Mix Rustic withtapped-maple-table_03 Modern for a Tastefully Trend Inspired Home

Rustic mixed with modern will be a major trend in 2015 as predicted by TODAY Home. The author, Amy Eley, mentions mixing weathered woods with modern accents, and even points to a table found on Pinterest that looks much like our very own Vermont Tapped Maple Accent Table. We’d have to agree with this trend prediction as the fusion reclaimed wood and metal has been gaining popularity all year. Our Vermont Tapped Maple Accent Table is a great starter point for bringing in a chic and subtle part of this trend into your home!

It is made with carefully selected and hand-made from Vermont Sugar Maples, and are crafted to preserve the natural beauty of the wood.

The color variations appearing in the center of the table top and radiate out showing decades of maple sap tapping. These details are further highlighted by the natural steel hairpin legs, which offer a beautiful contrast to the rustic appearance of the wood itself.

With its smooth finish, live-edge style and unique imperfections, this accent table provides a great conversation starter to any home, as well as a sliver of vermont history.

What trends do YOU predict for 2015? Let us know in the comments section or tweet us.

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.

5 Best Reclaimed & Live Edge Furniture Designs
There’s something striking about reclaimed and live edge furniture—it’s imperfect but refined, aggressive but complementary. Perfect additions to any space needing a pop of organic style. Adored for its rustic charm and adaptability, reclaimed and live edge furniture has been a major trend in 2014.

 

1. Reclaimed Barnwood Farm Table With Tapered Legs

5 Best Reclaimed & Live Edge Furniture Designs

Our Reclaimed Barn Wood Farm Table is handcrafted in Vermont. With its traditional tapered legs this one-of-a kind farm table is a country home treasure! Table top is custom made in Vermont from high quality antique white pine or chestnut from reclaimed and recycled antique doors, floor boards, siding and other original components of historic New England barns.

 

2.  Sutton Platform Bed with Reclaimed Headboard

5 Best Reclaimed & Live Edge Furniture Designs

Our Sutton Platform Bed with a Reclaimed Wood Headboard is a unique new addition to our line of handmade, solid wood beds. Each bed is built to order in Vermont using sustainably harvested woods.Contemporary clean lines and a platform base make this antique looking bed stylish for any bedroom. This bed is also available with a live edge head board or a regular solid wood headboard.

 

3. Classic Country Buffet in Reclaimed Wood

5 Best Reclaimed & Live Edge Furniture DesignsHistorical romance embodies our Classic Country Buffet in reclaimed white pine or chestnut wood. Classic American country features blend with modern styling to make for a wonderful addition to any country home. This heirloom quality buffet is handcrafted from rare recycled antique doors, floor boards, siding and other original components of New England’s historic barns & wood structures. Reclaimed wood (either White Pine or Chestnut) is used for the top, drawer fronts and door panels, while the rest of the piece can be in your choice of Cherry, Maple or Oak.

 

4. Natural Live Edge Bench

5 Best Reclaimed & Live Edge Furniture Designs

 

Our Natural Live Edge Bench brings the beauty of the forest into your home. The base of this natural, eco-friendly bench is made from vertical slabs of whole trees. This process leaves virtually no waste. Handcrafted in Vermont, this live edge furniture piece is sure to make a subtle statement in any home. 

 

5.  Metropolitan Dining Table – Live Edge

5 Best Reclaimed & Live Edge Furniture Designs

Our Metropolitan Dining Table features a clear, powder-coated steel base and a live edge table top. Rectangular live edge table tops available in cherry or walnut wood. Each coffee table is crafted in Vermont by skilled craftspeople. Natural finish protects and enhances the natural beauty and grain of the wood. The metal base paired with the organic piece of live edge wood creates a modern industrial style.

 

Which piece of reclaimed or live edge furniture  is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section! If you’re feeling inspired, feel free to browse our collections of reclaimed barnwood furniture.

 

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.

Vermont Furniture Photography
Nina & Dennis photograph a new live edge dining table, a recent showroom addition.

As you browse through our website, you might notice that some of our photos are a little less than spectacular. This is a problem for some people when buying furniture online because it doesn’t allow you to see how beautiful our wood furniture truly is. Luckily for us (and for our visitors), we now have Nina working with us to get as many beautiful photos as we can of any furniture design that passes through our showroom and when possible, many that go through our craftsman’s woodshops.

Some furniture pieces with new photography by Nina:

1)  Cherry Ladderback Bookcase

2) Vermont Tavern Dining Set

3) Contemporary Craftsmen 3-Drawer Nightstand

4) Wood & Steel Bridges Bench

5) Wood & Steel Sofa Table

 

Rest assured that we are making our best effort to provide top quality photography that accurately shows the handcrafted quality of our Vermont fine furniture. Keep your eyes on the blog and on our Facebook page for new photo and furniture updates. Interested in checking out more great Vermont Furniture Photography ? Browse through our Pinterest boards for endless inspiration!

 

 

 

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.

Live Edge Walnut Table Slab

We've always offered black walnut as a choice for our Vermont Woods Studios furniture but to be honest, walnut hasn't been very popular these last several years.  I'm not sure why, but lately the tables have turned!  Just in the last few weeks we've had more inquiries for walnut furniture than over the past 2 years.

I think walnut is a stunning hardwood.  It's a chocolate-brown color and generally much more figured than other local woods we work with.  Walnut furniture has great character and richness. 

Black-walnut-tables from Vermont Woods Studios 

Live edge walnut furniture seems to be what's really on fire now.  Our friend and woodworking magician, Dan does a lot of work with live edge walnut.  I think he's going to be very busy this year.

Walnut-slab-table handmade in Vermont How do you like this live edge table?  Greg built this one a couple months ago.  The customer had a hand in designing this live edge showpiece and I love the way it turned out.

Thinking about walnut furniture for your home?  Contact us for 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.