Contemporary Cable Bedroom Furniture | Wood and Metal Design
With it’s creative combination of wood and metal, the Contemporary Cable Bedroom Furniture set is a best seller among interior designers looking to furnish renovated industrial spaces that are now upscale apartments and condos.

Metal and Wood Furniture Design

We introduced our eco-friendly Contemporary Cable Collection just a couple weeks ago but this high end, modern metal and wood furniture is already becoming a best seller.  Customers shopping for a unique blend of Vermont style craftsmanship and sophisticated urban design are studying this furniture set.  They like the clean look, the inlaid aluminum accent bars and the braided stainless steel drawer pulls.

Metal and Wood Furniture | Modern Bedroom Set | American Made in Vermont
This handcrafted Contemporary Cable Bedroom Furniture Collection features real solid cherry wood construction, aluminum accent bars inlaid into drawer fronts and braided stainless steel drawer pulls.  The combination of wood and metal is a creative solution for interior designers looking to add warmth to renovated industrial spaces and loft apartments.

Warm Wooden Furniture Meets Renovated Industrial Factory Spaces

One of our designer friends found this solid wood furniture to be the perfect answer for clients who are moving into a renovated factory space in Montreal.  Their luxury apartment has concrete floors and exposed metal duct work suspended from an 18 foot tall ceiling.  The owners wanted high end, natural wood furniture to warm up their space but they also wanted to incorporate some of the post-industrial character of the room.  The combination of solid wood, aluminum inlays and stainless steel cable drawer pulls in the furniture set brings the whole design concept together.

Contemporary Cable Bed | High End Wood and Metal Furniture | Sustainable | Handmade
The combination of solid cherry wood, a natural hand-rubbed oil finish and braided stainless steel lines across the headboard and foot board of the Contemporary Cable Bed pulls together typical wood and metal design elements of renovated industrial factory spaces.

Green Design Considerations

The fact that the Contemporary Cable Collection is built with sustainably harvested wood and finished with a natural hand-rubbed oil was also important to these home owners.  They had made conscious decisions to go green in their selection of a renovated dwelling that was part of a neighborhood revitalization project.  So handmade, natural furniture fits into the green lifestyle they are embracing.

What do you think about this metal and wood furniture?  Would it fit into your bedroom design?

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.

Special Bedroom Furniture Promotion

Vermont Made Hardwood Bedroom Furniture

Are you bummed that you missed out on our Fall Bedroom Furniture Sale? It just ended this week. It happens to us all when we’re making big purchases- we keep telling ourselves, “I’ll buy it tomorrow.” Then, when it’s finally “tomorrow” the sale is over. This time you’re in luck; we’ve extended your “tomorrow” so that you can still get a great deal on new solid wood bedroom furniture. We have decided to add a bonus bedroom sale for the next two weeks! This special bedroom furniture promotion will run concurrent with our American Made Dining Furniture Sale.

Until November 13th when you purchase one of our hardwood beds, you will save 20% on two high end nightstands to go with it! Copeland Furniture pieces are excluded from this promotion; however, we have the lowest prices guaranteed on their furniture!

With this special bedroom furniture promotion, over half of the items in our online gallery are on sale! This is not the time to tell yourself, “I’ll buy tomorrow.” Start shopping for your new fine wood bedroom furniture today. Our heirloom quality furniture features timeless styling and sturdy construction, so you will enjoy your hardwood furniture for years to come (lifetime guaranteed). Every piece is crafted right here in Vermont with sustainably harvested woods, and made just for you! Your new bedroom furniture can be made in your choice of natural Cherry, Maple, Walnut, or Oak woods. With a wide range of bedroom furniture styles, from shaker style to modern, you will find pieces to perfectly compliment your home.

This bedroom furniture promotional sale ends at midnight on November 13th. Conveniently, securely, and easily shop from your home by visiting our online gallery. Feel free to speak to our furniture specialists through our Live Chat option if you have questions about our furniture, the styles, or the woods. You can find the Live Chat option in the top right corner of our online gallery. Or, if you prefer, give us a call at 802-275-5174* to order by phone or to discuss your questions about our Vermont Made, solid wood furniture.

 

*Please note that this not our toll free number. Our toll free number is currently out of service due to Hurricane Sandy. We are working to correct this issue as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience. 

 

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.

Modern American Dining Furniture

Looking for real hardwood dining furniture?

Authentic, solid wood dining furniture can be difficult to find. The Internet often times misleads customers into thinking that all furniture websites carry real hardwood dining furniture. Most of the time the “real” wood furniture is really just plywood painted to look like the real thing. At Vermont Woods Studios we work extremely hard to educate our customers about quality wood furniture, and make them aware of the benefits of buying it.

All of our fine wood furniture is crafted in Vermont using sustainably harvested natural cherry, maple, oak, or walnut woods. The premium hardwood converts beautifully into dining furniture, which has the durability to last for generations. In fact, we are confident enough in our dining furniture that we back it with a lifetime guarantee!

If you’ve been thinking about new hardwood dining furniture, let us help you find the perfect pieces. Our online gallery offers 60 tables, and almost as many chair styles, so we’re sure you can find the perfect dining furniture for your home. If you’re unsure about what type of table shape is best for your home, be sure to read our recent blog post “Selecting the Right Dining Table Shape for your Home Decor.” Additionally, our furniture specialists would be happy to assist you through our live chat option on our website, or over the telephone.

For the next two weeks our American Made dining furniture is on sale! You can save big on our natural hardwood dining tables, chairs, hutches, and buffets in a variety of styles. This sale is a great opportunity to add a piece of furniture to your existing dining set, or to completely transform your dining room.  If you’re planning to upgrade all of your dining furniture, check out our handmade dining furniture setsSave 10% on one piece, 15% on two pieces, and 20% off three or more pieces, plus free shipping! Start browsing our online gallery securely, easily and conveniently today. If you prefer, contact us at 802-275-5174 to order by phone or discuss your questions about our furniture. This sale ends at midnight on November 13th. 

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.

Hardwood Furniture | High Quality | American Made in Vermont
High quality, real solid hardwood furniture is expensive, no doubt about it.   But customers are still buying this cherry and walnut bedroom furniture set and other hardwood furniture pieces.  Their reasons have to do with longevity, value and beauty.

Top 3 Reasons To Buy Hardwood Furniture

High quality, real solid hardwood furniture is expensive, no doubt about it.  It’s not for everyone.  College students are more likely to find suitable furniture at IKEA- that’s for sure.  But if you landed on this blog post, you’re probably a homeowner looking to feather your nest for the long term, right?  Well we talk to people like you everyday and so we’ve learned a few things about why our customers are looking to buy hardwood furniture.

First – It’s Beautiful

Check out our cherry and walnut hardwood bedroom furniture set.  You just don’t get this kind of smooth, refined patina on pine, spruce or other soft wood furniture.  When hardwoods are sanded properly and finished with a clear, non-toxic lacquer or hand-rubbed natural oil, you can run your hands over the wood and it almost feels like skin.  No softwood, metal or plastic furniture can give the same tactile sensation that high quality, handmade hardwood furniture does.

Second – It’s Durable and Lasts a Lifetime

Hardwoods like cherry, walnut, maple and oak wood are from deciduous trees that grow slower than coniferous softwood trees like pine, spruce, larch and fir.  Thus hardwoods are typically more dense, heavy, durable and, well… hard.  They also are fairly non – resinous and close grained so they don’t leak sap and split like pine does.  If you take care of your hardwood furniture it will hold up beautifully for many years, even many generations.  We are confident enough in our hardwood furniture to back it with a lifetime guarantee.

Third – It’s a Natural, Organic Part of a Healthy Home

Many people, especially those with young children are looking for natural, organic furniture to be a part of their healthy homes.  They often talk to us about where their furniture comes from too.  Hardwood furniture that’s made in America is typically built with wood that’s sustainably harvested from well-managed American forests.  Families enjoy breaking bread over a dinner table that’s made in harmony with nature.

Bonus Reason!  It’s Economical in the Long Run

OK, I said Top 3 Reasons, but here’s a fourth that I just can’t walk away from.  In the long run, high quality hardwood furniture is cheaper to buy than other types of furniture– even IKEA’s.  Consider how many times you’ll have to buy a bedroom set or dining furniture over your lifetime if you’re always buying something cheap.  We’ve had lots of customers who tell us they’ve been sleeping on a mattress on the floor for a few years while they save up to buy a high quality hardwood bed.  I can relate to that.

What are your reasons for searching for hardwood furniture?  Let us know in the comments section below or on our 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.

Cherry Furniture: How To Find The Real Thing Online or in Local Stores
I just did a Google search for “cherry furniture” and these are the products that came up on Google’s sponsored ads.  Guess how many of these pieces are actually made of real cherry wood?

What Does Real Cherry Furniture Look Like?

I just did a Google search for “cherry furniture” and above are the products that came up on Google’s sponsored ads.  Guess how many of these pieces are actually made of real cherry wood?  None.  Hard to believe isn’t it?  Not a single one of these pieces looks even remotely like cherry.  I can’t figure out why furniture makers get it so wrong but the error is absolutely pervasive in the world of imported furniture.  In fact, many times when customers come to us for real cherry furniture, they ask us to apply a dark stain to our natural cherry products to make them match their imported “cherry furniture” (Vermont furniture makers actually break down and cry when we ask them to stain cherry wood, by the way).

So I thought I’d post a couple photos so you can see what real, natural cherry wood furniture looks like.  Below is our American Shaker Bedroom Furniture Collection.  You can see that the wood color is much lighter than any of the imported fake cherry furniture shown above.  Why is that?

Well, cherry wood actually changes color!  It darkens with age.  Below is of a brand new natural cherry wood bedroom set.

New Cherry Wood Bedroom Furniture Set | Light Pink Color Tones
This is a brand new cherry wood bedroom furniture set.  The wood has a light color with pink tones but it won’t stay this way for long.

The same natural cherry wood bed and bedroom set after 6 months of exposure to light looks like this:

Darkened Cherry Wood in Solid Cherry Bedroom Set | Natural Sunlight Effect
This is the same cherry wood bed you see above, but it has been exposed to natural sunlight for about 6 months.  Light exposure “ripens” cherry wood creating a rich, reddish brown color and patina.

Quite a difference isn’t it?  Both beds have the same coating– it’s a hand rubbed natural linseed oil finish.  It’s the exposure to sunlight that darkens (or ripens) cherry and transforms it from a light color to a rich, dark reddish brown.

Another way to tell if your furniture is made of real organic cherry is to look for mineral deposits.  These are small black flecks in the grain where tiny amounts of sap were stored by the tree.  Mineral deposits (or pitch pockets) are natural and randomly occurring.  They are part of what makes each cherry piece unique.  Many times, imported furniture that’s called “cherry” is made with inferior woods that undergo a multi-step chemical process of bleaching, texturizing and staining in an attempt to achieve the classic ripened cherry color.  Even if the color does come out close to real cherry, the wood will be absent of cherry’s characteristic mineral deposits– the telltale sign of a fake.

So which do you prefer?  New cherry, ripened cherry or fake cherry?  Let us know in the comments section below or weigh in on our 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.