A Great Example of Vermont Style Furniture
Natural cherry beds are our most popular item at Vermont Woods Studios so I guess it’s no surprise that our Best Seller last week was the Cherry Moon Bed. Actually this bed is a frequent flyer on the Best Seller list. I think that’s because it’s such a good example of what’s best about Vermont style furniture.
The Cherry Moon Bed is handmade in Montpelier of solid natural cherry wood. It has simple elegant lines like Vermont’s iconic Shaker furniture. But it’s refined curves and reverse-tapered legs add a modern Asian flair. The finish on this bed is a hand-rubbed natural oil that brings out the beauty of the cherrywood grain. If you re-oil the bed every year it develops a rich patina that gives it even more depth and character over time.
The Cherry Moon Bedroom Collection
Many of our customers bought cherry beds as part of the Cherry Moon Bedroom Furniture Collection which is on sale today (Winter Bedroom Sale). The discount is 10% off any single piece, 15% off two pieces or 20% off 3 or more pieces (plus free shipping and delivery). The sale ends next week, but if you miss it, you can always use the Cherry Moon Bedroom Set page to purchase furniture in this collection.
Buying Cherry Beds in Sets Saves You 20%
At Vermont Woods Studios you can always save 20% buying cherry beds or most any other furniture as a set. We save on shipping when we ship multiple pieces so we pass that on to our customers. Shop for discount sets on these pages:
If you don’t see the exact combination of furniture pieces you’re looking for in one of our sets, give Liz, Sean or Heather a call. They’ll take your order over the phone or in person and make sure you get the set discount if it’s available.
Dennis took this picture of a black cherry tree on his property in New Hampshire. Our cherry wood furniture typically comes from PA though, which has soils and climate more ideally suited to growing black cherry trees.
Heather Barrett mentioned the other day that many customers are coming
to us by way of Google when they're searching for answers to questions
like "where does cherry wood come from"?
At Vermont Woods
Studios we feel it's important to provide detailed information about
where your furniture comes from. We want customers to know that our
wood is all sustainably harvested and that forest conservation is a fundamental part of our mission.
We source as much wood as we can locally, preferably right here in Vermont. Cherry wood
however isn't a big component of the Green Mountain Forest. There are a few
cherry trees here and there across Vermont, but Pennsylvania is really
the Cherry Capitol of the world and that's where we get most of our
cherry wood. It is arguably the finest cherry wood on earth and is
prized for its lovely red color, grain and luster.
Fortunately in 1995 the state of Pennsylvania had the foresight to protect and
preserve a great deal of their cherry wood resources. They committed to
maintaining the state forest system sustainably and began green
certifying it, by the Forest Stewardship Council, FSC.
FSC is considered
the gold standard in third party certifications of forests so we can be
confident that the forests providing our cherry wood will be around to
enjoy for many generations… just like our cherry wood furniture.
We send our Vermont Made Furniture all across the country and we're always excited to see how it looks as installed in our customers' homes. We are very grateful to Polly D. for sending us these photos of her lovely home, filled with many pieces of the Cherry Moon Furniture Collection which she's been acquiring over the years. This is the Cherry Moon Bed, shown with the Cherry Moon 1-Drawer Nightstand and the Cherry Moon 5 Drawer Chest.
And here's a photo of a different custom Cherry Moon Coffee Table.
Polly's Vermont-made Shaker cherry dining table and Mission chairs
have a very different style than the Cherry Moon pieces, but the cherry
wood really ties it all together, doesn't it? Well that and Polly's interior decorating skill.
I hope you enjoyed this peek into Polly's home as much as I did. Thanks for sharing the photos, Polly!
Isn't this a beautiful bed? Our friend and colleague, Robin came out with this simple, elegant design recently and it's been our best selling bed ever since. The headboard has a subtle incline– just enough to make it comfy for reading or watching TV in bed.
It's shown here in natural cherry, that has had a few months to ripen and reach the rich, reddish brown color cherry is known for. We're calling it (what else?) the Modern Incline Bed.