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Furnishing your home is an investment.  High quality wooden furniture that's built to last a lifetime is bound to give you a better return than any instrument you can find on Wall Street. 

The idea that custom furniture is too expensive for you is a myth, but if you're going to take the plunge and invest your hard-earned dollars, be sure you do it wisely and get exactly what you want.

Here are some suggestions for success:

  • Avoid big box stores and any furniture store that focuses on selling cheap, imported furniture, aka: curbside furniture (you know where this will be in 5 years).
  • Visit with local furniture makers in their shops.  Examine their work.  Touch it, sit in it and page through their portfolios with them.  You'll be surprised at the quality and diversity of their work!
  • Check references.  Most furniture makers will be happy to connect you with others who have purchased their furniture.  Don't be surprised if those customers invite you come to their homes and see their furniture.  It happens often!
  • Ask the furniture makers where their wood comes from.  Usually it will be local, sustainably harvested wood.  If you're looking for mahogany or another wood that cannot be obtained locally, make sure the wood is green certified by a legitimate organization like the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
  • More suggestions tomorrow!  In the meantime, visit Vermont Woods Studios for custom furniture ideas.

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.

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Rebecca, our new Vermont Woods Studios Furniture graphic designer has been working back and forth with a customer this week on a customized dining table.  Adam liked our Oval Trestle Table shown on the website in maple, but he wanted it in a 2-tone combination of cherry and walnut wood.

 

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The first idea Adam wanted to try was a solid walnut base with a cherry table top.  Rebecca photo-shopped this image for him, but they both thought is was a bit too much walnut for his space. 

 

 

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So they toned down the walnut some with this version where the table was almost all cherry except for walnut feet, trestle and buttons over the trestle joints.  Still too much walnut for Adam's taste.

 

 

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Rebecca then emailed Adam this option and it turned out to be the Goldilocks version–not too much walnut, not too little, it was just right.  I like it a lot and am hoping Adam will send us photos of his dining room once the new table is installed.

 

 

Looking for custom furniture or customized furniture?  Check out our Vermont Woods Studios furniture website for ideas and give us a call.  Ask for Rebecca.  She'll show you how to customize our furniture for your space and taste.  It's easy, affordable and lots of fun! 

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-trestle-table Here’s another custom dining table built recently by a few talented Vermont furniture artisans.  I love the gentle curves and smooth lines of this table.

This customer brought his vision in as a hand drawing and soon that was transformed into this work of functional art.

Custom furniture is more achievable than you might think!  More luxury custom furniture pieces at Vermont Woods Studios.

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.

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Or maybe over 6 feet tall?  If so, maybe it's time to think about Customized Furniture, that's made to order, specifically for you, your family and your home.

Of course, your height is just one of many reasons to choose customized furniture.  Maybe you have a narrow space between two windows, and you can't find the right size chest of drawers to fit.  Or perhaps your kitchen is long and narrow and you need a table that's 7 feet long and only 2 feet wide.

Whatever the reason, you can have your furniture customized to your exact specifications, so it fits perfectly into your home and your family's lifestyle.  And why not?

At Vermont Woods Studios, we build each piece of our fine, handcrafted furniture to order, especially for you.  So it's easy for us to shorten the height of your dresser, or widen the width of your table or make any number of other customizations you might need.  Often alterations can be made for little or no charge.  Give us a call (888-390-5571) and let's get started now!

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.