Wanted:  someone who loves hanging out on the Internet but can tolerate working with real people in person too.

Vermont Woods Studios is poised for growth.  Our newly re-designed website is getting indexed.  Customers are coming back to us for repeat business and referring their friends, neighbors and relatives.  We're starting to have a greater presence on the Internet and our Vernon-based furniture showroom is nearing completion.  So we're looking for help in expanding our business.

What we need right now is someone to work part-time in our Vernon VT office helping to add new products to our website.  It doesn't take a lifetime of website development experience but it does require advanced computer and Internet proficiency.  And attention to detail. An obsession with online shopping might help too.  If you're interested or know someone who might be send us an email with resume and references attached. 

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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.

Isn't that a cool name for a blog?  Rebecca is our new graphic designer at Vermont Woods Studios, but we've also discovered that she's a very engaging writer.  Such a multi-talented person she is!

She's so fascinated by the behind the scenes world of custom furniture making that she's decided to blog about it and share the scoop with you. 

Why Get in the Milkcrate?  Well, it's an old Vermont saying that means get onboard, we're ready to go!  Rebecca was thinking of that every time she heard us pick up the phone and talk to customers about going green in their homes.

Are you interested in sustainable forestry and preservation of endangered species that live in the forest?  Why don't you Get in the Milkcrate and ride with us to a greener planet?

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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.

If you haven't been able to watch Ken Burn's new film on America's National Parks, it's not too late.  This is a six episode series and every nature lover will want to enjoy the spectacular scenery, interesting history and urgent call to action that Burns presents.  At Vermont Woods Studios being a wood furniture maker, we're particularly interested in the issues of sustainable forestry in the national parks. 

One of our favorite national parks mentioned in this film series is Sequoia National Forest.  Sequoias are the largest trees ever to inhabit the earth, growing to heights of 300 feet and diameters of 30 feet! Their ages commonly range from 2,000 to 3,000 years.  Some were 1000 years old during the time of Christ! 

Although once widespread, giant sequoias now occur only in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of central California.   If you have literally 2 minutes to spare, you can take action to protect the Giant Sequoias and other ancient forest in America.  Visit Save America's Forests, click on Instant Letter and in 2 minutes or less you can send a letter to your representatives in Congress asking them to stop destructive forms of logging, such as clearcutting, and to protect ecologically important forest areas such as Ancient forests and roadless forests.

Then pat yourself on the back for doing an awesome job in protecting the environment and fighting global warming!

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Rebecca, our new Vermont Woods Studios Furniture graphic designer has been working back and forth with a customer this week on a customized dining table.  Adam liked our Oval Trestle Table shown on the website in maple, but he wanted it in a 2-tone combination of cherry and walnut wood.

 

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The first idea Adam wanted to try was a solid walnut base with a cherry table top.  Rebecca photo-shopped this image for him, but they both thought is was a bit too much walnut for his space. 

 

 

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So they toned down the walnut some with this version where the table was almost all cherry except for walnut feet, trestle and buttons over the trestle joints.  Still too much walnut for Adam's taste.

 

 

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Rebecca then emailed Adam this option and it turned out to be the Goldilocks version–not too much walnut, not too little, it was just right.  I like it a lot and am hoping Adam will send us photos of his dining room once the new table is installed.

 

 

Looking for custom furniture or customized furniture?  Check out our Vermont Woods Studios furniture website for ideas and give us a call.  Ask for Rebecca.  She'll show you how to customize our furniture for your space and taste.  It's easy, affordable and lots of fun! 

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Operation Christmas Child The staff at Vermont Woods Studios cordially invite you to attend our annual Operation Christmas Child Charity event held in the Vernon Elementary School cafeteria on Friday, October 16 at 3:30pm.  This is the seventh year we have been co-sponsoring this event with local employer Entergy and our own 501(c)(3) non-profit, Kids Saving the Planet

It has been a great success in the past and is growing every year.  Bring your family and rock with us to holiday music while we package hundreds of shoe boxes full of toys, candy, school supplies and hygiene items to be given to needy children both locally and internationally.

Operation Christmas Child Free pizza and drinks will be served.  Contributions and/or donations are encouraged, but not required.   The main thing is to donate your time and energy!

This event has always been a lot of fun for our kids and families.   It truly makes a huge impact on the lives of needy children around the world. For further information, or to volunteer to help, call Kelsey O’Donnell, Peggy Farabaugh (254-4951) or Annette Roydon (254-0004). 

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