It's hard to believe September is here already.  The kids are back in school and even though it's a beautiful sunny 90F day here at Vermont Woods Studios, our minds are turning to Vermont's Autumn season and our many Fall fairs and festivals.

My favorite is the Vermont Fine Furniture Festival in Woodstock, VT.  This year the dates are September 25-56, 2010 and it's in the Union Arena in Woodstock, VT.  Many of Vermont's finest furniture makers will be displaying their work and giving you an insider's view of how authentic handmade wood furniture is crafted. You'll be able to meet the furniture makers and purchase handmade wood furniture off the floor or order affordable custom furniture to be crafted just for you and delivered directly to your home.

If you've ever been inclined to visit Vermont to enjoy the Fall weather and take in some leaf peeping, consider combining your trip with a visit to the Furniture Festival.  While you're there, let the craftspeople know if you believe as I do, that Vermont is truly the Fine Furniture Capitol 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.

American made furniture

Longing for a new set of handmade dining room furniture for your family to enjoy during the Thanksgiving holidays?  Now is the time to think about it, as there is still time to have solid wood furniture custom crafted for you in time for delivery before Thanksgiving. 

Check out our Thanksgiving Dining Furniture Sale.  We've put everything on sale for at least 10% off.  Dining chairs and Barstools are offered at 20% off, if purchased with a table or if 6 or more chairs are purchased.

Sale ends Tuesday, September 7.  Now's your chance to finally have that high end dining set you've been wanting all these years– and at a great price.  Give us a call today, 888-390-5571.

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-cherry

Wondering how to select the right hardwood for your furniture?  For most of our customers, wood color is the first priority when selecting a hardwood, followed by strength and durability.  At Vermont Woods Studios we offer exclusively American hardwoods that are harvested responsibly from well managed forests. 

Our favorite woods are black cherry, sugar maple, white oak and red oak, and black walnut.  We've assembled lots of information about each wood to help you make your decision.

One of the characteristics that customers are often surprised about is that some woods change colors over time, as they are exposed to light.  Black cherry is the most notable of these woods.  It can start out almost as light as maple wood, but over time it will mature and ripen to a deep, rich reddish brown color.

Have any questions about furniture hardwoods?   Give us a call!  We'll look forward to hearing from you.

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.

 
Congratulations to our friends and neighbors at The Vermont Nature Conservancy on the 50th anniversary of their founding in 1960.  Since that time they have protected 183,000 acres of forests, wetlands, uplands and waterways in every county of Vermont.

We salute Director Bob Klein and the many past and present staff and volunteers who work so hard to make the organization the vibrant force for positive change that it has become so well known for.  Best of luck to all of you over the next 50 years! 

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 Handmade Shaker Bedroom Furniture
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.