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America’s Best Memorial Day Furniture Sale

May 25th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh

Memorial-day-furniture-saleHopefully you're planning a weekend full of relaxation with your family and friends this Memorial Day.  But I bet you're also going to squeeze in some chores, errands and shopping as well. 

We can help you with that… if it's furniture you're shopping for. 

Check out our Big Storewide Memorial Day Furniture Sale.

On this patriotic weekend, you can feel good knowing our handcrafted wood furniture is 100% American made.  Even better– you'll save 15% off just about everything store-wide including bedroom furniture, dining room furniture, home office furniture and living room furniture.  And we've delivered to all 50 states in the USA using our white glove delivery and set-up service so you can be confident that your furniture will arive safe and sound… with our craftsman's lifetime guarantee.

The best part?  You don't have to rush around town to shop for your furniture.  Relax and browse with your friends and family from the comfort of your home, backyard, beach or BBQ.  The sale goes through this weekend and ends Tuesday, May 29 at midnight.  Don't miss it!

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Cherry and Walnut Wood: Custom 2 Tone Furniture Designs

May 11th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh

 

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The Copeland Berkeley Furniture Collection features Cherry and Walnut Wood in Custom 2 Tone Designs

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Americans are rediscovering Vermont made furniture.  Maybe the trend is due to recent awareness campaigns by the news media about how buying USA made goods stimulates the American economy. 

 

Or perhaps it's because the organic food movement is migrating into other aspects of our lives.  In addition to thinking about where our food comes from we're now beginning to think about where our furniture comes from.  And where our clothing, computers, appliances (you name it) come from.

Both the American-made and organic movements are reflected in the Vermont furniture brand.

But I think one of the main reasons Vermont made furniture is experiencing a renaissance is that it's customizable.  This Copeland Berkeley Bedroom Set is a good example.  The Berkeley Collection features a 2 tone cherry and walnut wood design that you can customize online with your favorite shade of cherry wood.

Many of our other Vermont made furniture collections offer 2 tone wood combinations, for example the Modern American Collection.  These bedroom, dining and home office furniture sets are shown in cherry and walnut but they can also be customized in any other 2 tone combinations of maple, walnut and cherry wood.

Most Vermont furniture makers embrace the idea of customizing your furniture, be it with two tone wood combinations, specialty sizing or complete custom design from the start.  Learn more about custom furniture options on our website.

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Solid Wood Desks – Furniture Care Tips and Advice

April 30th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh

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If you have a solid wood desk, check to see that your laptop isn't overheating the wood. Although unlikely, laptops with no ventillation have been known to expose desks to heat so intense that over time it cracks the wooden desk top.

I recently learned of a case where the top of a solid wood desk cracked under prolonged, intense exposure to heat from a laptop computer.  I've never heard of this before, but I guess it can happen.

Do you use a laptop as your desktop computer?  I do.  I like the flexibility it offers me and at work.  I connect it to a big 40" flat screen TV so I can still have a large workspace.

If you do the same, and your desk is made of wood, be careful to move your laptop around and check the bottom of it for heat now and then.  Many people use a laptop cooling pad as well, especially for Macs which reportedly run hotter than PCs.

We have lots of other tips and advice for caring for your solid wood desks and other wooden office furniture our website at VermontWoodsStudios.com.

If you're looking to buy a new solid wood desk, browse our handcrafted American made selection below:

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Vermont Modern Classics – Solid Wood Furniture with Natural Oil Finish

April 25th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh

Vt-modern-furniture-oil-finishThree of our most popular Vermont furniture classics are on sale starting today:  

*     Modern American Furniture Collection

*     Contemporary Craftsman Collection 

*     Modern Shaker Furniture Collection

 

The pieces are made in a small workshop in Burlington, VT by a team of about 10 craftsmen.

Each piece is made to order with sustainably harvested solid wood and finished with a hand-rubbed natural oil finish.  The TV-Media center shown is made of American Black Walnut wood, which is the only North American wood with a dark chocolate brown color.  Two other American woods are also available:  Black Cherry and Sugar Maple.  The furniture can be customized online in your choice of wood or in 2-tone combinations of available woods. We can also customize the size so the furniture fits exactly into your space.

Many times customers come to us because they are looking for a natural organic, oil and wax finish like the one that's hand-rubbed into these pieces.  It's a traditional finish that requires a lot of sanding, but the process really brings out the natural beauty of the wood.  Craftsmen take special care in selecting and matching wood color and grain for these pieces, so what you get is truly an heirloom that will remain beautiful and useful for generations. 

If you are thinking about this kind of organic, solid wood furniture, be sure to check out our furniture care instructions for natural oil finishes.  An oil finish doesn't take a lot of time to maintain, but if you do oil it several times during the first year or so, you'll get a great return on your investment of time as it ages.  There is nothing quite like natural wood furniture with an oil finish.

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Copeland’s New Catalina Walnut Dining Furniture: Coming Soon!

April 13th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh

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Walnut lovers: this one is for you! The Copeland Catalina Collection: solid walnut wood furniture for your Mid-century Modern Dining Room.

Copeland Furniture, just down the road from us in Bradford, Vermont is famous for it's modern, contemporary solid wood bedroom furniture.  A couple years ago, Copeland introduced the new Frank Lloyd Wright┬« Collection of authentic reproduction prairie-style furniture designed by America's foremost architect.

 

Well, now Copeland is introducing another new series of high end furniture, The Catalina Walnut Dining Room Collection

If you're already a fan of Catalina's mid-century modern bedroom furniture, home office furniture, and TV-media furniture, I think you're going to love the dining furniture collection.

The tables, chairs and buffets are all in sync with Catalina's retro-modern shapes and sensibilities, relying on  simple, elegant lines that have just enough curve– but not too much.  Walnut is the only wood used for the Catalina collection and it is available in both natural wood (as shown) or in a darker slate-on-walnut stain.  Dennis and Manjula are working feverishly to get all of the Catalina dining collection pieces up on our website and ready for purchase by week's end.  In the meantime, if you have any questions, give us a call.

All Copeland's furniture is 100% American made, right here in Vermont.

 

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American Made Bedroom Furniture On Sale Today

April 11th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh

American-Made-Bedroom-Furniture-Sale-NYHere's your big chance to save on our 100% American made, real solid wood bedroom furniture

Manjula and Dennis have been able to offer our best prices and greatest savings, using a "buy more, save more" strategy.  This saves us on shipping costs and we pass that savings on to you.  Here's how it works:

  • Save 10% off any single piece
  • Save 15% off two pieces or
  • Save 20% off 3 or more pieces

Plus Free Shipping and Delivery!

That's as good as it gets when you're shopping for the real thing: fine, handcrafted  American made, solid wood furniture.

Check out our selection of over 40 styles of Vermont made beds, nightstands, chests, dressers, and mirrors in your choice of natural Cherry, Maple, Walnut, or Oak solid woods. You'll find classic and timeless Vermont styling, handmade with uncompromised craftsmanship, and solidly built for generations of use. Bedroom furniture you will appreciate and enjoy forever. And you can sleep tight knowing your new bedroom furniture investment is backed by a lifetime warranty.

The sale starts today and ends at midnight on April 17th. 

 

Copeland furniture is excluded from the sale as it is always priced with a low-price guarantee.

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Lyndon Furniture’s New Pedestal Tables

April 9th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh

Vt-modern-pedestal-tableOur friends at Lyndon Furniture in Lyndonville, Vermont have come out with a number of exciting new solid hardwood furniture designs this year.

 

One of my favorites is this Vermont Modern Pedestal Table.  Pretty charming, don't you think? I love the quiet curves and contemporary cottage styling.

 

It's definitely a high-end piece, handmade of eco-friendly, solid organic wood: natural cherry, walnut, oak or maple. And it works well in either a formal dining room or casual kitchen.

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Here's another version of it:  the rectangular table.  The shape of the table top can be customized in round, square, rectangular or oval. 

 

 

So many possibilities!  You can customize online or give Shannon a call.  And Lyndon Furniture is furniture you can feel good about.  It's eco-friendly, 100% made in America and backed by a lifetime guarantee.

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Modern Shaker Furniture: This Week’s Best Seller

April 4th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh

Modern-shaker-furniture-bestThis week's Best Seller was our high end, Modern Shaker Furniture Collection.  Like all of our wooden furniture, this collection is handmade in Vermont of natural solid hardwoods. 

One of the nice features of Modern Shaker Furniture is that each piece can be customized online with your choice of either soft, rounded corners and edges or straight streamlined edges and eased corners. 

Whenever we're working with parents of small children, we always mention this collection as it's a kid-friendly choice with the rounded design and absence of sharp edges.  It's also just a classic Shaker design that's earned a great reputation over the years.  The Modern Shaker Furniture Collection is an eco-friendly, healthy choice for families too, with natural wood (real solid cherry, maple or walnut) and a hand-rubbed linseed oil finish that has no formaldehyde, VOCs or toxic off-gases… everything you need to get a good night's rest!

 

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Shaker Furniture on Sale for Spring

March 26th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh

Shaker-furniture-saleSpring into BIG SAVINGS on our 100% American Made Shaker Style Furniture with our Spring Shaker Sales Event. Whether just starting your Shaker Style decor or putting the finishing touches on your American Shaker Style home, now is the best time to buy and get discounts up to 20%!

The more you buy, the more you save.  Receive a 10% discount off one piece, 15% discount on two pieces or 20% discount when you buy 3 or more pieces- Plus Free Shipping and Delivery!

We offer traditionally inspired, real hardwood Shaker Furniture for every room in the home. And our entire Shaker furniture line is skillfully handcrafted right here in Vermont. Made in your choice of natural cherry, maple, and walnut woods. This is real wood furniture that is solidly built to last for generations of enjoyment and use (and guaranteed for life).

Browse and shop our online gallery for your new Shaker bedroom, dining room, living room, or home office furniture.  Or feel free to contact us  at 888-390-5571.  The Sale ends at midnight on March 31st.  Please note that our Copeland Furniture is not included in this sale as it is value-priced with our low-price guarantee every day.

 

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All Weather Outdoor Furniture From Recycled Plastic

March 25th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh

All-weather-outdoor-recycled-plastic-furnitureNo matter how worried we may be about global warming, you have to admit the early Spring weather felt pretty good today.  We put a couple of our colorful polywood chairs out in front of the office so we could soak up a few rays. 

Polywood all weather outdoor furniture is made from recycled plastic.  It's hard to believe that this high end, luxury beach and patio furniture is the product of plastic milk jugs and water bottles, but it's true! 

As Earth Day approaches, we're excited to let you know that this high end eco-friendly furniture helps to keep plastic trash out of our landfills and out of the ocean.  But don't let the recycled, green nature of this all weather outdoor furniture fool you into thinking it's quality is any less than the best. 

It's the only outdoor furniture I know of that is so strong, sturdy and durable it comes with a lifetime guarantee.  And because the color is infused throughout the poly lumber, there's no need to paint, scrape or polish these Adirondack chairs, patio dining tables and chaise lounges. All weather, recycled plastic outdoor furniture that's maintenance free and 100% made in America.  You gotta feel good about that.

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