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Dining Room Revamp: Vermont Furniture To The Rescue!

April 17th, 2014 by Kelsey Eaton

Before & After

While the old vintage chairs are  charming, our Vermont made Shaker Style Ingrid dining chairs are sumptuous and chic.

We’re always happy to see the transformation of our customers homes. It’s exciting because there’s more to it than just the furniture. Seeing their progress reveals a little bit about their own story, and we’re flattered to be a part of that story!

The photos above show a before and after by our customer & new friend, Alice D. After falling in love with her Vermont Made Shaker Table, she decided to add our elegant Ingrid Cherry chairs. We love the way the new chairs have added a feeling of sophistication to the dining space. 

The Shaker Style Ingrid chair in Cherry Wood is a wonderful choice for anyone looking to make their dining space more chic and classy. It’s a modern take on traditional Shaker style furniture, as it uses the same balanced proportions and clean lines but modernizes it with the luxurious upholstery.

The chairs shown in the photo feature American Cherry hardwood with plush Celedon Microsuede fabric seating. Ingrid chairs have a comfortable open back, with the option for side or arm chair style. This chair style is designed to wear well, and the polyester fabric is durable enough to be used by your whole family.

As the centerpiece of the room, the handcrafted Custom Vermont Shaker Dining Table is one of our most popular dining tables. People love it because while its beautiful and luxurious looking, it’s meant to be used. You can feel comfortable seating your friends and family around it! It’s a highly customizable piece and can be built to fit practically any dining room size.

These hardwood cherry furniture pieces add style and sophistication to this already beautiful space. We’re so happy to be a part of it and look forward to seeing more transformation!

What do you think? Do you like the dining room with the vintage furniture or the Vermont Furniture? Let us know in the comments section of this blog! 


This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios.  Check out our Vermont  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 Banquette Tables – A Customer Review

August 9th, 2013 by Peggy Farabaugh

A Custom Dining Table for a Banquette | Handmade in Vermont

Recently Barbara K came to us looking for a custom banquette table for her kitchen. This type of customization is something we can do quite easily as every piece of our furniture is made to order.  Thanks for the photo, Barbara!

Handmade custom tables are a common request for the craftspeople at Vermont Woods Studios Fine Furniture.  Recently Barbara K came to us looking for custom banquette tables for her kitchen.  Banquette seating is custom built, usually into a corner, along a wall or in front of a window.  Depending on the design of the seating, the banquette table must be custom made too.  Over the years, we’ve had many requests to customize existing tables and make them a little taller, shorter, longer, wider and so on.  This type of customization is something we can do quite easily as every piece of our furniture is made to order.

Here’s an excerpt from Barbara’s feedback about her new dining table:

We just absolutely love our table. You were so nice to work with and the delivery men were just delightful. They made sure our table was level before they left.  We ordered the table because we needed a certain height for the banquette. Vermont Wood Studios was the only place we found that could give us this. We would definitely recommend you!!     Barbara K

If you’re searching for banquette tables and seating, have a look at these photos on Houzz, Better Homes and Gardens and Pinterest.  And if you need a custom banquette table, browse through our selection of made to order dining tables and give Liz a call to discuss dimensions and pricing.  Often we can customize tables like this for little or no extra charge.



A LARGE Custom Walnut Slab Table

August 22nd, 2011 by Peggy Farabaugh

Custom-walnut-slab-table Our friend David Allard and the talented furniture makers at Lyndon Furniture are always coming up with some new, exciting wood furniture design project.  Check out this huge custom walnut slab table they recently finished.  It's 13.5' long and the two planks in the top are made of 1 ¾" thick solid black walnut.

The legs are made of welded steel tubes that thread through the walnut slab top like through-tenons.  On the top, Dave left a gap between the 2 walnut slabs to allow for wood movement.  Believe it or not, even kiln-dried wood (like these walnut slabs) expands and contracts quite a bit with changes in humidity and temperature.

Such a simple elegant design, isn't it?  But as any amateur woodworker could attest, it's not one to try at home unless you've got the hand of a trained professional.  And a crane :)




Custom Tables, Made to Order of Solid Wood

October 4th, 2010 by Peggy Farabaugh


Looking for a custom wooden table for your kitchen, dining room, hallway or living room?  Did you know you can have a table custom made to order at the same price you would pay for a similar table out of a big box store or warehouse?

One of the advantages of buying a custom table is that you can tailor the dimensions to fit precisely into the space you’ve allotted in your home.  Using the drop down menus on Vermont Woods Studios website, you can choose from nearly 80 different solid wood dining tables.  Each table can be ordered in about 25 different sizes or you can call and order a unique custom size.



You can also customize the shape of your table top (rectangular, oval, boat, octagon), the shape and height of the table legs, the type of wood used, the finish, the edge profile and more. Want a drawer in the table top?  How about a counter height table?  Because each of our tables is made to order, it’s easy and affordable to customize them.

Vermont furniture makers offer custom tables in many styles and sizes, including farm tables, dining room tables, sofa tables, coffee tables, end tables and ultra luxury artisan designed custom tables.  If you don’t see exactly what you want, give us a call.  We’ll work with you to build a custom table that fits your style and budget.


Custom Walnut Slab Table by Dan Mosheim

April 21st, 2010 by Peggy Farabaugh

Dan Mosheim is one of an elite group of custom furniture makers in Vermont, belonging to the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers.  Check out this beautiful custom live-edge walnut slab table he recently crafted. 

Dan writes a very interesting blog about Vermont furniture making.  Check it out.  He chronicles his projects and shows all the many steps involved in designing and crafting custom furniture.

Woodworkers and furniture aficionados alike will enjoy Dan's work.


Lyndon Furniture: Customize It and Buy Online

November 28th, 2009 by Peggy Farabaugh

Lyndon-furnitureHow do you like this custom made mission style table crafted by Lyndon Furniture?

On the way home after Thanksgiving dinner at Gramma's, we stopped by a housewarming party in St Johnsbury, Vermont.  Bill and Peggy C. have just finished a spectacular timber-frame home that's nestled into the top of a mountainside, featuring gorgeous views of the meadows below.

The view of the natural setting is breath-taking, but the scenery inside the home is also awe-inspiring.  The two world travelers have assembled such an interesting collection of art from all around the world!

We were excited to see many pieces of custom furniture that we had crafted for them.  This photo is an octagonal mission style table that Bill designed along with matching mission chairs.

American Mission Table
For the custom table, we started with our American Mission Dining Table.   Bill liked the base pieces so we took 3 of them and arranged them in a triangle to make his base.  Then we changed the top shape from rectangular to octagonal.

I love the way it turned out!  If you're looking for custom furniture at an affordable price, Lyndon Furniture should be at the top of your list.  Give us a call at Vermont Woods Studios and we'll help you find (or design) exactly what you're looking for!


Vermont Woods Studios Furniture Featured in New England Home Magazine

November 8th, 2009 by Peggy Farabaugh

Thanks to editor extraordinaire Erin Marvin, Vermont Woods Studios has once again been featured in New England Home magazine.  Our Modern Equinox Table is showcased as "one of our favorite must-haves for the season" with "curves in all the right places".

We are proud to be recognized in such a prestigious collection of unique and beautiful handcrafted New England furniture.  Thanks, Erin!


Customizing a 2-Tone Trestle Table

September 25th, 2009 by Peggy Farabaugh


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.



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. 




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.




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!