Vermont-disaster-relief-donate It’s been over two weeks since Hurricane Irene blew through Vermont destroying homes, businesses, roads and wildlife habitats.  Since then Vermonters and good samaritans from throughout the region have been working around the clock to rebuild and restore the area.  I’m amazed at how fast the roads are being rebuilt.  Route 9 between Brattleboro and Bennington was ripped to smitherenes but, with the help of the National Guard and others, our incredible road crews have already gotten it passable. Shannon said she even got to drive on a newly paved stretch of Route 9 on her way in today.

 

Shaker-furniture-sale But there is much work left to do.  As with all disasters the news media moves on, but so many people are still in need of assistance.  At Vermont Woods Studios Furniture we are trying to think of ways to help.  One thing we are doing is donating 100% of profits from all furniture sold online or in our showroom this Saturday, September 17.  If you have been thinking about buying furniture, this would be a great time to do it!  All of our Shaker Furniture is on sale that day; we have 6 Dining Room Sets on Sale that can be installed in your home for Thanksgiving Dinner plus (how cool is this?) our donation will be matched by local employer Entergy-VY.  Talk about leveraging your hard-earned money. So it could be a win for you and others– in a big way.  If the promotion is successful, we’ll sponsor similar events periodically to continue to help out where we can.

Thanks for your continued well-wishes as Vermonters work to rebuild after the storm.

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.

By Dennis Shanoff

Shaker-furniture-sale For those of you that live in four seasons land you may agree with me when I say fall is in the air. Here in Vermont you can find some leaves already changing color and you just may be taking the screens out and closing the windows at sunset. And not to mention the shorter daylight hours… So this just may be the time you shift your thoughts towards those indoor projects.

 

Well if updating some of your home furnishings are on your ‘to do” list and you appreciate the beauty and timeless styling of Shaker Furniture we just may have what you are looking for? If that is the case then you will be glad to hear that starting today all of our Vermont Made Shaker Style Furniture collections and pieces are on Sale.

So if you are interested please browse our online gallery where you will find 6 Shaker Style Furniture collections which include dozens of finely crafted Shaker inspired pieces for every room in the home. And all our Shaker furniture is traditionally handcrafted in Vermont and is available in Cherry, Walnut and Maple hardwoods. And did I mention every piece is delivered for free and backed with a lifetime guarantee!

We welcome you to visit our online “Finest of Vermont” Shaker Furniture Gallery! Hope you enjoy your visit and please get in touch with us if there is anything we can assist you with. Thanks for visiting us today!

And also those of you who might be interested in getting a new dining room set delivered by Thanksgiving (and save a bundle!) should check out our "Dining Furniture Sets" Sale. Just order by September 30th to ensure Thanksgiving delivery. Get all the details on our sale page

Note! Like us on Facebook and you can save additional $50! (And learn about handmade wood furniture, new designs, upcoming sales, and other happenings here and throughout Vermont)

 

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.

By Dennis Shanoff

Each year it seems that the next holiday’s items are available in the store earlier and earlier. For instance most of us are probably not thinking about Halloween right now but I’ll bet you can find plenty of Halloween merchandise on many store shelves right now.

So it’s possible that you are not quite thinking about Thanksgiving just yet?  But perhaps it’s your turn to host the big Thanksgiving dinner this year?  Or maybe relatives or friends are coming in for the holidays?  But if your old dining room table or other dining room pieces are no longer up to the task then it is really not too soon to start thinking about getting some new furniture.

And as it takes some time for fine furniture to be built and delivered, thinking about buying new dining room furniture now, over 12 weeks out from the Holiday is actually a really good idea. After all, the highest demand placed on a dining room certainly has to be Thanksgiving and Christmas. And getting it all in place well ahead of time should prevent unnecessary stress. Industry statistics show that most consumers think of and begin their new dining room furniture search & shopping in November. Now that may work if one is willing to take the floor or popular in stock models but if it is more distinctive furniture you are after then putting much more decision and purchase time on your side makes sense. So we at Vermont Woods Studios Furniture have decided to put all our fine wood dining room furniture on sale now through September 6th! If it’s high quality, American Made, real wood furniture you are considering then the next two weeks is the best time to buy and save up to 15% (plus Free Shipping)!  And with its timeless styling and sturdy construction this is furniture you can enjoy holiday after holiday and share with your family for generations. You can hop over to our online dining furniture gallery to see our large selection of wood dining tables, dining chairs, sideboards, hutches and buffets. And ordering now will ensure delivery before Thanksgiving and allow you time to enjoy it before the crowds arrive!

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.

By Dennis Shanoff

Home-office-living-sale If you are now on your second “big box store” office desk and looking to replace this wobbly one once and for all you might want to consider a real wood desk (one that you can use and enjoy for many carefree years). Same goes for that TV entertainment center. Are the door hinges just barely hanging on? Or maybe your bookcase shelves are bowing under the weight of your book collection? And how would you like your new real wood desk or entertainment center to arrive fully assembled (our Vermont made furniture arrives assembled).  We probably all have purchased one of those big box store desks, bookcases or entertainment centers that come in a giant heavy box filled with dozens of screws, nuts and bolts. Which one goes where? And after a few frustrating hours of assembly you have some furniture that at best is functional. Well for the time being!

 

And of course nothing can match the beauty, styling and sturdiness of real wood. Beautiful and interesting wood grain can never be simulated and stains or dyes could never match the natural color of real wood. Sure real wood, crafted in America furniture costs more but when you consider you will never have to buy it again it suddenly becomes the real bargain!

 

So starting today our Vermont, American made real wood living room and home office furniture is on sale. From now through August 23rd you can save up to 15% plus receive free shipping! And you may also be happy to know that along with getting a great value and beautifying your home you are supporting a local US economy plus helping preserve our natural resources by buying lasting furniture made with domestic, sustainably harvested woods. Oh, one last note! If you visit our online furniture galley and do not see exactly what you want, most of our pieces can be modified in size and configuration. Or if you just want to chat more about real wood furniture just drop us a line!

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.

Vermont-antique-furnitureVermont furniture lovers take note:  this Saturday, August 13, one of the largest known collections of Vermont-made antiques is going on the auction block at Skinner, Inc. in Marlborough, Mass.  Bob and Barbara Levine of Greenwich, CT amassed this elegant collection over 35 years and are retired and downsizing.  So now is your big chance!

Odds are, because of the economy, there will be some once-in-a-lifetime bargains.  Check out this Classical Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Sofa.  It is presumed to be made by Nahum Parker in Middlebury, Vermont nearly 200 years ago– around 1825.  What an incredible piece!  And there are about 50 other stunning pieces in the collection.  Preview and bidding can be done online as well as in person.  The Bennington Banner has details.

 

 

Fainting-couch-steve-holman For all you fine furniture afficionados, isn't it great to know that this same level of craftsmanship continues to be practiced in Vermont today?  Have a look at this gorgeous fainting couch created by Steve Holman.  Who said they're not making things like they used to?  Whoever did needs to visit us in Vermont.

Check out more extraordinary custom artisan furniture pieces made by the world's finest furniture makers.  Vermont truly is the Fine Furniture Capital of America!

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.