August 25th, 2010 by Peggy Farabaugh
Wondering how to select the right hardwood for your furniture? For most of our customers, wood color is the first priority when selecting a hardwood, followed by strength and durability. At Vermont Woods Studios we offer exclusively American hardwoods that are harvested responsibly from well managed forests.
One of the characteristics that customers are often surprised about is that some woods change colors over time, as they are exposed to light. Black cherry is the most notable of these woods. It can start out almost as light as maple wood, but over time it will mature and ripen to a deep, rich reddish brown color.
Have any questions about furniture hardwoods? Give us a call! We'll look forward to hearing from you.
November 16th, 2009 by Peggy Farabaugh
Here's a photo of some beautiful custom walnut dining furniture sent to us by Robert T in Connecticut. Robert basically designed the buffet himself. He started with our Large Vertical-Buffet Media Center and had us craft it with just one side cabinet instead of two. He also increased the height of the unit from 60"H to 67"H. I think it came our beautifully.
Robert also customized our Round Back Chair. This is a chair we typically offer in cherry only, but Robert called to ask if we could craft it in walnut. Since we only make this chair style a couple times each year he had to wait, but he was willing to do that and look how nice they turned out!
The dining room set was completed with our Modern Contemporary Dining Table in solid walnut. The finish for the set is a hand-rubbed Danish oil.
Congrats to Robert for designing such a beautiful dining set. Enjoy!
Find more ideas for custom walnut furniture here.
October 13th, 2009 by Peggy Farabaugh
We've always offered black walnut as a choice for our Vermont Woods Studios furniture but to be honest, walnut hasn't been very popular these last several years. I'm not sure why, but lately the tables have turned! Just in the last few weeks we've had more inquiries for walnut furniture than over the past 2 years.
I think walnut is a stunning hardwood. It's a chocolate-brown color and generally much more figured than other local woods we work with. Walnut furniture has great character and richness.
Live edge walnut furniture seems to be what's really on fire now. Our friend and woodworking magician, Dan does a lot of work with live edge walnut. I think he's going to be very busy this year.
July 9th, 2009 by Peggy Farabaugh
We have a natural, organic walnut bed to add to our Vermont Woods Studios Jim Andrews Collection. This was a special design requested by a customer, but we liked it so much, we've decided to offer it as part of our Jim Andrews Collection. The bed features elegant curves in the posts and complimentary curves in the headboard and footboard. It's shown here in natural walnut, but can be made in natural cherry, maple or oak as well.
Have you ever thought of designing your own furniture? Maybe you have an existing piece or set you would like to supplement. Or perhaps you have an odd shaped space you need to fit your furniture into. Or maybe you love the look of one of our natural cherry tables, but the dimensions need to be changed. Or you're looking for a different wood.
Custom and customized furniture are our specialty at Vermont Woods Studios. Each piece of our furniture is made to order and can be easily and affordably customized to meet your needs. Why not give us a call today? 1-888-390-5571. We look forward to hearing from you!