At Vermont Woods Studios, solid cherry furniture has always been our specialty.  Although most of our craftspeople routinely work in walnut, maple and oak too, cherry continues to be the favorite wood among our customers.  And many are specifically looking for all solid cherry wood, rather than cherry with veneers.

For those customers I thought it might be helpful to compile a current list of some of our most popular collections we offer in solid cherry wood.

Solid Cherry Furniture
Shown here, our Cherry Moon Pagoda Bed, case goods, veritical mirror and night stands all in real cherry wood.
Solid Cherry Furniture
Our Vermont Shaker Moon Bed in Cherry
Solid Cherry Furniture
Our Contemporary Craftsman High Footboard Bed and case goods
Solid Cherry Furniture
Out American Shaker Panel Bed, night stand and chest all in Cherry.
Solid Cherry Furniture
Our Brandon Panel Bed with a low footboard in Cherry.
Solid Cherry Furniture
Our Raised Panel Carriage Bed in real Cherry wood.
Solid Cherry Furniture
Our Classic Flat Panel Bed in cherry.
Solid Cherry Furniture
Our Classic Shaker Flare Leg Boat Top Table and our Classic Shaker Chair #2 all in cherry wood.
Solid Cherry Furniture
Our Modern American Platform Bed
Solid Cherry Furniture
Our Copeland Astrid Cherry Bedroom Set

 

 

Each of these collections is handmade here in VT with solid wood throughout (except the backs of some case goods*).  Sometimes our photos show the furniture in walnut or maple, but you can use the drop down menus to select cherry wood.  Details regarding how these furniture sets are built can be found on our Construction Details pages where you’ll find specifics on joinery, drawer slides, hardware options, premium wood selection, finishing methods, etc.

Tomorrow, I’ll post about cherry furniture that incorporates veneers.  Got questions?  Give us a call or post them on our Facebook.

 *  The backs of case goods in some of these collections are made of furniture grade plywood.  This choice is based on the stability of plywood, versus solid woods which expand and contract with varying humidity levels.  There are many structural and design details involved in a craftsman’s decision to use solid wood versus plywood.  Please check our Construction Details pages for specifics.

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.

Solid-cherry-wood-bedroom Furniture made of solid cherry wood is considered some of the finest furniture available in the world today.  That’s because cherry is a beautiful, stable hardwood that develops a rich reddish brown patina over the years and just keeps getting more gorgeous as time goes by.

I’m always saddened when customers tell us they’ve been searching in their local areas and online for solid cherry furniture and they haven’t been able to find the real thing.

What’s happened is that the larger furniture companies have opted for low-price over quality in their furniture designs.  They typically use cheaper, lower quality woods, stain them and then call them “cherry”.  The worst part is that the stains don’t even remotely look like real cherry wood, but this cheap furniture is so plentiful that people often think that stain is the actual color of cherry.  At Vermont Woods Studios Furniture it breaks our craftsmans’ hearts when people ask them to stain solid cherry furniture to make it match existing fake “cherry” furniture that’s in their homes.

Solid-cherry-wood bookcase Here are some examples of solid cherry wood furniture.  You’ll notice there are varying degrees of color.  Natural cherry wood starts out a light pinkish color and darkens over time with exposure to light.  Eventually it ripens to a stunning reddish brown.  You can hasten the darkening process by oiling the wood often.

If you’re shopping for cherry furniture and you have any doubts about the wood, be sure to ask the salesperson if it’s authentic cherry wood.  Ask where it’s from too.  The best cherry in the world is grown in Pennsylvania and West Virginia and because we don’t have much cherry in Vermont, that’s where we get ours from.  More on cherry wood furniture here.

 

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.