American Made Mission and Craftsman Style Furniture | Handmade in Vermont
Vermont has long been known for it’s authentic, handmade Mission and Craftsman style furniture. Today’s artisans are adapting traditional designs to modern lifestyles while retaining our high standards for quality and sustainability.

What do you like most about Mission and Craftsman style furniture?  Customers shopping for this type of wooden furniture often tell us they’re looking for simple, natural designs and honest craftsmanship. Their search leads them to Vermont.  With it’s 200 year tradition of authentic, high quality woodworking, the Green Mountain State has earned a reputation of being the Fine Furniture Capital of America.

Mission and craftsman style furniture is being handmade in every corner of our state.  This weekend our artisans are opening their doors to visitors who want to see their craftsmanship in action.  You probably know this already but before you come, I should be clear.  In Vermont you’re not going to find much in the way of fancy Victorian carving or ornamental scrolling (we leave that to global conglomerates that use lots of CNC machinery and exploited labor to produce high volumes of low quality furniture).

Instead, in the Green Mountain State you’ll see the real thing: a tradition of simple (but precise) elegance in furniture making.  Fine quality construction, high value raw materials, local skilled labor, fair wages, human rights and environmental responsibility are hallmarks of Vermont’s fine furniture industry. The Mission and Craftsman style furniture that comes out of Vermont has a certain charm, grace, delicacy and simplicity reflecting those values and it just cannot be duplicated by mass production.

If you’re out and about leaf peeping this beautiful Autumn weekend, stop by some of our state’s premiere furniture studios and check out some real mission and craftsman style furniture and the artisans who create it.

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.

By Dennis Shanoff

Vt-wood-chairs Vermont Woods Studios has been showcasing Vermont’s finest wood furniture for over 5 years now. And as word of the Vermont furniture style and superb Vermont craftsmanship spreads outside the northeast we find ourselves hearing more and more lately from distant interior design and architectural firms.

A few months ago we were contacted by Susan Jay Design, a Los Angeles, CA based interior designer and space planning firm. For this particular client project Susan was looking for some modern and unique solid wood dining chairs and our Modern High Back Chairs caught her eye.  Susan had an interesting vision for these chairs. She wanted both light and dark wood colors and the seats would be upholstered with a custom bold pattern fabric. The contrasted toned chairs would be alternated around the large rectangular dining table. After reviewing some wood samples we sent, Susan chose to have a half dozen chairs crafted in natural cherry and another half dozen to be finished with a custom walnut stain. She then supplied us with the fabric for the seats and our craftsman went to work. Susan was gracious enough to share a photo with us. We think it looks stunning and are happy to report that both designer and client are very happy with the finished product!

Vermont Woods Studios is happy to work with design firms; we offer a 20% discount to the trade. Any design trade professionals interested in working with us can learn more by visiting our Designer Corner or by calling 1-888-390-5571.  We look forward to working with you and helping you and your client achieve their vision!

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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Of all of our Vermont furniture styles and collections, our Shaker inspired collections and pieces are some of our most popular. So we're working with our craftspeople to offer all Shaker furniture for our current sale– give the people what they want! Starting today and running through July 19th all Shaker furniture is 10% off (plus free shipping)!

You can browse our online gallery where you will find 6 Shaker Style Furniture collections including dozens of finely crafted Shaker inspired pieces for every room in your home. All our Shaker furniture is traditionally handcrafted in Vermont and is available in solid Cherry, Walnut and Maple hardwoods.

Being a network of small workshops, plus with the current demand it can take about 6-10 weeks to have your furniture built. So while we are just rolling into mid-summer you may want to think about ordering furniture now for late summer or early fall delivery.  Even for Thanksgiving dinner!  With handcrafted furniture that's made to order the best advice we can give is plan ahead.

So we welcome you to our online “Finest of Vermont” furniture gallery! Hope you enjoy your visit and please get in touch with us if there is anything we can assist you with. Thanks for visiting us today!

Note! Like us on Facebook and you can save additional $50! (And learn about new designs, upcoming sales, and other happenings here and throughout Vermont)

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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Longing for a new set of handmade dining room furniture for your family to enjoy during the Thanksgiving holidays?  Now is the time to think about it, as there is still time to have solid wood furniture custom crafted for you in time for delivery before Thanksgiving. 

Check out our Thanksgiving Dining Furniture Sale.  We've put everything on sale for at least 10% off.  Dining chairs and Barstools are offered at 20% off, if purchased with a table or if 6 or more chairs are purchased.

Sale ends Tuesday, September 7.  Now's your chance to finally have that high end dining set you've been wanting all these years– and at a great price.  Give us a call today, 888-390-5571.

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.


Cabinet Maker Will Sampson
Vermont Woods Studios Fine Furniture  is proud to be featured in the very well respected woodworking industry journal, Cabinet Maker.  We want to thank Will Sampson for his insightful article about our furniture business and how it fits into the dynamic and challenging world of fine furniture retailing in the USA. 

Besides being a writer and editor at Cabinet Maker, Will is also the author of SawdustSoup, a blog for professional woodworkers seeking to continuously improve their craft.  We salute Will for his fine work at Cabinet Maker.

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.