July 31st, 2010 by Peggy Farabaugh
Where is the handmade wood furniture capitol of the USA? Would you be surprised if I told you it was Vermont? Many people are: they think of North Carolina as being the center of American made furniture and thirty years ago it was. But times have changed.
Over the past three decades, North Carolina companies have outsourced the vast majority of their furniture making to China and other third world countries. Big name furniture makers that we associate with the American made brand like Thomasville, Drexel Heritage and Broyhill are no longer making much furniture in the USA.
Vermont, with an unofficial count of some 2000 furniture makers has stepped in to become the fine handmade wood furniture capitol of America. Take a tour through Vermont's country roads and you'll find small workshops dotted throughout the countryside with old-world proprietors ready to welcome you into our world of traditional handmade furniture making.
Fine handmade wood furniture is an investment you will always be able to enjoy and pass down to your family for many generations. Check out Vermont Woods Studios to see a sampling of Vermont's fine furniture makers and give us a call to arrange a tour of woodworking shops in our state that offer the type of high quality fine furniture you've been longing for.