Shaker-furniture

 

Shaker Furniture conjures up images of traditional New England style tables, chairs and bedroom furniture designed way back in the late 1700s by members of the The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, otherwise known as the Shakers.  It's really the only style of furniture that's widely agreed upon as quintessentially American and it's changed only in subtle ways over the last few hundred years.

Vermont furniture makers are perhaps the world's most diverse group of Shaker furniture makers.  Most furniture coming out of Vermont reflects Shaker values in one way or another (highest quality craftsmanship, simple functional design, elegant straight lines, finely crafted joinery such as mortise and tenon and dovetails) but each furniture maker has a unique signature on their furniture.

We've been working with Copeland Furniture recently, as we've added their bedroom furniture, TV-Entertainment furniture and home office furniture to our website.  It's interesting to see how they've evolved from building traditional Shaker Furniture (Sarah Collection) 30 years ago to ever increasingly modern furniture today.  Copeland's Lily collection blends a modern Scandinavian style with Shaker furniture design.  Their Berkeley collection is a fusion of Arts and Crafts, modern Japanese and Shaker style.

 

 

 

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Check out these and other new collections and see how you like this modernization of Shaker style furniture.  As far as I can see, the addition of Copeland furniture to our website gives Vermont Woods Studios the most expansive and diverse selection of high end Shaker style furniture on the Internet.

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.

Astrid-maple-bedroom-furnitureI have to share some of these beautiful photos of our New Copeland Furniture Collection as we're adding them to our online furniture store. 

Tim Copeland started his company over 30 years ago, and has built a reputation for world class, handmade, high end furniture in a variety of styles and designs.  His modern mid-century Astrid, Catalina and SoHo collections are entirely different from anything we’ve ever carried before.  We've already seen interest in these sophisticated, retro designs especially from customers in urban, metropolitan areas who are looking for dramatic flair for their lofts and luxury apartment homes.

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In addition to having a fabulous sense of style, the Copeland family is committed to making quality American made furniture by skilled American craftsmen. And they're serious about environmental conservation and stewardship.  No greenwashing here.

 

 

Soho-walnut-cherry-bedI'll be highlighting more of their collections as we work on getting pieces up on our website.  We plan to have our online store ready to roll by the end of the month, but in the meantime if you need additional information just give us a call.  Full color catalogs and prices lists are posted on the Copeland Furniture section of our website.

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.

Our Outdoor Furniture=Eco Friendly, Kid Friendly, and Mom Friendly too!

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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.

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.

Modern-American-Furniture We have three new American made furniture collections at Vermont Woods Studios and we're celebrating finally getting these up and running on our website with a big 15% off sale.  These collections:

Modern American Furniture
Modern Shaker Furniture and
Contemporary Craftsman Furniture

are all handmade in Burlington, Vermont at a small workshop that's been focusing on simplicity and quality since 1970.  

 

Modern-Shaker-Office-Furniture Arthur's classic, high quality, solid hardwood furniture is visually striking while clearly showing the quality of his craftsmanship.  His dining room, bedroom and office furniture is available in solid cherry, walnut, and maple as well as blended combinations of these three wood species.  Arthur takes great pride in his color and grain matching when he selects individual pieces of wood for your furniture and the hand rubbed linseed oil finish he uses really shows off the natural characteristics of the wood.

 

 

Contemporary Craftsman Bedroom Furniture These Modern American Furniture collections are some of our most high end furniture and that is reflected in the price.  With this 10-15% off sale though you have a chance to acquire them at a price that's lower than many of those in our other collections.  Have a look and keep in mind that the sale ends April 19.  We'll look forward to hearing from you if you have any questions.

 

 

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.

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We're adding a new line of furniture at Vermont Woods Studios.  It's called the Modern American Furniture Collection. Check out this  mid-century style buffet.  It's handcrafted in Vermont from solid black walnut wood.  Kind of a blend of Art Deco and Scandinavian design, don't you think?

This is a brand new collection with new pieces emerging over the next few months.  Check back often to see the collection evolve.

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.