Sunshine, warm weather, birds singing, more daylight, picnic lunches… what’s not to celebrate during Spring! So if you’re coming up to shop for furniture, bring your boots and build in a little extra time to enjoy Spring at Stonehurst. It’s beautiful! A couple things you can do here that you never thought of doing at a furniture store:
Take A Hike
Hike through our 100 acre woodland at Stonehurst. We located our sustainable furniture store here so you can experience the kind of responsibly-managed forest where your furniture originates. Continue reading →
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Walnut, cherry, maple, oak, birch, ash, poplar, rubberwood, mango wood, mahogany, eucalyptus, Brazilian cherry, teak. These are just a few of the woods you’ll find when shopping for hardwood bedroom furniture. So how to choose and what difference does it make?
When World Wildlife Fund‘s WWF Earth Hour project started in 2007 we were a fledgling startup company. But I was excited about the project because we were looking for comradery as a small business driven by an environmental mission. We turned our lights out during that first #EarthHour in Sydney, Australia and have done so every year since.
Every year the United Nations proclaims March 21 the International Day of Forests. As wood furniture makers, we’ve always been focused on forest conservation so today is a day to celebrate at Vermont Woods Studios. What better reason to plant a tree? But, it’s a little chilly here & there’s still a foot of snow on the ground so we’re collaborating with our friends at Forests for Monarchs FFM. Together we’ll plant 100 trees in the monarch butterfly’s forested over-wintering habitat in Mexico. If you want to join the celebration, check out FFM’s website where they’ll plant 2 trees for every dollar you donate.
Simply Shaker Doesn’t Mean Shaker Furniture is Always the Same
If you frequent our blog, you’re probably an expert in Shaker Style Furniture. One thing I’ve noticed about Shaker Furniture is how easily stereotyped it is. I’ve come to notice when people think of Shaker style furniture, they think of plain and simple furniture. They think of Windsor style chairs and antiques.
But, Vermont handcrafted Shaker style furniture is anything but plain and antique.