February 26th, 2014 by Liz Francese
Visitors to our new showroom often remark how wonderful it must be to come here every day for work. The beautiful views and hiking trails paired with the cozy interior and friendly faces of the VWS staff are true tonics for the hard work we grind on from nine to five. And let’s not forget how nice it is to gather by the stove after work, open a bottle of wine and sink into a Custom Quilted Vermont Rocking Chair.
Ahh… the quilted rocker.
The understated simplicity of design only makes this rocking chair more ingenious. Everyone from new mothers to grandfathers can appreciate the comfort of a rocking chair from time to time, but these handmade rockers are undoubtedly the best seat in the house. The wood panels comprising the back and seat are held together with a durable, yet flexible, rope which enables them to conform to the user’s body. The feeling is more akin to a cloud than a piece of wood.
The quilted rockers are a main attraction in the Vermont Woods Studios showroom—this is mainly because our sales staff can’t help but direct visitors to them. Whether coming to look at beds or explore the forestry at Stonehurst, a visitor is almost always stopped and asked, “Have you sat in our quilted rocking chairs?”. A picture of the Vermont-made rocking chair or simply admiring it in person does not convey the associated experience. We even created this video in hopes of bringing our distant viewers a bit closer to the real thing:
The rocker comes in several lovely woods—Cherry, Oak, Birdseye Maple and Walnut—and in two different sizes. Whatever the look, there is no more unique or comfortable rocking chair out there.
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February 10th, 2010 by Peggy Farabaugh
Wood lovers will appreciate the beautiful figure in this custom Tiger Maple Trestle Table handcrafted by furniture artisan, Greg Goodman.
I've been reading up on some of the many types of figured maple wood: birdseye maple, tiger maple, quilted maple, flamed maple, curly maple, striped maple, fiddleback maple, wavy maple and more. Various types of stresses while the tree is growing (for example, bugs, injuries, weather and pressure) cause beautiful things to happen to the wood grain.
Isn't it wonderful? I wish it was my dining table.
Check out Greg's Tiger Maple Trestle Table at Vermont Woods Studios. Greg builds this and other tables to order. You can choose from many different table sizes as well as from a list of figured woods including: birdseye maple, tiger maple, natural cherry, birch and more. If your favorite wood isn't on the list, ask Greg if he can find it. The answer is probably YES.