raised panel carriage bed

Enjoy a Springtime Nap with Our Raised Panel Carriage Bed

Springtime is the perfect season to start dreaming about reinventing your bedroom. As you clear out the dust bunnies, organize your closet, and rearrange your furniture–you might be feeling like it’s time for a change. Spring is ideal  for buying new bedsheets, a new pair of curtains, and especially some new bedroom furniture. You don’t want just any furniture, however. Why buy furniture that will go out of style after just a few seasons, or will tarnish with wear after a few years? Reinvigorate your space with furniture that will last a lifetime, and is made to order just for you.

Our Raised Panel Carriage bed is warm and comfortable, an ideal piece for anyone looking for a high quality, honest, American Made bed.  It’s made from sustainably-harvested, solid hardwood and crafted to order by skilled Vermont craftsmen.

The Raised Panel Carriage bed features dreamy lines and curves, plus a traditional design that will never go out of style. It’s built for generations of use, and years of enjoyment. Enjoy the warmth and natural beauty of the wood, and feel good knowing that your new bedroom furniture was built with sustainably harvested materials. It’s good for the forest, and good for your home.

Take a look at more gorgeous photos of the Raised Panel Carriage bed and bring it to your home today.

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 made furniture is simple, elegant and well made.  Minimalist is the popular term for this trend nation-wide, but in Vermont we’ve always been “minimalist”.  Nina captured the style nicely in photos for our sale on hardwood bedroom sets.  Here are a couple of her recent shots, inspired by Vermont’s beautiful Spring colors.

Bedroom Sets for Spring | Handmade in Vermont | American Made
This is our Raised Panel Carriage Bed shown as part of the Roz Renfrew Shaker furniture collection. Nina has it all dressed up for Spring in this “minimalist” setting at Vernon’s historic Governor Hunt House.

In case you haven’t visited us yet, our fine furniture showroom is in a restored farmhouse, located on 100 acres of meadows and woodlands in Southeastern Vermont.  The view of the Connecticut River is gorgeous and right now it’s full of Spring’s greens and blues that inspire our decor.  Like these robin’s eggs…

Blue bird eggs in a nest at Stonehurst | Vermont Fine Furniture Store
Nina, Dennis and Kelsey were out in the back yard of Stonehurst last week, doing annual Spring cleaning chores in the bluebird houses when they took this shot.  As a furniture company that depends on sustainably grown wood, we feel connected to our land & it’s inhabitants.  They’re always a source of inspiration.

Here’s another of Nina’s Spring-inspired bedroom furniture photos.  This one is our Vermont Shaker furniture set dressed in the colors on the other side of that window.

Minimalist Bedroom Sets Inspired by Spring
The Vermont Shaker bed is handmade of all solid hardwood.  It’s shown here in cherry wood, but it’s also available in solid maple or walnut wood.  Bedroom furniture sets offer great value plus free shipping.

Tree Swallows | Stonehurst Fine Furniture Showroom | Vermont

More of Spring’s inspiration– this time from the tree swallows in our backyard at Stonehurst. It seems they’re getting their own bedroom ready for Spring.

Looking for springtime inspiration for your bedroom?  Visit us today!  Bring your camera and a pair of binoculars if you’re up for a little birdwatching.  Sometimes customers even bring a bottle of wine and a picnic lunch.

Because we’re not your typical furniture store.

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.

Our American Made Bedroom Furniture is On Sale!

Our top quality, American made bedroom furniture is now on sale! With our buy more, save more sale you will save 10% on any single piece*, 15% off two pieces, or 20% off 3 or more pieces.

Choose from over 80 styles of beds in your choice of natural Cherry, Maple, Walnut, or Oak solid woods. Create your own bedroom set with dozens of nightstand and dressers options! Classic and timeless Vermont styling, handmade with uncompromising craftsmanship, and solidly built for generations of use.

Get started shopping for your new bed, nightstands, chests, dressers, and mirrors securely, easily, and conveniently directly from our online store. Or if you prefer contact us at 888-390-5571 to order by phone or to discuss your questions about our Vermont Made, solid wood furniture.

  • $1000 minimum order to be eligible for discount
  • Free Shipping on orders over $2499
  • Sale does not include Copeland, POLYWOOD, Barnwood, Artisan, Clearance, or Home Décor

Not sure where to start? Try picking a bed style!

Slat Beds

Slat beds have wide wood boards (slats) that are evenly spaced on the headboard and footboard. The straight slats make clean lines, creating a traditional style bed. Slat boards paired with subtle curves (as seen on the Patti Smith Wide-Slat Bed shown below) gives the bed an artistic flair.

Slat Bed Style
Bennington High Footboard Bed (left) and Patti Smith Wide-Slat Bed (right) are two examples of the beds with slatted headboards or footboards in our online gallery.

Spindle Beds

Spindle beds can be identified by the thin pieces of wood evenly spaced on the headboard and footboard. Our online gallery features spindle beds that have footboards, and spindle beds without footboards. The spindles create a light, airy look to the bed. It is a great option for people who love the minimalistic look, but want a little bit of the arts and crafts style too. Spindle beds work both in contemporary and traditional homes.

Spindle Bed Style
The American Grand Mission Bed (left) and the Modern Shaker High Footboard Bed (right) are examples of spindle beds.

Platform Beds

Platform beds have a low profile because there is no need for a box spring. Stylistically, platform beds are extremely minimalistic. These modern beds have simple headboards, and most platform beds do not have footboards. These beds are perfect for a contemporary or modern home.

Platform Bed Styles
The Vergennes Platform Bed (left) and the Contemporary Craftsman Platform Bed (right) are examples of platform beds.

Sleigh Beds

Sleigh beds are named exactly for how they look- like a sleigh. They are identified by the elegant slanted headboard and footboard. Our online gallery has modern sleigh beds, like the Castleton Incline Sleigh Bed and the Copeland Sarah Sleigh Beds. More traditional sleigh bed styles in our gallery include the Vermont Shaker Sleigh Bed and the Classic Sleigh Bed. The difference between our modern and our traditional sleigh beds is that the traditional sleigh beds have more dramatic curves.

Sleigh Bed Styles
The Classic Sleigh Bed (left) and the Castleton Incline Sleigh Bed (right) are examples of sleigh beds.

Panel Beds

Panel beds are sturdily constructed, and feature a robust styled look. Our online gallery features two types of panel beds: flat panel and raised panel. The flat panel beds feature level wood panels on the headboard and footboard. Raised panel beds feature headboards and footboards with beveled panels, creating a more 3-dimensional look. These traditional style beds are perfect for those who enjoy solid headboards and footboards.

Panel Bed Styles
We feature two types of panel beds in our online gallery: flat panel and raised panel. The Cherry Moon Panel Bed (left) is an example of a flat panel bed, and the New England Shaker Bed (right) is an example of a raised panel bed.

Poster Beds

Poster beds are identified by their distinct tall columns, and in history have been associated with royalty or wealth. We have two different four-poster beds in our online gallery: Renfrew Pencil Post Bed and  Vermont Shaker Four Poster Bed. The Renfrew features slender, fluted posts that can be connected by a fabric canopy. The Vermont Shaker features clean lines with a canopy frame. The frame, unlike the Renfrew, is connected at the top. Poster beds are perfect for Colonial homes.

Poster Bed Styles
The Vermont Shaker Four Poster Bed (left) and the Renfrew Pencil Post Bed (right) are examples of poster beds.

See something you love? Hurry! This bedroom sale ends at midnight on May 14th. Shop our Vermont crafted bedroom furniture 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.

Trees have been scientifically shown to improve health, wealth and happiness
Trees have been scientifically shown to improve health, wealth and happiness. Who knew? Check out the scientific studies below that make it official.

An Unlikely Remedy

Trees.  Who knew?  We founded Vermont Woods Studios 10 years ago on a mission of forest conservation.  Now we’re learning even more about the magic of trees: they’re the key to improved memory, health, wealth & happiness!  Take a leaf out of these new scientific studies that make it official:

  • Trees improve memory: A research team at the University of Michigan gave people a memory test, then assigned some of them to walk through downtown and others to walk through the woods. The participants were tested again upon their return, and the group that took the nature walk scored significantly better!
  • Trees treat depression & improve happiness: The same researchers at UM assessed the moods of people with major depression, then assigned some of them to walk through downtown and others to walk through the woods. After the strolls, the people who’d been through the woods showed greater improvement in “positive affect” — an emotional state typically low in depressed patients.
  • Trees improve mental health:  Researchers gathered data on antidepressant prescriptions across London and paired that with data on the number of trees in the same area.  The places with higher tree densities had significantly lower prescription rates.
  • Trees save your money AND your life: according to Treehugger, about 850 lives are saved each year, the number of acute respiratory symptoms is lower by about 670,000 incidents each year, and the total health care savings attributed to pollution removal by trees is around $7 billion a year.
Trees, Health, Wealth & Intelligence
From all the tree huggers at Vermont Woods Studios–Here’s to your memory, health, wealth & happiness!

We’ve been talking forever about how trees provide food, shelter & housing.  And how they combat pollution & global warming.  And how they provide some of the world’s most effective cancer medications.  So today,  I thought it might be fitting to bring a few newly discovered advantages of trees to light.

From all the tree huggers at Vermont Woods Studios– Here’s to your memory, health, wealth & happiness!

 

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.

This post is one in a series about Vermont Woods Studios’ mission of rainforest conservation and our support of Bolivian environmentalists dedicated to reforestation and ecotourism in the AmazonPart 1Part 2Part 3Part 4.

Conservation through ecotourism. Monkeys everywhere in the Serere Reserve of the Bolivian Amazon Rainforest
A troop of about 50 of these yellow squirrel monkeys visited the Casa Grande at Serere on our second day there.  For such small primates, they sure made a lot of noise as they come crashing through the canopy, leaping great distances between branches. They’re amazing to watch.

Serere Reserve:  Most Bio Diverse Place on Earth

My son Riley was volunteering last month at the Serere Reserve, a rainforest conservation project in Bolivia’s Amazon Basin.  Serere is part of the Madidi Mosaic, the largest and most bio-diverse protected area in the world.  Kendall (my other son) and I joined Riley for a week and although our “mission” was to learn about rainforest conservation, I have to say the highlight of our trip was living with Serere’s monkeys.

Spider Monkey with Riley | Volunteering at Serere | Conservation through Ecotourism
The best part of volunteering at Serere?  I think Riley might say it was getting to know the orphaned monkeys, tapirs and capybaras. Serere functions as a sanctuary for rescued wildlife, some of whose mothers have been shot and eaten by illegal loggers.

Monkeys Everywhere

Globally half of all primates face imminent extinction, as they face threats from loggers, hunters and smugglers.  But Serere is different and here monkeys abound. That’s thanks to the efforts of owner/operator of Serere, legendary environmental activist Rosamaria Ruiz.  Clearly, humans aren’t the only ones who’ve noticed her painstaking work in restoring the natural flora and fauna to the reserve.  Monkeys are everywhere!  During our short stay, we saw 5 different species of monkeys in the wild.  We also had the privilege of getting to know the resident spider monkeys.  After losing family members to illegal loggers these monkeys have found a safe sanctuary at Serere.  The area is constantly patrolled to protect wildlife and habitat– an activity that volunteers and guests often participate in.  It’s part of a “conservation through ecotourism” strategy.

Diego caring for an orphaned spider monkey | Conservation through ecotourism
Diego is the hospitality manager at Serere but his duties occasionally include giving a little TLC to orphaned spider monkeys. I’m guessing he never had to do that at the Club Med resorts he’s managed!

Serere’s Monkey Species

Here’s a run down on the types of monkeys we saw at Serere along with a few fun facts I learned on LiveScience:

  • Yellow squirrel monkeys (Saimiri) mate for life. We watched them grooming each other, intertwining their tails, holding hands, cuddling, and kissing.
  • Spider monkeys (Ateles) are named for their long tails and lengthy spidery limbs. They’re amazingly agile and can quickly walk on two legs across a tree branch.
  • Red howler monkeys (Alouatta seniculus) When a troop of howler monkeys yell, they can be heard for up to three miles.  We woke up to their calls every morning. Great alarm clock!
  • Capuchin monkeys (Cebus) use tools. They can smash nuts with rocks, insert branches into crevices to capture ants for food, and use large branches to club snakes.
  • Nocturnal Owl Monkeys (Aotus) spend most of their time foraging and sleeping in the high canopy, above ten meters. They sleep in tree holes or thickets of dense foliage which may be shared with other nocturnal animals like bats.
Conservation through ecotourism at Madidi Travel in the Bolivian Amazon
Madidi Travel has posted many professional videos about their work with monkeys and rainforest conservation including several done in association with National Geographic magazine.

Voluntourism Helps Protect the Monkey Kingdom

Students, have you ever thought of taking a gap year to volunteer in conservation-related work?  Young professionals, maybe you’ve considered spending your vacation “voluntouring”? Families, are you looking to teach your children that they can change the world?  Teachers & guidance counselors, do you have students interested in primates or rainforest conservation? Researchers and primatologists, are you studying one of the monkeys listed above?

If so, consider supporting, visiting and/or volunteering at Madidi Travel’s Serere Reserve.  Here you’ll find a wonderful group of dedicated environmentalists using ecotourism to fund rainforest conservation.  Volunteer and guest programs are tailored to meet your needs and interests.  Check out the Madidi Travel website, follow Madidi on Facebook & Twitter and watch these videos about their work.  Then contact Rosamaria Ruiz to join the many scientists, artists, photographers and film makers from all over the world, who have volunteered their time and talent to conserve the wonders of the Serere rainforest reserve.

Rosa Maria Ruiz | Madidi Travel | Serere | Conservation through Ecotourism
Rosamaria Ruiz of Madidi Travel, owner and operator of the Serere rainforest reserve in the Bolivian Amazon basin.

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.