February 21st, 2013 by Peggy Farabaugh
We have a couple new handmade dining tables that have been getting great reviews lately. This one’s the Vermont Modern Pedestal Table and it’s shown here in solid cherry wood. I love it! Such a simple design, but you’d be surprised how hard it is to pull this off with elegance. The proportions have to be just perfect and the curves (as they say) have to be in all the right places.
All of our dining tables are built to order and can be easily customized online or in the showroom, but for some reason this Vermont Modern Pedestal Table is becoming a favorite for customization. We’ve built it in solid cherry as well as solid maple, walnut and oak. You can easily customize the wood online using the drop down menus and many people do, although we are always at the ready if questions or concerns come up. Monday, a customer decided to choose cherry wood for the legs and maple wood for the top. That’s something we have to do by phone or in person but it’s no trouble at all.
Now about size. You can select from 5 standard solid top table sizes (36″ diameter, 42″diameter, 48″diameter, 54″diameter, and 60″diameter) online. For extension tables, we offer the same 5 diameter sizes, each with an 18″ leaf. If you still can’t find the right size, give us a call and we’ll customize your dining table to fit exactly into your space.
One last thing. Most of our handmade dining tables can be customized in the shape you need as well. The Rectangular Vermont Modern Trestle Dining Table is customizable online with the same four solid wood choices (cherry, maple, walnut and oak), 13 different solid top table sizes and 11 different choices for extension table size.
Not enough choices? Check out our other customizable handmade dining tables too!
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.
October 14th, 2009 by Peggy Farabaugh
If you're shopping for a cabinet or a dresser or really any type of furniture that has doors or drawers, how important is the style of the door or drawer pulls to you?
Have you ever found a chest or armoire you like, but didn't consider it because the knobs were awful?
At Vermont Woods Studios, all of our door and drawer pulls are customizable. You can choose from the custom hardware shown here, or send us your own pulls if you're looking for a more colorful or exotic knob.
I've been looking for a company we can link to that provides American-made, handcrafted door-drawer pulls, knobs and handles you might like, but I haven't found anything yet. Do you know of anyone?
I did find a company called Sunburst Knobs that has all kinds of cool knobs. Theirs are made by artisans in India and each is unique. Check them out and let me know what you think!