Blue Doors on Stonehurst
We chose blue!

As promised in my last blog, here is the new color of the doors at Stonehurst! Blue! What is so great about it is that they aren’t a traditional door color, and we think that really fits with the personality of Vermont Woods Studios and the quirky folks who work here. While several people asked why we didn’t go with green to fit with our company colors, blue turned out to be a better fit. It brings out the natural blues of the sky and contrasts wonderfully with the white paint, plus, it’s going to look amazing once all of the landscaping and outdoor decor is in place.  I’m really happy with the way the doors turned out, and I know that the rest of the Green Team is too! But we want to know what you think about them, let us know on Facebook!

 

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.

Web_746_iccheaderpage1_ocIn case you haven’t heard, this Saturday is International Coastal
Clean-up Day,
organized by the Ocean Conservancy. This year marks their 27th
anniversary of celebrating this initiative and they don’t look to be slowing
down anytime soon. In 2011, almost 600,000 volunteers worldwide collected more
than 9 million pounds of trash from our oceanic ecosystems. These trash items,
such as cigarette butts, plastic bottles and bags and food wrappers, are
responsible for polluting our waters and endangering our wildlife.

Vermont Woods Studios makes every effort we can to support initiatives
like that of The Ocean Conservancy. In many areas of our company, you can find examples of how we support the preservation of our environment. We donate to local and national
environmental organizations, we “green-up” our office space and we even sell
recycled furniture!

Put your mind at ease by relaxing in recycled Polywood!Our Polywood Outdoor Furniture is the perfect addition to
any green home. Made from more than 90% post-consumer recycled containers like
milk or detergent bottles, these pieces are constructed using a process that
makes them look and feel like real wood. That’s right. Durable, beautiful
furniture that doesn’t harm our environment and actually helps to keep plastic
out of our oceans. How much better can you get?


Here in the office, we decorate our “beach” area with
Polywood and enjoy it all year long. We also have BIG plans for Polywood at our
new Stonehurst home. Because that’s the thing about Vermont Woods Studios:
While we are a fine, hardwood furniture company, VWS is built on sustainability
and on protecting our environment.

This weekend, make plans to do something to support our
oceans. Find a beach clean-up site near you, start or improve a recycling
resolution in your home or office, or relax in a luxurious Polywood Adirondack
Chair
. However you choose to help, you’ll be glad you did! 

 

 

 

Loryn Dion is a Marketing Assistant at Vermont Woods Studios, an online furniture gallery which showcases Vermont's finest wood furniture. Follow our blog to learn about Vermont fine furniture, Vermont happenings, our mission, and our team.

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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Check out the Top 10 Reasons to Buy Polywood Furniture at Vermont Woods Studios.  Like us on Facebook and get a $50 coupon to use for Polywood or any other furniture on our website.  This is the Classic Adirondack Chair.

If you've discovered Polywood all weather, recycled plastic outdoor furniture you love it, right?  It's available in dozens of modern and traditional styles including Adirondack chairsrocking chairs, chaise lounges, outdoor dining tables, patio bar and counter height tables and more. 

 

Plus polywood pool and patio furniture comes in white, black and 11 colors: blue, teak, tangerine, red, sand, mahogany, lime, lemon, green, aruba and slate grey.  And it's made in America of recycled plastic drink containers, so while you're outside enjoying nature you can feel good about helping to preserve it through your purchase.

So now that you've decided to buy polywood, you're looking for the best deal.  This kind of high quality furniture isn't cheap.  Thus, where to go for the best price? 

Well, have you noticed that all the dealers charge the same price?  That's because the furniture maker (Polywood Inc) has determined the lowest price that dealers seem to be able to stay in business with, and set that as a required minimum price.  Dealers who violate the minimum price policy will likely not be in business for long– either because Polywood refuses to sell to them or they've run themselves into bankruptcy.

As it turns out the best deal on Polywood isn't about the lowest price.  It's about the quality of the company you're buying from and the way they stand behind their products.  At Vermont Woods Studios we're committed to offering you the best values in Polywood furniture that you will find anywhere and we stand behind all of our furniture (including Polywood) with a lifetime guarantee (we're the only dealer who does this, as far as I know).  Check it out along with the Top 10 Reasons to Buy Polywood Furniture at Vermont Woods Studios.

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.

 

I started Vermont Woods Studios Fine Furniture almost 7 years ago as part of a mission to help with rainforest conservation. We promote American made furniture that's built with local, sustainably harvested wood as an alternative to imported furniture made with illegal tropical timber, clear cut from the world's rapidly disappearing rainforests.

 

But a couple years ago when we were searching for an eco-friendly line of outdoor furniture, I began to learn that furniture is such a HUGE commodity it's manufacture affects ocean conservation as well as forest conservation.  Often when rainforests are clear-cut for timber, they are converted into plantations that require massive amounts of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers. The whole process results in soil erosion, run-off, ocean pollution and coral bleaching. 

This knowledge is what led us to begin carrying our Polywood outdoor furniture collection which is made from recycled plastic beverage containers, rather than rainforest woods like teak or mahogany.   I know this is a convoluted pathyway, but that's what reminded me of today's designation as World Oceans Day

There's no denying it– we are destroying the oceans and we need to take action to restore them.  90% of the big fish are gone and many of the fish caught today never even have the chance to reproduce. The average size of the remaining big fish has been cut in half in the last 50 years (the average weight of a swordfish caught today is 90 lbs., down from 266 lbs. in 1960).

The Green Prophet has some great suggestions if you're wondering what you can do to help restore the oceans.  In addition to avoiding the purchase of furniture made from tropical woods (like teak, mahogany, ipe and eucalyptus) you can also help by eating only sustainably harvested fish and learning more about ocean conservation.

OK, thanks for reading all this.  Now time to head out to the beach for a swim!

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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Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Flowers are always great for Mother's Day, but if you're looking for something a little different (and perhaps more extravagant) this year, how about something handmade in Vermont?

 

We're running a special for Mother's Day on Ken's handmade cutting boards (small and large), chopping blocks and wooden drink coasters.  These are gifts Mom can enjoy for many years!

 

If you think Mom should be relaxing instead of preparing and serving food, maybe you'll want to check out some of our new all weather patio, pool and deck furniture by Polywood

 

Whatever you think would delight Mom on this Mother's Day, it's probably time to get going on it today if shipping is involved.  At Vermont Woods Studios Fine Furniture, we're at the phone now and ready to help.  Give us a call!

 

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What mother wouldn't enjoy relaxing by the pool or at the beach in this all weather patio, pool and deck furniture by Polywood?

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.