August 25th, 2013 by Peggy Farabaugh
We love getting customer comments, feedback and suggestions about our American made furniture, especially when the reviews come with photos attached. Today we’re sending our thanks out to Katie B who recently received her Polywood Presidential Outdoor Rocking Chairs:
“Our deck in the mountains of western NC faces the morning sun and is uncovered. Thusly, our need for strong, durable porch rockers. They are so comfortable and look amazing!! Thanks, Vermont Woods Studios!” Katie B
Here’s a little information on these durable outdoor rockers. They’re a green product, made in America from recycled plastic milk jugs. We guarantee them to last a lifetime (a little known benefit I don’t think you’ll find at any other furniture store). The porch rockers come in 12 traditional and bright colors. They’re built in Indiana with maintenance-free recycled plastic lumber and premium stainless steel hardware. The seats and backs are contoured for extra comfort, plus comfortable elbow support and big armrests make it easy to get up. Optional seat cushions are available and our price includes free shipping.
Oh and there’s no need to store these outdoor rockers during winter months – leave them outside! Polywood is weather resistant and fade resistant. The color isn’t just on the surface of Polywood, it’s all throughout the plastic lumber so there’s no painting, staining, waterproofing, stripping or resurfacing needed. It’s a product you will never have to replace.
Give Liz or Sean a call if you’re interested in learning more or need a sample of Polywood in one or more of the many colors available (blue, teak, tangerine, red, sand, mahogany, lime, lemon, green, black, aruba, slate grey or white).
December 11th, 2011 by Peggy Farabaugh
Over the last 30 years, almost all the big American furniture manufacturers (including La-Z-Boy, Vaughan-Bassett, Broyhill, Drexel Heritage, Henredon, Hickory Chair, Lane, Thomasville, Ethan Allen and so on) have moved their operations overseas to China, Vietnam and other third world countries. The result has been cheaper prices, lower quality and the emergence of what we call "curbside furniture".
But there are still many companies that make high quality fine furniture right here in the USA and Vermont has more than it's share of them. That's why we call Vermont the Fine Furniture Capital of America. Throughout the off-shoring movement, only one Vermont furniture company I know of moved it's operations overseas. The rest stayed here in Vermont remaining true to their values of quality, integrity, sustainability and community.
We've profiled a number of these great American furniture makers including Vermont companies like Copeland Furniture and Lyndon Furniture as well as many small, custom, fine furniture makers including Steve Holman, Dan Mosheim, Chad Woodruff and Greg Goodman.
Today I wanted to highlight the work of Kit Clark, a consumate craftsman who specializes in luxury custom rocking chairs. "Furniture that fits you" is Kit's mantra and he makes custom rockers much like a tailor would make a custom suit. Each rocker is designed specifically to fit its owner. Kit studies a customer's posture, records their measurements and interviews them to understand any subtleties that could be used to enhance the comfort of their rocker. Then he goes back to the shop and eventually emerges with masterpiece in hand. Stop by Kit's shop in Ferrisburgh, VT if you get a chance. I can't think of a more luxurious Made in America Christmas present than a Kit Clark Rocker.