Recently I’ve been bombarded by furniture television and radio commercials all with the same message, “look for the Made in America tag all over our stores!” My immediate thought was, that’s great, more big box stores are jumping on the American made bandwagon. Then, I was a little frustrated. Why should consumers have to zig-zag through large stores trying to find a small tag signifying that the product was made in America? Shouldn’t retailers make it easy for customers to find the products made right here in our own country? Vermont Woods Studios sure thinks so!
Shopping from our online gallery you don’t have to look for the made in America tag, because we sell 100% American made furniture. No gimmicks and no tricks. Our furniture has been, and always will be, made in America. Not only does buying American made products help our economy, but American made products signifies quality. So when you’re looking for high quality, American made furniture, don’t look for the tag, just come to us!
American Made Bedroom Furniture
If you’ve landed on this page because you’re already in the process of looking for American made furniture, then I have a surprise for you. Right now is our American Made Bedroom Furniture Sale. Our solid wood bedroom furniture is individually crafted right here in Vermont by skilled fine furniture makers. Because each piece is crafted to order, you can customize the piece as little or as much as you want based on what you see in our online gallery. Choose from natural cherry, maple, oak, or walnut wood, as a starter. Additional customizable options are shown in the drop down menus of each individual product.
We have hundreds of quality bedroom furniture pieces in our online gallery. Choose from over 80 solid wood beds, over 70 dressers, over 100 chest of drawers, over 60 nightstands, and dozens of armories and mirrors. Our American made bedroom furniture is also available in a variety of styles, from traditional shaker, to a modern style, so there is something to perfectly match everyone’s home.
Start browsing our online gallery today! Our fine furniture specialists are also available to take your order by phone or to discuss your questions about our American made furniture. Use our live chat option in the top right corner of our website, email them, or give them a call at 888-390-5571.
*This sale excludes Copeland Furniture, which holds a low-price guarantee 365 days a year.
It is our hope when the Googlers of the world click happen upon our site they see more than just photos of fine furniture but all of the possibilities in our product. Try and take a pair of scissors to a shirt off the rack at the mall and you’ll see the fastest ever Segway dismount by a security guard in known history. At Vermont Woods Studios, come in with your scissors and scrapbooking supplies- we take to herding the flocks of creativity that come our way and we hope it is apparent at first glance.
Jay from Massachusetts picked up the hint we were dropping when he first made contact with us. His dream piece began with an unusual material- copper. Unusual, that is, if you were dealing with any other fine wood furniture retailers. Fortunately for Jay, we knew just the guy to make his dreams come true.
One of our artisans, Mitch, has been hammering the stuff (copper) onto table tops, coffee tables, buffets, you name it, and was even open to slapping some on a side table. The specifications were simple: tapered legs, 24″ round and a sage green painted base.
From the first schematic to the end product, Mitch works flawlessly. You would’ve thought he was meant to be Jay’s fairy godmother the way he turned this little pumpkin of an idea into a side table with the grandeur of a royal chariot.
And Jay isn’t the only one bestowed with Mitch’s high end custom work. Anne in VT was captivated by his reclaimed barnwood masterpieces featured on our artisan page and thought ‘media center’. What a better way to merge the history instilled in the wood with the modernity of contemporary life.
With extreme precision, Anne placed her custom order. Crafting it- no sweat. So, give us a shot- what custom furniture can you dream up?
It’s officially Spring, but you wouldn’t know that from the outside temperatures this week. But, it hasn’t slowed down our remodel crew a bit. Based on our most recent construction meeting, it looks like the last hammer swing will be around the third week of May. Of course we are anxious to move in and excited to welcome our customers to our new home.
So most of the recent activity has been on the interior and the different spaces are taking shape quite nicely. One area we really love and feel our customers will love too is the customer welcome area. This space was formally a kitchen, and it never really took advantage of the gorgeous view. We decided to put in as much glass as possible to best capture this view. We think this is a perfect space for our customers to soak in the scenery. Our photo below shows the transformation of this space.
Check back soon to see this room when it is finished and see how the rest of the spaces are coming along. Looking forward to opening our doors for you this Summer.
To get caught up on the Vermont Woods Studios showroom remodel, see the Stonehurst section of our blog.
Did you know that furniture goes in and out of fashion, just like clothing? Weird, huh? You can find out what the latest furniture styles are at any one of a plethora of fine furniture fairs in New York, Paris, Milan, High Point (North Carolina), Las Vegas and lots of other-worldly places. There’s a whole industry of consultants that (secretly) meet to decide what the next season’s styles and colors will be. Their “recommendations” are followed by all the big furniture companies and that’s why you see so much similarity in offerings from year to year.
Recently, the new furniture styles have had an ultra modern theme, with bright neon colors, lots of glass, plastic & aluminum construction and the occasional fake fur accent. So we’re pleasantly surprised to see the re-emergence of Mission and Craftsman Style Furniture in the fashion lineup. Maybe people have had enough of those interesting conversation pieces and are longing for something beautiful, comfortable and functional for their homes.
For generations Vermont has been the premiere point of origin for some of the best mission and craftsman style furniture the world has to offer. Check out the Contemporary Craftsman Furniture set shown above. The emphasis for this craftsman is simple elegance– using honest handcrafted, wooden furniture to transform a home into an authentic, relaxed, uncluttered haven for all those who enter.
In Vermont we don’t pay all that much attention to the latest high fashion trends in furniture styles. What we do focus on though, is genuine high quality, handcrafted, solid wood furniture that’s 100% USA made and guaranteed for a lifetime of enjoyment in your home. Find more mission and craftsman style furniture sets on our website, Facebook and Pinterest boards.
Just a quick reminder that our store wide furniture sale ends in a couple days– April 4th. What we have is our Create Your Own Furniture Set Sale. Buy 3 or more pieces of any kind and you’ll save 20% plus free shipping. It doesn’t get any better than this.
Choose from the largest selection of Vermont made solid wood furniture you’ll find anywhere in the world. Mix and match! With this sale, you can get furniture pieces for every room in the house: Dining Furniture, Bedroom Furniture, Home Office Furniture or Living Room Furniture.
Browse our online gallery or stop by our small showroom for the 100% American made solid hardwood furniture you’ve been looking for. It’s all backed by a lifetime guarantee. And each piece is built to order just for you, so it can be customized in your favorite wood: natural Cherry, Maple, Oak or Walnut.
We are wishing all of our customers and friends the peace of Passover, the joy of Easter and the happiness of Spring. From all your pals at Vermont Woods Studios: we send warm greetings from the Green Mountain State!
Peggy, Ken, Kendall, Riley
Douglas, Liz, Sean, Michelle
Dennis, Loryn, Heather and Neville
Having grown up in Brattleboro, I vividly remember a field trip to Rudyard Kipling’s Naulakha House. Even at the ripe age of 7 I knew that visiting this historical landmark was pretty special. The Naulakha House is where Rudyard Kipling, Nobel Prize winning author, wrote The Jungle Book, Captain’s Courageous, The Seven Seas, and The Day’s Work.
The Naulakha House was acquired by the Landmark Trust USA in 1992 after it had been unoccupied since 1942. The Landmark Trust USA restored the home to be as it was when Kipling occupied the property. However, some modern conveniences, such as electricity, have been added to the home, which is now available as a Vermont vacation rental. When the house is not being rented by tourists or writers looking for some inspiration, it is open for school programs. More than 6,000 performances of the Just So Stories have been given to school programs.
On April 4 there will be a rare open house for the public at the Naulakha House to raise money for the school programs. The event will include a full property tour, coffee, and desert. Tickets for this event are by reservation only, and are available by calling 802-254-6868.
If you are interested in staying in the Naulaka House, which is nestled into the woods of Dummerston, Vermont, you can book your stay online. Perhaps when you visit us at Stonehurst this summer you’ll opt out of staying at a bed and breakfast, instead renting Rudyard Kipling’s home. To learn more about this National Historic Landmark visit the Landmark Trust USA’s website.
Well I have good news and bad news today. The bad news is that our Marketing Assistant Extraordinaire, Heather Barrett is leaving us and heading up to the Big City (aka Burlington if you live in Vermont) to work for Dealer.com (Vermont’s pride and joy when it comes to Internet marketing companies). We wish her well, but she’s left some pretty big shoes to fill.
And speaking about that, the good news is that we’re looking for a new Marketing Assistant who may be you (or someone you know and love)! The job is actually my dream job. You get to surf around the Internet, hang out on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Houzz and other social media sites– all with the purpose of raising awareness about the beauty and sustainability of Vermont’s handcrafted furniture.
Actually there’s MUCH more to it than that. Perhaps the biggest challenge is keeping Dennis’ (he’s our Marketing Manager) many marketing projects organized and running smoothly. This means assisting with graphic design using photo editing software, managing the company blog and Email campaigns, helping with product management and merchandising, optimizing website effectiveness with analytics software and so on. It really requires a challenging blend of creative and organizational skills.
If you think this might be up your alley, send us a resume! All the details and instructions are on this Marketing Assistant job posting. And for an inside look at Vermont Woods Studios, check out this blog post (we’re recruiting for a webmaster too) from earlier this week where I wrote some candid thoughts about what it’s like to work here.
The truth is… we have a lot of fun. But I’d be remiss if I failed to say that we do work really hard. Check out the rest of our blog and Facebook for more info about our small, but rapidly growing company.
Vermont Tourism, Travel well informed with guide in hand
Planning a trip to Vermont? We at Vermont Woods Studios like to promote all the great things about Vermont and help our showroom visitors get the most out of their visit to Vermont. So, we’ll tell you what we tell them: get a copy of Vermont: An Explorer’s Guide. This aptly named guidebook is the definitive Vermont travel resource for anyone interested in exploring Vermont. First published 30 years ago and recently refreshed, this 13th edition will take you through the entire state and highlight the best of what Vermont has to offer. It is the work of veteran travel writer, Christina Tree, and coauthor, Rachel Carter who had the enviable task of traveling all over the state to experience first hand all the best in Vermont lodging, dining, recreation, and sightseeing. What else will you find in the guide? Over 100 inspiring photographs, detailed maps, popular event and festival listings, plus essential travel information. To quote Yankee Magazine, “Our #1 travel tip: get this guide.”
You can order the book or learn more about this comprehensive guide book and it’s authors by visiting their website. In Vermont’s buy local spirit, I decided to purchase my copy of this book from a Brattleboro, Vermont independent bookseller, Everyone’s Books.
In a past life when I worked for GE, training US Navy personnel, we used to joke about what recruiters had told the guys to get them to sign up for service: “You too can work weekends, nights and holidays…”
Why am I remembering those words today as we’re recruiting for a new Assistant Webmaster position at Vermont Woods Studios Fine Furniture? It’s a fun job (well I think so anyway) but it’s definitely a tough job. OK, for anyone thinking they might be interested: Full Disclosure. Here is the down side (a partial list follows):
- On the surface it’s a 40 hour/week job but you will be thinking about this job after you leave the office. In the car, at the gym, in the grocery store. We’re a small group trying to do the impossible, against all odds (think about it– selling fine furniture online?) so we’re always searching for new and better ideas. Unfortunately, it’s contagious.
- As the newest person in the group, you’ll be stuck doing a lot of things no one else wants to do. Adding new products to the website, photo shopping images, diagnosing and fixing website glitches and such.
- The pay is lousy and we’re only just now getting to the point where we’re improving our benefits package to include health insurance and more paid time off.
- We’re always doing some crazy project, like building bird houses or sponsoring a Made in America Christmas Shopping challenge and you have to be in photos of the event that go up on our blog and could possibly turn up elsewhere — who knows?
- As I said, this is only a partial list
But then again on the plus side, you’ll be working with some pretty interesting and clever characters who are on a mission to change the world (as much as we can, anyway). We’re partnering with some of Vermont’s best furniture makers to bring their high quality, sustainable wooden furniture to families all across America through the power of the Internet. And through this sustainable furniture we’re raising awareness about where your furniture comes from.
We do have a few other advantages besides working with fabulous people towards an environmental mission. Soon we’ll be moving our offices to a newly renovated 200 year old historic farm house on the grounds of a former Vermont ski area called Stonehurst. Ski break during lunch, anyone? Plus we’re looking forward to a year of exciting change and continued growth ahead, which will benefit our staff in many ways (we’ve been roughly doubling our size for the past 4 years). Regarding specifics to this job, the best advantage there– is that you’ll get to work for Neville Kerr who is the smartest website guy I know. Getting trained by Neville is a huge benefit. The two of you will be leading our company into adventurous new territory.
If you haven’t navigated back to Monster.com or Craigslist for continued job searching yet, have a look at the posting for this Assistant Webmaster job. Check out the rest of our blog and Facebook for more insight into this small, but growing company.