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Happy Thanksgiving from Vermont Woods Studios!

November 22nd, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh

Happy Thanksgiving

All of us here at Vermont Woods Studios Fine Furniture are wishing you and your family a relaxing and Happy Thanksgiving

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

This year has flown by so fast at Vermont Woods Studios, it’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is here already.  It’s a good time to slow down and reflect on all the blessings we’ve received this year.  Our small furniture business and our green mission have been able to move forward by leaps and bounds, in spite of a few setbacks.  We are grateful to all our customers, our furniture makers, shippers, vendors,  family, friends and neighbors.  We’re grateful to Elaine and Bill Ellis who sold us the Stonehurst property, our future fine furniture showroom.  But most of all, we are grateful to our wonderful staff who have poured their hearts and minds in to this ambitious venture, amidst the extraordinary challenges a small business faces during these economic times.  They make it all happen, they give it their very best and they’re pretty fun to work with too!

So on behalf of this fine Green Team at Vermont’s Online Fine Furniture Store, Ken and I wish you and your family a very happy and relaxing Thanksgiving.

Although I’m not going to encourage shopping on Thanksgiving Day, I do feel like I should tell you that our Black Friday sale has started.  No rush though.  It runs through today, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Shop till you Drop Sunday and Cyber Monday. 


Buying Furniture Online: Top 5 Tips For A Successful Shopping Experience

April 10th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh

Buying Furniture Online | American Made | Handcrafted in Vermont

Buying Furniture Online | American Made | Handcrafted in Vermont

So you’re thinking about buying furniture online.  You routinely purchase books and clothes online, but furniture is different.  It’s a big investment– maybe about the same dollar value as a new computer system or perhaps much more.

What if you’re not happy with it?  Can you just send it back?  How do you know which online furniture stores you can trust?  This is a big decision so it’s worth the time to do a little homework before you buy.

The good news is that there are lots of reputable furniture retailers online, offering quality products at fair prices.  A few minutes of browsing through a furniture website can usually give you a good idea of whether or not it’s honest and reputable.  Here I’ll offer the Top 5 ways to tell…

Does the company focus on selling exclusively furniture or do they sell everything from pillows to pampers to produce?  The point here is that customizing, shipping and delivering furniture are specialties that require specialization.  There’s a big difference between FedExing a pillow and delivering and setting up a bedroom set in your home.  Furniture shipping and delivery is an exacting art and science.  Don’t expect it to be done well by an online department store.  Go with a furniture specialist.

Does the company provide detailed information about their products, who makes them, how they are made, what they are made of, directions for furniture care?  Spend some time studying this information on the company’s website
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Ask where the furiture is made and what it’s made of

Make sure to take into account shipping costs, taxes, and other fees when deciding on your purchase! Many online furniture stores offer free shipping but some do not. Make sure to take this into account when searching for the best prices.
Many times making a good decision rides a fine line between price and shopping at a reputable store.

Ask for contact info on former customers in your area.

Read their blog


Dont trust review sites that have a low alexa rating,

Get contact info and call

Better Business Bureau – going obsolete


google the name with “scam”