Walnut-slab-table-custom Our friend Greg Goodman made this beautiful Live Edge Custom Walnut Slab Table.  Greg has a studio in The Cotton Mill in Brattleboro where he works with fellow woodworker Bela creating some of the finest wood furniture and cabinetry in Vermont.  Greg let us film some of his work recently and we've included it in a short video about Vermont Woods Studios Furniture that's available on our website.  

 

It shows Greg working on a huge slab of catalpa wood, crafting it into a gorgeous custom dining table. In the video he talks about George Nakishima who is a source of inspiration for his slab tables. Nakishima, a Japanese-American woodworker and architect was a pioneer in the art of transforming figured organic wood forms like live edge slabs and burls into custom tables and furniture for the home.

You can watch the video that includes Greg's live edge table creation here.  We'll post additional videos of Greg's work over the next couple weeks.  If you're looking for a live edge table, Greg has the one shown above in his shop now.

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.

Stephen Saint-Onge Every year the Vermont Fine Furniture Festival in Woodstock, VT gets better and better. It's not too early to mark your calendar for this year's Fall show on Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25. Vermont Woods Studios Furniture customers have journeyed from all over New England and as far away as California to attend the show, get to know Vermont's fine furniture makers and place orders for custom crafted furniture made especially for their spaces. 

This year Celebrity Home & Style Designer Stephen Saint-Onge will join us at the Festival and will be a Guest Speaker for the Vermont Woodworking Design Competition.  Stephen has been seen by millions of homeowners with his column House Calls in Better Homes and Gardens magazine and has made numerous television appearances on programs and networks including The Today Show, Oprah, The View, CNN, CBS's The Early Show, Fox News, ESPN and TLC. His work has also been featured in publications such as House Beautiful, In Style, Child, Renovation Style, Real Simple, Elle Decor, Cottage Living, Metropolitan Home, Home, Shape, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal.

House Beautiful magazine named Stephen "one of the top fifteen designers in America."  We are excited to see Stephen at the Fine Furniture Festival this year and hope to see you there too!

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.

Tune in to Brattleboro Radio WKVT 92.7 FM / 1490 AM tomorrow morning from 10-11AM to hear Steve West and me chat all about the work of artisans like Chad Woodruff and Greg Goodman and the fact that Vermont is the fine furniture capitol of America

Many thanks to Steve and Crystal for giving us this opportunity to spread the word about Vermont's awesome furniture makers and our online furniture gallery at Vermont Woods Studios.

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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Where is the handmade wood furniture capitol of the USA?  Would you be surprised if I told you it was Vermont?  Many people are: they think of North Carolina as being the center of American made furniture and thirty years ago it was.  But times have changed. 

Over the past three decades, North Carolina companies have outsourced the vast majority of their furniture making to China and other third world countries.  Big name furniture makers that we associate with the American made brand like Thomasville, Drexel Heritage and Broyhill are no longer making much furniture in the USA.

 

 

Vermont, with an unofficial count of some 2000 furniture makers has stepped in to become the fine handmade wood furniture capitol of America.  Take a tour through Vermont's country roads and you'll find small workshops dotted throughout the countryside with old-world proprietors ready to welcome you into our world of traditional handmade furniture making. 

Fine handmade wood furniture is an investment you will always be able to enjoy and pass down to your family for many generations.  Check out Vermont Woods Studios to see a sampling of Vermont's fine furniture makers and give us a call to arrange a tour of woodworking shops in our state that offer the type of high quality fine furniture you've been longing for.

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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Many thanks to newspaperman extraordinaire, Bob Audette at our hometown newspaper the Brattleboro Reformer who wrote a very informative article about Vermont Woods Studios eco friendly furniture and the artisans who make it.
  Bob placed us right on the front page of the local news section, highlighted the award we received for Best Furniture Website of the Year and included interviews with Jan Bennett, Barb Ackemann of  IrisLines Designs and Tina DuBosque of E-tegrity SEO Consultants.  We appreciate your coverage of our small business and the many people who work to make it the very best place to shop for unique, handcrafted, sustainable furniture.  Thanks Bob!

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.