November 8th, 2011 by Peggy Farabaugh
Our kids are older now, but I remember when they were little we were always worrying about them getting hurt around our furniture. Sharp edges and corners, glass tops, coatings and finishes were all a concern.
Well, now parents are getting much smarter about choosing kid-friendly furniture. One option is to bring the beautiful, modern outdoor furniture that's become so popular over the last few years– inside.
Check out this outdoor polywood furniture, It doesn't look kid-friendly does it? It looks like (and is) stylish, high quality, luxury furniture. But guess what it's made of? Recycled milk jugs. It's all non-toxic, inert, virtually indestructible, super easy to maintain and guaranteed to last a lifetime. There's no glass, no finish or sharp edges. Furthermore, you can choose from dozens of durable Sunbrella fabrics for the cushions without worry about spills and dribbles. The deep seating mission collection shown here offers a choice of outdoor faux leather cushions or Sunbrella fabrics.
Parents of small children: give it some thought! Bring the outdoors furniture in.
March 14th, 2011 by Peggy Farabaugh
Traditionally, we've only sold Vermont-made, solid wood furniture at Vermont Wood Studios. But when customers asked us to carry a Kids Furniture Collection, we decided to research an innovative new recycled plastic furniture called "polywood".
After evaluating many different lines of children's furniture lines, we settled on polywood because we liked the environmental aspect (taking plastic out of the waste stream), but even more– we were sold on the excellent safety rating, strong and sturdy design and the non-toxic nature of the furniture.
Kids have special needs and vulnerabilities and we feel polywood addresses them better than all the other alternatives. Most children’s furniture found in American stores today is imported from overseas where there is little regulation of health, safety and toxicity. That’s why we see product recalls for things like toxic lead and cadmium levels in paint finishes and failure of cheap moving parts.
At Vermont Woods Studios we wanted to carry an American made collection of kids indoor-outdoor furniture that would exceed US health and safety regulations. Our Poly Wood Kids Furniture Collection has several advantages other than health and safety: it is well-designed, sturdy, colorful, weatherproof, maintenance-free and stylish. Polywood Childrens’ Adirondack chairs and picnic tables can be customized online in a variety of 12 vibrant colors and carry a lifetime guarantee as well as a low-price guarantee. Check them out and let us know what you think!
February 23rd, 2011 by Peggy Farabaugh
As a kid I remember asking Santa for my own pint-size kitchen set every year. I wanted a colorful little table with matching chairs and a sink, cupboards and oven. Guess what he brought me instead? An Easy Bake. Remember those?
Anyway, I've gotten over it since ;)) but if I was 2 or 3 feet tall now, I do think it would be very cool to have one of these polywood kids Adirondack chairs or children's picnic tables or kid's dining tables.
They're made of recycled poly wood plastic. They're easy to clean, require no special maintenance and even have a lifetime guarantee and a low price guarantee. Best part– they come in 12 bright colors: blue, teak, tangerine, red, sand, mahogany, lime, lemon yellow, green, black, aruba blue or white. What kid wouldn't want one?