Buying High End American Furniture Online
We understand that high-end, fine furniture purchases are typically associated with “in person” visits to a retail furniture store and there might be some apprehension about purchasing furniture online. However, the Internet as a shopping outlet has been growing at a rapid pace and practically everything is available for purchase online these days, even fine American made furniture.
Benefits of Online Furniture Shopping
One of the biggest benefits of Internet shopping and purchasing is the range of products you can discover, especially unique products uncommon to your region. You can discover new styles, trends, and marketplaces online, such as the natural and beautiful Vermont made fine furniture we offer.
Vermont has a long heritage of fine furniture making and one of our goals is to help you connect with Vermont’s talented furniture makers and enjoy the heirloom quality and exceptional value they offer. Vermont made, high end furniture is natural in appearance, always in style, functional, built to last for generations, and most important these days, affordable. Plus shopping from the comfort of your home at any hour of the day is as convenient as it gets!
Online Furniture Shopping Process
So how does one go about buying high end American furniture online? What should you expect? At Vermont Woods Studios we do everything we can to make this experience easy, pleasurable and worry-free. We showcase hundreds of pieces of fine Vermont made furniture and you will find them organized by room or by collection.
If you have any questions about some of the pieces you found on our site or if you can not find exactly what you are looking for please do not hesitate to contact us. A sales associate is available to answer your phone calls Monday - Saturday from 9:00am – 5:00pm eastern time. Or feel free to use our contact us form and we will get back to you as quick as we can. We always welcome your questions and enjoy working closely with you to capture every detail of your vision for your new fine furniture. Modifying and customizing our handcrafted furniture to fit your space or style is our specialty and we are always excited to work with you and your unique project. If you are unsure of the wood and finish choices we offer, we are happy to send out wood samples too, so you can see and feel the wood before making a final decision.
Crafting Your Furniture
Each piece of our high end American furniture is hand made to order right here in Vermont, in accordance with our customers’ specifications. Once we finalize the details of your order we then work with the furniture craftsmen to get your order scheduled into their queue. The lead-time from day of order to day of delivery is usually between 4 and 12 weeks, and most customers receive their orders in 6 weeks or less.
Buying Custom Artisan Furniture Online
The process for ordering our most high end, ultra luxury, unique custom artisan furniture is very different than it is for selecting or customizing our existing designs. In this case you will be working very closely with the artisan, particularly during the design phase of your project. We encourage you to send photos, sketches, drawings or models at the beginning of your project in order to help convey your vision. Our customer service representatives will work with you to learn all the details of your furniture plans and find the artisan best suited for your project. A $350 minimum deposit is required to initiate custom furniture projects and this amount will be deducted from the final cost of your furniture commission. The deposit is a down payment to our artisan for his or her time in consulting with you and creating designs, sketches and renderings in an effort to bring your vision into reality. The deposit is non-refundable. Major projects that require greater time to conceive may require a larger deposit.
Once you have agreed upon a design for your project, a 50% deposit is required to initiate the crafting phase of your furniture commission. The remaining balance along with shipping costs will be due upon completion of work. Upon order placement, we will provide you with written confirmation of the commission, including a description of the furniture, the name of the artisan, the price and the estimated delivery date. Typically custom artisan commissions take between 4-14 weeks, depending on the artisan selected, his or her backlog, the availability of materials and the complexity of the design. Learn more about buying unique, luxury, custom artisan furniture from Vermont Woods Studios.
Furniture Shipping and Delivery
As the completion date and shipping dates comes close we will contact you to arrange for a convenient delivery time. Our Free White Glove shipping service ensures a smooth delivery from our craftsmen to your home and the room where your fine furniture will be placed. More than a moving crew, our experienced furniture handlers will assemble and adjust your furniture as well as remove any packaging materials.
All that’s left is for you to enjoy your new Vermont made furniture! Again, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our furniture or the online buying process.
We want your furniture shopping at Vermont Woods Studios to be relaxed and worry free, and we want to assure you we stand behind our heirloom quality furniture with a lifetime guarantee. If you are not 100% satisfied with your furniture, we pledge to do whatever is necessary to make things right for you. In the rare event that there has been damage to your fine furniture during shipping, we will work with you while the shipper is at your home to determine the best course of action. If there is a small scratch on your furniture that the delivery crew is unable to repair immediately, we will send a professional furniture medic to your home to repair it asap. If the damage is substantial we may ask you to refuse delivery of the furniture and we will build new furniture for you. Either way you will be involved in the process and you will make the decision as to how you want to proceed with the solution that is best for you. Just to let you know, though, in the vast majority of cases when we get feedback from our customers it is to say that our furniture has surpassed their expectations. See our testimonials page for details.