Happy-birthday-loryn

Happy Birthday Loryn!  Nice decorations— they remind me of an episode of The Office.  Next year we'll put someone other than Kendall in charge of party planning.

We celebrated Loryn's birthday this week.  I think if the decorations had been up to me I'd have made a more colorful choice, but for some reason, Kendall was put in charge.

 

So Loryn got deflated black, brown and gray balloons.  And a festive sign (that Kendall obviously worked very hard at): "It is your birthday".  You can't really see much of the trophy she was presented with, but it says "Fine Work Award".

If you're not a fanatical fan of "The Office"  (like some in our workplace), I can tell you that the decorating ideas were borrowed from an episode where the guys in The Office were put in charge of party planning.  What can I say?  It wasn't pretty in Scranton and neither is it in Vernon, VT.

But Loryn did get a kick out of it and we had a productive day at Vermont Woods Studios in spite of the occasional clowning around.

Happy Birthday Loryn!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy-birthday-loryn

Nice job on the cake, Manjula. Thanks!

 

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.

 

Cherry-veneer-chest

This high end Vermont Shaker chest and nightstand are handmade with solid cherry wood, and cherry veneers that are used in the case sides and backs.

Yesterday I wrote about our solid cherry furniture so today I wanted to follow up with a post about the furniture we carry that incorporates cherry veneers. 

 

Sometimes customers come to us, initially averse to veneer but once they take a closer look they often change their minds.  I realize veneers have been given a negative connotation by companies that stick them on particle board to make cheap furniture. 

But did you know that premium quality, high end veneers are used by some of the world's most skilled furniture makers to add artistic flair and style to their work?

This is the case with the following six high end furniture collections:

Cherry Moon Furniture

Vermont Shaker Furniture

American Shaker Furniture

Copeland Sarah Shaker Furniture

Copeland Monterey Collection

Copeland Berkeley Collection

 

These furniture collections are made with all solid cherry wood except for the sides and backs of case goods.  Real wood veneer is used for case goods (chests, dressers, cabinets, night stands) sides and backs for esthetic and structural design reasons.  The pieces are made with frame and panel type construction and the use of solid wood in this design might cause the panels to warp in conditions of changing humidity.

As solid wood furniture specialists at Vermont Woods Studios, we spend a lot of time discussing the specifics of solid wood versus veneered construction methods with our customers.  Details for each of our collections are found in our Construction Details pages.  We welcome your comments and questions either below, on our Facebook, by phone or in person at our Vernon VT showroom.

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-furniture

At Vermont Woods Studios, solid cherry furniture is our specialty. Although our furniture is sometimes shown in walnut, maple and oak it can always be ordered in cherry by using the drop-down menus or giving us a call.

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 amongst 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 all the furniture collections we offer in solid cherry wood.  Here you go– all 18 of them:

Modern American Furniture

Contemporary Craftsman Furniture

Modern Shaker Furniture

Bow-Front Furniture

Andrews Cherry Furniture

Vermont Modern Furniture

New England Shaker Furniture

 

 

 

Solid-cherry-furniture

This is Copeland's Astrid bedroom furniture collection, available in all solid cherry (as shown), maple or walnut wood.

 

 

Modern Mission Furniture

Classic Shaker Furniture

American Mission Furniture

Smith Natural Vermont Furniture

Northup Craftsman Furniture

New York Furniture

Renfrew Shaker Furniture

Modern Designer Furniture

American Country Furniture

Copeland Astrid Collection

Copeland Mansfield Collection

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.

 

Caryn-king-vermont-art

You can't help but smile at Caryn King's paintings of farm animals– so much personality shines through. Her blog, A Chicken Painting Every Day is a cheerful way to start any day!

If you've traveled through Vermont, you've no doubt noticed that the Green Mountain State has no billboards.  None.  Not a single one.  They're illegal here.  It's true.

So the way many Vermont businesses reach out to visitors and customers is through our Information and Welcome Centers.  These respites are strategically located along our most traveled roads, particularly routes I-89 and I-91.  I'll post some photos of their unique Vermont architecture another day but today I wanted to show you something on the inside:  Art Galleries!

I took this picture at the I-91 Welcome Center just north of the Massachusetts line in Guilford, VT.  It's part of a collection of paintings by Caryn King of Newfane, VT.  You can't help but smile at Caryn's paintings of farm animals– so much personality shines through.  She also does breath-taking floral paintings and commissions of your favorite pets.  Her blog, A Chicken Painting Every Day is a cheerful way to start the day!

Vermont's information and welcome centers also offer tons of information and brochures on local, regional and state-wide events, activities, hotels, inns, restaurants, ski areas, outdoor recreation, shopping, sight-seeing and much more.  Stop by and have a look! 

What do you think about replacing billboards with Welcome Centers?  Let us know below or on our Facebook.

 

Peggy Farabaugh owns Vermont Woods Studios Fine Furniture.  She travels around the Green Mountain State collaborating with woodworkers and feeling very lucky to live and work in a place where nature and creativity are flourishing.

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.

Bedroom-furniture-sale

Use our American Made Bedroom Furniture Sale to save 10% off any single piece, 15% off two pieces or 20% off 3 or more pieces (plus Free Delivery and our Lifetime Guarantee).

At Vermont Woods Studios beds and bedroom furniture pieces are some of the most popular pieces we offer.

Now during our bedroom sale is a great time to furnish or update your bedroom with our 100% American Made, real wood Bedroom Furniture. You’ll save 10% off any single piece, 15% off two pieces or 20% off 3 or more pieces (plus Free Delivery).

Create your own bedroom set with over 40 bed style options, plus dozens of nightstand, chest and dresser options.

Classic and timeless Vermont styling, handmade with uncompromised craftsmanship, and solidly built for generations of use. Real wood 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.

Check out our bedroom sale and get started shopping for your new bed, nightstands, chests, dressers, and mirrors securely, easily, and conveniently directly from our online store.

* Excludes Copeland, Artisan, Barnwood & POLYWOOD furniture.  This Sale ends at midnight on August 21st.

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.