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If you're shopping for a cabinet or a dresser or really any type of furniture that has doors or drawers, how important is the style of the door or drawer pulls to you? 

Have you ever found a chest or armoire you like, but didn't consider it because the knobs were awful? 

At Vermont Woods Studios, all of our door and drawer pulls are customizable.  You can choose from the custom hardware shown here, or send us your own pulls if you're looking for a more colorful or exotic knob.

I've been looking for a company we can link to that provides American-made, handcrafted door-drawer pulls, knobs and handles you might like, but I haven't found anything yet.  Do you know of anyone? 

I did find a company called Sunburst Knobs that has all kinds of cool knobs.  Theirs are made by artisans in India and each is unique.  Check them out and let me know what you think!

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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Vermont Wood Studios staff will be co-sponsoring our 7th annual Operation Christmas Child
Charity event this Friday,
October 16 at 3:30pm
in the Vernon Elementary School cafeteria

Come help us pack and wrap 150 shoeboxes with toys, candy, clothes, school supplies and more to be distributed to disadvantaged kids both locally and overseas. 

The amazing Kelsey O'Donnell will be on hand from the University of Vermont to lead our activities and make sure everyone is having fun.  Annette Roydon, the Great Organizer, will be assisting Kelsey with automation. And the always cheerful Jan Bennett will be providing constant encouragement and rocking the house down with the finest selection of Christmas carols you've ever heard.

We hope to see you there!  It's always a lot of fun and it's for such a good cause.  Free pizza and drinks to be served!

Many thanks to the employees at Entergy and our own
501(c)(3) non-profit,
Kids Saving the Planet for co-sponsoring this event

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.

Live Edge Walnut Table Slab

We've always offered black walnut as a choice for our Vermont Woods Studios furniture but to be honest, walnut hasn't been very popular these last several years.  I'm not sure why, but lately the tables have turned!  Just in the last few weeks we've had more inquiries for walnut furniture than over the past 2 years.

I think walnut is a stunning hardwood.  It's a chocolate-brown color and generally much more figured than other local woods we work with.  Walnut furniture has great character and richness. 

Black-walnut-tables from Vermont Woods Studios 

Live edge walnut furniture seems to be what's really on fire now.  Our friend and woodworking magician, Dan does a lot of work with live edge walnut.  I think he's going to be very busy this year.

Walnut-slab-table handmade in Vermont How do you like this live edge table?  Greg built this one a couple months ago.  The customer had a hand in designing this live edge showpiece and I love the way it turned out.

Thinking about walnut furniture for your home?  Contact us for ideas!

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.

TV-Media-Center
I've never seen a TV-media center quite like this before.  What do you think?  I love the curves and the sliding tambour doors.  It seems very modern and clean.  You can customize it with a glass door in front so your remote controls will work.  Or choose an even tidier look by ordering wooden doors that pull together completely, hiding all signs of electronics and media.

If your TV room design is all straight lines this might be just the ticket to add warmth and soften it up!

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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We often take weeks or even months to pick out our furniture and make sure it's perfect for our family and our home.  But have you ever wondered where your furniture comes from?  More and more people are feeling that the origin and crafting of their furniture is just as important as the look, style and feel of it.  Families want to know that they have made a socially and environmentally responsible choice with regard to how their furniture is made.

Over the past several years, over half of our handcrafted furniture has been made with natural cherry wood.  It's not a species that grows very well in Vermont so we use wood from the Allegheny forest region of Pennsylvania, which is known for its sustainable forest management practices.

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A few facts about natural cherry wood, courtesy of the American Hardwood Information Center:

  • Cherry is a fruit tree, of course
  • The average cherry tree height is 60 to 80 feet
  • Cherry trees can live to the extreme ages of 150 to 200 years
  • American Colonists used the cherry tree for its fruit, medicinal properties and home furnishings.
  • They mixed cherry juice with rum to create Cherry Bounce, a bitter but highly favored cordial.
  • The bark was used in the production of drugs to treat bronchitis
  • Cherry stalks were used to make tonics
  • Surprisingly, cherry trees belong to the rose family

Find natural cherry dining tables, natural cherry china cabinets, cherry armoires and other natural cherry furniture 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.