Vermont Woods Studios Handmade Furniture


New Wooden Computer: I AM ECO

August 25th, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh


 Cased in wood, the I Am Eco PC is the world's most eco-friendly computer.

As forest-lovers and wood furniture makers we couldn't help notice "I Am Eco", the new environmentally friendly PC by the Irish company, MicroPro Computers.

Leave it to the Irish (I AM O'NEIL, by the way) to create a PC made of wood!  At first I figured the idea was dreamed up and photoshopped late at night in a pub but then I realized it's all true.

IAMECO is the world's most environmentally friendly PC that's wholly sustainable, with a carbon footprint 70% less than conventional computers. IAMECO is built with 100% recyclable materials and uses LED lighting that's 40% more energy efficient than it's predecessors. 

No fans are used for cooling, rather heat sinks are employed with the bonus of eliminating noise.  IAMECO is a touchscreen PC, and certainly seems to be unprecedented in terms of eco-friendliness. 

Maybe I can convince Douglas to buy one for our new showroom?  We'll see… cost, memory, speed and other specs haven't been released yet but I plan to keep an eye on that.  I AM ECO will be available in September.


Vermont Woodworking Design Competition – Open For Entries

March 23rd, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh


This mahogany bench crafted by Doug Jones was awarded First Prize in an earlier Vermont Woodworking Design Competition

VWMA the Vermont Wood Manufacturing Association recently announced details of this year's 2012 Vermont Woodworking Design Competion.  As part of the annual Vermont Fine Furniture Festival, this competion showcases the very best of fine woodworking expertise Vermont has too offer.  All Vermont woodworkers are encouraged to enter the competition and/or exhibit their furniture and handmade wooden accessories at the festival.

So for woodworkers, now is the time to get involved.  And for people who love wood and enjoy traveling through Vermont — be sure to mark your calendar for September 29 & Sunday, September 30, 2012.  The festival and competition will be held at the Union Arena, Route 4-Woodstock, VT. It's worth the trip.  Don't miss it!