Yes! We have a unique showroom in Vernon, Vermont and we would love for you to stop by and visit. "Stonehurst" is not a typical furniture showroom. It's a 200 year old farmhouse and former ski area in the foothills of the Green Mountain National Forest. We've restored and renovated the property to provide you with a destination shopping experience where you can enjoy the fruits of sustainable forestry in action. At Stonehurst you can:
We currently have about 2500sf of indoor showroom space at Stonehurst, which isn't huge. So if you're looking to see a specific piece that you've found on our website, check to see if it's in our showroom inventory before you make the trip to Vermont. If we don't have the piece you're looking for we may be able to link you up with the craftsperson who makes it. Oftentimes, our craftspeople have a small showroom adjacent to their studios where they welcome visitors.
Absolutely. Since we build each piece of furniture to order, it is no problem to make modifications and often the price will remain the same, or increase only slightly.
Vermont Woods Studios showcases high quality, fine furniture made by several different craftspeople and companies in Vermont and we will be adding more lines in the near future.
All of the wooden furniture we offer is made in New England, solidly constructed and guaranteed for life. Each workshop however does have their time-tested construction and finishing methods and preferences. Please visit our furniture construction page for more details.
The majority of our furniture at Vermont Woods Studios is made of all natural solid hardwoods, predominantly maple, cherry, oak and walnut. Specifics are provided on each product page and in the construction details section of our website.
As with most high-end furniture however, our case goods (for example dressers, chests and armoires) often have an unfinished light-weight back made of poplar or birch wood.
This design enables us to reduce the weight of an item which is important for shipping and moving the item around in your home.
If you prefer a solid wood back for your case goods, please let us know and we will be happy to customize your pieces for you.
Typically Copeland furniture is made using all solid hardwoods. The following Copeland furniture collections incorporate veneer into the sides of case goods:
Please see the Construction details section of our website to learn more about veneers and other furniture construction techniques.
Four of our collections incorporate veneer into the sides of case goods:
If you prefer solid wood sides for these case goods, please let us know and we will be happy to customize your pieces for you.
Some of your bureaus are listed as “8/10 drawer dressers,” “7/8 drawer chests”, etc. Bureaus described as 7/8 drawer chests or 8/10 drawer dressers, etc., indicate that the top drawer or drawers is/are actually one drawer divided into 2 sections.
At Vermont Woods Studios, each piece of handcrafted furniture is made to order. The standard lead time for our craftspeople to complete your furniture is 4-12 weeks, depending on the specific items ordered. Then, depending on where you live, it typically takes about 1-6 weeks for shipping and delivery using our white-glove blanket wrap shipping Option. So total lead time including crafting and shipping is 5-18 weeks maximum, although the average lead time is about 9 weeks.
At Vermont Woods Studios, we represent several different furniture makers throughout Vermont. The time frame for crafting your furniture depends on which studio is crafting your items, what's in their queue at the time of purchase and the complexity and/or degree of customization of your furniture. We can give you a pretty good estimate of crafting time once we know which items you are interested in. Above all we want to assure you that we will get your furniture to you as soon as possible, without compromising our high standards of quality.
Yes, we ship internationally! Current exchange rates often help to offset the cost of international shipping. Customers in Canada will find purchasing from Vermont Woods Studios to be much like their domestic purchasing processes, however shipping, duties and fees must be quoted for each individual order prior to the sale.
Over ninety percent of this POLYWOOD product is made from post-consumer plastic bottle waste, such as milk and detergent bottles or other HDPE post industrial waste material.
HDPE stands for High Density Polyethylene which is an exceptionally durable plastic that has infinite recyclability-- this is the reason why discarded milk or water jugs last decades when thrown away into the waste stream.
No, the color in POLYWOOD is distributed evenly all throughout the furniture. The color pigment is blended in during the fabrication process.
POLYWOOD is as solid as standard lumber. The weight of a chair is similar to that of a hardwood chair averaging 40 to 60 Lbs. each. This means that even in strong winds you won't have to worry about your outdoor lawn and garden furniture blowing away.
It is made from recycled HDPE and does not contain wood or natural fibers.
For optimal performance and longevity genuine stainless steel hardware is used throughout. It is an 18-8 commercial grade stainless steel that has an additional “Xylan” protective and cosmetic coating. Although the quality of the hardware has a high level of corrosive resistance, the hardware can show some sign of corrosion in salt air environments over long periods of time.
A practical solution to these signs of corrosion would be to wash the POLYWOOD product with soap and water. Use a soft bristle brush to scrub the corroding areas of the hardware. Also, use appliance touch up paint in the appropriate color to protect the hardware. Appliance touch up paint can be purchased online or at local hardware stores.
For the best year around performance in outdoor settings the cushions are made from Sunbrella® Fabrics a reputable US manufacturer of superior durability outdoor fabrics.
This furniture requires minimal assembly. Some models even unfold right out of the box with no assembly necessary. Those that require assembly typically take about 5 - 30 minutes to complete and include basic tools with simple instructions. Our staff made a funny video showing how to assemble some of the POLYWOOD chairs in our showroom.
The final product plastic lumber contains UV-inhibited pigment systems that reduce fading to a minimum.
It does not need to be painted, stained or sealed in any way due to the durable nature of the material.
Minor scratches can be addressed with a light sanding. It cannot be completely resurfaced using sandpaper.
The recycled poly in our POLYWOOD furniture does not absorb moisture, therefor mold and mildew can not grow inside the furniture material and weaken it over time, as with wood furniture. However, if POLYWOOD furniture is placed in a dark, moist area, dew may collect on the surface of the furniture allowing mold or mildew to grow on the surface (see next FAQ for removal).
Placing POLYWOOD furniture in a well ventilated area with natural light will help to minimize or eliminate mold and mildew growth.
For regular maintenance you simply wash POLYWOOD products with soap and water. For more thorough cleaning or to remove fungi, use a solution of 1/3 bleach and 2/3 water. Fungi can also be removed using any readily available anti fungal product.
A high pressure power washer may be used for regular maintenance to keep your furniture looking like new. Pressure should not exceed 1,500 psi, which is the equivalent of a car wash. The surface texture may require the use of a soft bristle brush to get into the creases.
Yes, we extend our full lifetime guarantee to our POLYWOOD outdoor patio furniture, with the only exception being the hardware joinery mentioned above. To learn more please visit our guarantee page:
We offer a one (1) year warranty for POLYWOOD products in commercial use starting from the date of purchase.
We accept checks and money orders, American Express, MasterCard, Visa and PayPal.
Credit cards are charged at the time of sale. Your furniture is made to order and your craftsman cannot begin the process of purchasing wood and crafting until payment is processed. We appreciate your understanding and support of our woodworkers in this respect.
We do accept PayPal Credit which allows you to buy now and pay later. There are no fees or Interest if your balance is paid in full within 6 months of purchase. Learn more about how to use PayPal credit here:
We do not charge taxes if you live outside of Vermont and your items are delivered to your non-Vermont residence. Vermont residents must pay the 6% Vermont State sales tax, plus any additional applicable local taxes.
For questions regarding the status of your order, call us toll free at 1-888-390-5571.
Please note that your furniture is being made to order, especially for you. Once an order is placed, we do our best to expedite crafting so your furniture will arrive to your home asap. When possible, we contact your craftsman the day of your order and the process of purchasing wood and scheduling crafting begins.
Because finished pieces have been made for a specific customer it is very difficult for us to re-sell cancelled orders. You can avoid cancellation fees by letting us know if your order is tentative and asking us to hold it for a few days prior to putting the process of crafting in motion.