August 22nd, 2011 by Peggy Farabaugh
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
October 7th, 2010 by Peggy Farabaugh
Everyone wants to have handcrafted, American made wood furniture in their home. Why not? It's beautiful, lasts for generations and adds warmth and richness to your space. But at Vermont Woods Studios we do understand that not everyone is able to wait 8-10 weeks to have their furniture custom crafted. Often customers come to us as they are preparing for guests for Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas, a birthday celebration or other holiday and they need their furniture fast.
Well lucky for us, Vermont furniture makers are working hard to meet those needs. We are currently able to offer many dining tables and dining chairs with a lead time of just 2-3 weeks. Give us a call or email us regarding lead times for the furniture pieces you're interested in. Believe it or not, it's still possible to have a dining room furniture set crafted just for you with delivery in time for Thanksgiving dinner!
August 26th, 2010 by Peggy Farabaugh
Longing for a new set of handmade dining room furniture for your family to enjoy during the Thanksgiving holidays? Now is the time to think about it, as there is still time to have solid wood furniture custom crafted for you in time for delivery before Thanksgiving.
Check out our Thanksgiving Dining Furniture Sale. We've put everything on sale for at least 10% off. Dining chairs and Barstools are offered at 20% off, if purchased with a table or if 6 or more chairs are purchased.
Sale ends Tuesday, September 7. Now's your chance to finally have that high end dining set you've been wanting all these years– and at a great price. Give us a call today, 888-390-5571.
November 16th, 2009 by Peggy Farabaugh
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.
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!
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!