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Vermont Furniture Maker: Dan Mosheim and Dorset Custom Furniture

May 20th, 2011 by Peggy Farabaugh


As the Vermont Crafts Council 19th Annual Open Studio Weekend approaches I thought you might want to get a sneak preview of some of Vermont's finest furniture makers who will be opening their studio doors for you next weekend.





Dan Mosheim started Dorset Custom Furniture over 30 years ago to pursue his passion in the design and building of exquisite custom furniture.  He and his family and fellow woodworking artisans hand-built the studio they work in today in Dorset Vermont. 










Dan's blog has become quite famous in the world of fine woodworking. I love reading it because he's always got a fascinating project going and he's very generous about sharing his insights, methods and photos.









Dan's projects are big and small, but always elegant.



I've looked everywhere for a photo of Dan that I could post here, but that seems to be the one thing he's kinda stingy about.  He did post his CV online though and it's very endearing.  I think you'll enjoy it.


Stop by and meet Dan and his family of talented artisans next weekend at Dorset Custom Furniture.  They are some of the best in the business.  Here's the map.


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Vermont Furniture Design Competition and Green Design Challenge

June 3rd, 2010 by Peggy Farabaugh

Doug Jones First place winner in 2007
The Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association VWMA recently announced a Call for Entries regarding three of our favorite fall events:

*   The 2010 Bi-Annual Furniture & Wood Products Design Competition
*   The Seventh Annual Vermont Student Woodworking Design Competition
*   Vermont Green Design Challenge

Vermont woodworkers of all levels are invited to apply for inclusion in these prestigious events by contacting Erin Sheridan at VWMA.  The competitions will be judged Saturday & Sunday, September 25-26, at the Vermont Fine Furniture Festival at the Union Arena in Woodstock, where the entries will be on display. Everyone is invited to an awards reception on the evening of Saturday, September 25.  Great prizes will be awarded for first place winners.  We look forward to seeing all the entries.  Hope to see you there.