. Our online gallery features spindle beds that have footboards, and spindle beds without footboards. The spindles create a light, airy look to the bed. It is a great option for people who love the minimalistic look, but want a little bit of the arts and crafts style too. Spindle beds work both in contemporary and traditional homes.
Platform beds have a low profile because there is no need for a box spring. Stylistically, platform beds are extremely minimalistic. These modern beds have simple headboards, and most platform beds do not have footboards. These beds are perfect for a contemporary or modern home.
Sleigh beds are named exactly for how they look- like a sleigh. They are identified by the elegant slanted headboard and footboard. Our online gallery has modern sleigh beds, like the Castleton Incline Sleigh Bed and the Copeland Sarah Sleigh Beds. More traditional sleigh bed styles in our gallery include the Vermont Shaker Sleigh Bed and the Classic Sleigh Bed. The difference between our modern and our traditional sleigh beds is that the traditional sleigh beds have more dramatic curves.
Panel beds are sturdily constructed, and feature a robust styled look. Our online gallery features two types of panel beds: flat panel and raised panel. The flat panel beds feature level wood panels on the headboard and footboard. Raised panel beds feature headboards and footboards with beveled panels, creating a more 3-dimensional look. These traditional style beds are perfect for those who enjoy solid headboards and footboards.
Poster beds are identified by their distinct tall columns, and in history have been associated with royalty or wealth. We have two different four-poster beds in our online gallery: Renfrew Pencil Post Bed and Vermont Shaker Four Poster Bed. The Renfrew features slender, fluted posts that can be connected by a fabric canopy. The Vermont Shaker features clean lines with a canopy frame. The frame, unlike the Renfrew, is connected at the top. Poster beds are perfect for Colonial homes.
Beds with storage offer convenient, inconspicuous storage. The under bed storage can save some floor space in your bedroom by eliminating a dresser or chest, or the extra storage can free up a portion of your jam-packed closet. We covered storage beds in more detail in a previous blog post.
Which of these beautiful solid wood bed styles fits your bedroom? Personally, I love storage beds! Let us know in the comments section or send us a tweet!