Vermont Woods Studios Handmade Furniture

Contemporary Craftsman Furniture

Contemporary Craftsman Furniture

January 19th, 2013 by Peggy Farabaugh

Contemporary Craftsman Furniture | Handmade in Vermont

A customer sent us the pretty snapshot of our Contemporary Craftsman Furniture installed in his bedroom.  Nice craftsman design, accented with a cheerful comforter and an adorable puppy!

Vermont’s Home to Some of Today’s Best Craftsman Furniture

Around the turn of the 20 century, Gustav Stickley was perhaps the most famous maker of craftsman furniture.  But in contemporary times, you’ll find some of the best Craftsman style designers building high end furniture right here in Vermont.

Today’s Craftsman furniture retains the robust solid wood architecture and attention to detail of the originals by Stickley, Greene and Greene and others.  But it often incorporates lighter, modern elements adapted from Asian furniture styles.  The Contemporary Craftsman furniture shown above is handcrafted in Burlington, Vermont of solid maple wood with black walnut accents.

I think the gentle curves in the legs and drawer pulls change the personality of Craftsman furniture from HEAVY and strong to light and cheerful.  This photo is one a customer kindly submitted (thanks Neil!).  The pretty floral print (and adorable puppy) really tops off the modern craftsman style they’ve created for their bedroom, don’t you think?

Craftsman Furniture - Cherry Moon Collection

Another customer sent this photo of our Cherry Moon Furniture Collection. Robin’s attention to detail creates a beautiful result:  timeless furniture to enjoy for the rest of your life.

The Cherry Moon Furniture Collection

Here’s another customer photo of what I’ll call Vermont Craftsman furniture.  It’s our Cherry Moon bedroom, handmade in Montpelier, VT.  This bedroom set is made of all solid cherry wood with black walnut accents (drawer pulls).  Here the curves are still graceful, but in different places.  This cherry wood furniture is a couple years old, so it has darkened to a rich reddish brown color.  If it’s hard to see the details and craftsmanship, check out our Cherry Moon collection and click on the photos for larger images.  Robin’s attention to detail creates a beautiful result:  timeless furniture to enjoy for the rest of your life.

More Vermont Craftsman Furniture

We have a number of other craftsman and mission style furniture collections on our website.  All can be customized with two toned wood combinations (maple and black walnut, cherry and black walnut) like those you see here.  We also carry the Frank Lloyd Wright Furniture collection by Copeland Furniture and custom Craftsman Collection by Chad Woodruff of Vernon, VT.

To learn more about Craftsman Furniture, visit our showroom or check out our Vermont Furniture Encyclopedia.

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New Vermont Furniture Line: Working The Photo Shoot

November 15th, 2010 by Peggy Farabaugh

Vt-furniture-photos Last weekend, Ken, Douglas, Rebecca and I went up to Burlington for a photo shoot of our new furniture lines.  It's hard to believe how much planning goes into these shoots! 

We were lucky to have the expertise of set-designer Erica Ell and photographer John Goodman on board.  They worked for a couple months tending to planning and lighting and propping and such.  When on site, they directed our crew which included the four of us from Vermont Woods Studios plus a half dozen or more furniture makers.

It was a ton of work and expense but we're happy with the photos.  Can't wait to show them to you.  Visit our homepage– the photos should be up within a week or so and new product pages will soon appear in our Modern American Furniture Collection, Contemporary Craftsman Furniture Collection and Modern Shaker Furniture Collection.  Many thanks to Erica, John and all the furniture makers who helped!

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