Eco Friendly Furniture Article by Anthony Chiaravallo of Conscious Connection
Anthony Chiaravallo of Conscious Connection profiled me and our eco-friendly furniture in his magazine this week.  Thanks Anthony!

Big thanks to Anthony A. Chiaravallo, Founder & CEO of Conscious Connection Magazine for featuring Vermont Woods Studios sustainable, eco friendly furniture this week.  Conscious Connection is widely regarded as the leading cultural creative magazine.  It spotlights a “global community of thought leaders, entrepreneurs and visionaries advocating for global peace, personal transformation and eco-creative living”.

Kelsey and Anthony have been collaborating on CC’s Creative Home Living Series that focuses on incorporation of sustainably and locally sourced products into the home.  We join green living expert Susan Inglis of the Sustainable Furnishings Council SFC,  earth conscious designer Barry Dixon and many others in Anthony’s series on green home design.

Check out this beautifully-designed and thought-provoking venue if you’re looking for the latest on:  Social Business, Health and Fitness, Eco Design and Creative Lifestyle.  If you love it as much as we do, let Anthony know on his Facebook.

 

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.

Outdoor Rocking Chairs | All Weather Porch and Patio Furniture
The view from our porch at Stonehurst hardly looks like this one, but ever-optimistic customers are still stocking up on outdoor rocking chairs, in spite of the rainy start to summer.

If you follow us on Facebook, you’ll know that we’ve been suffering from one deluge after another this “summer”.   The view from our porch hardly looks like the one our POLYWOOD rockers are looking at above.  No… our view is all mud puddles and raindrops.  But our ever optimistic sales and customer service staff isn’t letting that get them down.

I guess our customers aren’t giving up on having a summer either because these POLYWOOD Presidential Outdoor Rockers were our best sellers last week.

Kelsey took this picture of our Sales and Customer Service staff the other day.  From left: Michelle, Liz, Douglas, Sean, and Loryn.  They are trying to charm the sun into coming out from behind the clouds.

A couple years ago, in response to customer requests for outdoor furniture, we selected POLYWOOD as the best all weather furniture to meet their needs. Customers wanted sturdy, maintenance free, all weather porch, patio, pool and beach furniture.  And we wanted a product we could guarantee for a lifetime, just like we guarantee our wood furniture.

POLYWOOD came out on top of a number of outdoor furniture lines we evaluated.  It’s heavy construction is sturdy and durable– it won’t blow off the beach, deck, patio or into the pool.  POLYWOOD withstands extreme heat, freezing cold, salty air, and corrosive chemicals so you can leave it outside all year and never have to worry about where to store it.  There’s no more mold, mildew, weathering, cracking or warping with POLYWOOD and no painting, staining, waterproofing, stripping or resurfacing.

In addition to all that, POLYWOOD is a great value– it’s a product you will never have to replace.  And best of all, for our  eco-friendly furniture lovers– POLYWOOD is made of recycled plastic milk jugs.

There’s only one downside of POLYWOOD– it can’t seem to stop the rain.

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.

Solid Wood Bookcases | Custom Handcrafted in Vermont | American Made
I know everyone thinks all customer reviews are phoney — and for good reason:  most of them are.  But ours are real and below are the verbatim thoughts of our new friends in Austin, Texas who are oh so happy with their new solid wood bookcases, custom crafted here in Vermont.

Michelle just forwarded me this customer review on our solid wood bookcases:

Hi Michelle,   We just wanted you to know how pleased we are with our bookshelf!  It is just beautiful, and exactly what we hoped it would be.  The construction and craftsmanship is first class, and we could not be happier with it.  Please extend our thanks to your outstanding craftsmen/craftswomen for a job well done!   We plan to post some very favorable comments about the work you did for us on your website.  Is there any other way we could help “spread the word” about the great products and service you are providing, that would be helpful to your business?  We want to do all we can to encourage and support builders of fine, American-made, furniture like Vermont Woods Studios.   Best regards,   Raymond and Bobbie S, Austin, Texas

What a great way to start the day, right?  We’re sending our sincere thanks out to Raymond and Bobbie and also beginning to work on a webpage for them and other Vermont Woods Studios fans to publicly gush about Vermont’s fine furniture.  Have any other feedback or suggestions for how we can make the most of your testimonials?  Post your comments on our Furniture Testimonials page, in the space below, or better yet on our Facebook.

Looking for more detail about how customers like their Vermont made furniture?  Check out these other blog posts:

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.

Home Office and Living Room Furniture on Sale
Sean will be staffing the showroom this weekend during our Home Office and Living Room Furniture Sale.  Give him a call or stop by — we don’t want him to get lonely.

With the weekend forecast bringing 90F+ weather, you may just find yourself inside taking refuge in the living room.  And then while you’re sipping an ice cold, Vermont brewed Woodchuck Hard Cider (that’s Kelsey’s favorite) or a Long Trail (Dennis’ favorite) in front of the TV, you may start wishing you had a beautiful new entertainment center or media console.  Or a couple handcrafted cherry end tables to set your drink on.  Well if that happens, you’re in luck!  Living room furniture and home office furniture are on sale at Vermont Woods Studios today through June 13th.

Now’s your chance to update your living room or home office with real wood furniture and timeless Vermont styling that shows off the beauty of natural wood.  Take 10% off any single piece, 15% on two pieces, or 20% on three or more pieces of furniture*(plus free shipping).  Your new solid wood furniture will be crafted especially for you in your choice of natural Cherry, Maple, Walnut, or Oak woods.  Each piece of furniture is solidly built to last for generations and backed by a lifetime guarantee.

You can customize your new living room coffee table, TV stand, bookcase, desk, or wood filing cabinet online or if you prefer, contact us at 888-390-5571 to order by phone or discuss your questions.  Sean will be staffing the showroom this weekend.  Give him a call or stop by, even if it’s just so he doesn’t get lonely.

As always, Copeland and POLYWOOD furniture are excluded from the sale but that’s only because we have a low price guarantee on them every day. 

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.

Classic Adirondack Chairs | American Made by Polywood
If you want to feel like you’re vacationing at one of the Adirondack’s Great Camps, check our our Classic Adirondack Furniture collection.  These are pretty authentic replicas of the original Adirondack chair designed by Thomas Lee in Westport, NY back in 1903. 

Memorial Day weekend is the time we start thinking about where to go for summer vacation.  Summers are so beautiful (and short) here in Vermont, that many of us don’t go away for vacations.  We tool around here in the Green Mountain State… maybe taking occasional trips to the coast of Maine or other scenic spots around New England.

But whether we’re doing a micro-vacation after work in the back yard or heading to Lake Champlain for the weekend, the Adirondack Chair is considered essential equipment in Vermont.  So with the school year coming to a close and warm weather settling in (well, at least it’s forecast for the coming week), I thought I’d post a quick rundown of some of our most popular Adirondack chairs.  Grab a Long Trail or a margarita while you browse through the selection:

Classic Adirondack Chairs (above)

If you want to feel like you’re vacationing at one of the Great Camps of Lake Placid or Saratoga Springs, then you’ll have to check our our Classic Adirondack Furniture collection.  These are pretty authentic replicas of the original Adirondack chair designed by Thomas Lee in Westport, NY back in 1903.  Comfy and roomy, this outdoor furniture can be customized online in 7 different traditional colors:  teak, sand, mahogany, white, black, green and gray.  The collection includes a tete-A-tete group, a love seat, gliders, rockers, dining furniture and a folding Adirondack chair in addition to the chairs shown above.

Long Island Adirondack Chairs | Made in America by Polywood | Recycled Plastic
Long Island Adirondack Chairs are a modern take-off on classic Adirondack furniture.  Bright and cheerful, this outdoor collection can be customized online in 14 vibrant colors.

Long Island Adirondack Chairs (above)

The Long Island Adirondack Furniture collection is a modern take-off on classic Adirondack furniture.  Bright and cheerful, this outdoor collection can be customized online in 14 different colors: light or dark blue, tangerine orange, lemon yellow, lime green, sunset red, teak, mahogany, sand, white, black, forest green or slate grey.

Polywood Seashell Adirondack Rockers | American Made
POLYWOOD Seashell Adirondack Rockers are oversized and up to 50% heavier than the Long Island and South Beach rockers.  Made in America of recycled plastic and guaranteed for a lifetime of use.

Seashell Adirondack Chairs (above)

The Seashell Adirondack Furniture collection is a more high end set, with the main distinction being the size of the pieces.  Seashell pieces are over-sized and up to 50% heavier that the Classic Adirondack and Long Island pieces.  Great for coastal areas where you’ll never have to worry about losing them to the tide or a strong wind!  Available in traditional colors only:  teak, mahogany, sand, white, black, forest green or slate grey.

Polywood South Beach Furniture | Adirondack Chaise Lounge | American Made
P South Beach Furniture collection includes this Adirondack Chaise Lounge.  Customize it online in one of 14 different colors.  Add a Sunbrella cushion for added comfort.

South Beach Adirondack Chairs (above)

The South Beach Adirondack Furniture collection looks much like the Seashell style but it’s smaller, lighter and less expensive. Customize South Beach chairs online in all 14 colors, including the vibrant blues, greens, red and yellow.  The chaise lounge in this collection is shared with the Seashell collection– as I don’t think you would want one any bigger (it weighs in at a hefty 53 pounds).

Kids Furniture | Outdoor Dining Furniture for Children | Polywood Adirondack Style

What is more exciting for kids than having pint-sized furniture of their own?  POLYWOOD has 3 different Adirondack pieces designed specially for the younger generation:  A Kids Picnic Table, a Child-Size Round Dining Table and the South Beach Kids Adirondack Chair.

 

 

 

 

Adirondack Furniture for Kids (above)

What is more exciting for kids than having pint-sized furniture of their own? POLYWOOD has 3 different Adirondack pieces designed specially for the younger generation:

When the summer’s over, you can leave POLYWOOD furniture outside without worry.  It’s impervious to rain, snow, ice, and salt water and carries buyer protection warranties you won’t find with other outdoor furniture.

So that’s the skinny on hefty, POLYWOOD Adirondack furniture for your summer vacation pleasure.  Now it’s time to start scheduling your time off.  Grab your calendar and another Long Trail.

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.