It's hard to believe September is here already.  The kids are back in school and even though it's a beautiful sunny 90F day here at Vermont Woods Studios, our minds are turning to Vermont's Autumn season and our many Fall fairs and festivals.

My favorite is the Vermont Fine Furniture Festival in Woodstock, VT.  This year the dates are September 25-56, 2010 and it's in the Union Arena in Woodstock, VT.  Many of Vermont's finest furniture makers will be displaying their work and giving you an insider's view of how authentic handmade wood furniture is crafted. You'll be able to meet the furniture makers and purchase handmade wood furniture off the floor or order affordable custom furniture to be crafted just for you and delivered directly to your home.

If you've ever been inclined to visit Vermont to enjoy the Fall weather and take in some leaf peeping, consider combining your trip with a visit to the Furniture Festival.  While you're there, let the craftspeople know if you believe as I do, that Vermont is truly the Fine Furniture Capitol of America.

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I wanted to share this customer feedback with you and also express our gratitude to Gail P, who took the time our of her very busy day to write this kind review.  Thanks Gail!

Cherry Buffet
Dear Peggy and Kendall, Thank you so much for the mug
and coffee from Vermont Woods Studios Furniture. That was a very nice touch – something
kind that you didn't have to do. It jogged my memory and now I'm
sending photos for you.

The buffet which was customized to my specifications is just what I
imagined! It is gorgeous. The delivery was just as promised as well. The
two delivery men were extremely courteous and careful. They were also
very patient while they waited for me to fully examine the furniture.

I have sent you photos of the buffet in its place in my dining room.
We are in California, so I'm sure both the buffet and the table will
change some more in color.

 

     

 

Extra Shelves - Buffet
I also sent you photos of the buffet doors
open so you could see that I did make good use of the extra shelves on
one side. I am delighted with the cabinets on the bottom instead of
drawers. It's absolutely right for me. I would never have found the
perfect buffet in a store. 

 

  

 

 

Cherry Sideboard
I do not do much ordering online. I hesitated for a long time before I
placed the order. I think the thing that convinced me was an online
comment from someone in Camarillo, CA who had visited your shop in the
summer to see what it was, then ordered and received their furniture
here, less than an hour from our home in Ojai. When I paid the full
amount at the outset, a couple of my relatives questioned my wisdom.
However, having conversed with Kendall on the phone and by e-mail and
having read everything I could find about you on the internet, I felt
quite confident that it would turn out all right and that we would
receive what we wanted. I was not at all disappointed.

 

 

Custom Shelves - Buffet
My daughter who lives nearby is amazed at how perfect the buffet is
in our dining room. I haven't had much company in just two weeks, but
the one couple who came over for dinner admired it immediately. Thank
you so much for all your patience with my questions and changes. I
appreciate so much the customer service you provided. I am definitely a
perfectionist, so I am totally pleased with all the care you have taken
from planning to constructing to shipping and delivering the buffet.

I am totally happy to support a company like yours
which has sustainability at the core of its existence.

I am also glad to support the individual craftsmen. My father-in-law
has a complete wood shop on his farm where he and my husband have built
more simple furniture like tables, beginning with trees on the farm.
Therefore, my husband has a great appreciation for the craftsmanship of
the buffet.

Thank you for everything! I will definitely recommend your company if
the opportunity arises. The buffet is absolutely an advertisement for
you. I look forward to many years of admiring it in my dining room.  I
will not forget its source! 

Sincerely, G Peterson, Ojai, CA

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Bongo on Greg Goodman's Custom Musician's Stool

We've been working really hard trying to convey through photos, how absolutely gorgeous Greg Goodman's custom musician's stools are.  Somehow the fine art of Greg's choice of figured wood and expert craftsmanship are nearly impossible for an amateur to bring to life through online images. 

I guess Bongo sensed our frustration and was kind enough to jump up on the seat and give us a pose we could actually handle with our limited photographic capabilities.

He felt that portraying the level of comfort and confidence afforded by the stool was more important than the quality and craftsmanship involved.

Cats always have their own agenda.

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Custom-walnut-furniture

Here's a photo of some beautiful custom walnut dining furniture sent to us by Robert T in Connecticut.  Robert basically designed the buffet himself.  He started with our Large Vertical-Buffet Media Center and had us craft it with just one side cabinet instead of two.  He also increased the height of the unit from 60"H to 67"H.  I think it came our beautifully.

Robert also customized our Round Back Chair.  This is a chair we typically offer in cherry only, but Robert called to ask if we could craft it in walnut.  Since we only make this chair style a couple times each year he had to wait, but he was willing to do that and look how nice they turned out!

The dining room set was completed with our Modern Contemporary Dining Table in solid walnut.  The finish for the set is a hand-rubbed Danish oil.  

Congrats to Robert for designing such a beautiful dining set.  Enjoy!

Find more ideas for custom walnut furniture here.

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Custom-bookcase-doors

I love it when customers share photos of their furniture after it's been installed in their homes.  It really brings our work full circle and gives us a great feeling about what we're doing.

See the narrow space available Bill P. had for this bookcase?  We customized the width of our Cherry Moon Bookcase so it would fit perfectly into this space.  Bill and his wife wanted doors on the bottom half of the unit too, so we added them.  And we made the unit shorter so it didn't obscure light switches and outlets.

 

  

  

  

Bookcase
Bill needed another bookcase to be customized for a taller height and without doors.  This one turned out to be just the ticket.

It doesn't take long for me to to fill up the shelves either Bill ;)

We're so happy that you love your new furniture!

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.