March 29th, 2011 by Peggy Farabaugh
Many thanks to filmmaker Luke Stafford of Mondo Media for creating a beautiful, professional video about Vermont Woods Studios Handcrafted Furniture. The video features two of our favorite woodworkers: Chad Woodruff of Vernon, Vermont and Greg Goodman of Brattleboro, Vermont. Luke visited both of their studios and filmed them in action.
Chad was making pieces for his line of mission-craftsman style furniture and Greg was working on a live edge wood slab table made out of a local catalpa tree. We thank them both for taking time out of their busy schedules to introduce our customers to their work. I can tell you that they are some of the finest artisans in our state and we are proud to be working with them.
You can view the video by going to our Vermont Woods Studios homepage and clicking on the third box down on the right where it says "watch". Let me know how you like the show!
October 13th, 2009 by Peggy Farabaugh
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.
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.