Sustainable Furniture Sale: For the Good of the Woods

Sustainable Furniture Sale. Save up to 20% on Vermont made furniture, handcrafted with sustainably harvested wood.

Save Money and Plant Trees During our Sustainable Furniture Sale

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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.

Monarch Conservation Starts at Home

Last updated on February 4th, 2023 at 10:39 am

Conserving forest and wildlife habitat starts with consumers. We work to persuade people to choose furniture that's made from sustainably harvested wood, rather than illegal wood that's been stolen from vulnerable forest habitat.
At Vermont Woods Studios, we’re champions of the monarch butterfly. We plant trees and milkweed to conserve and restore their habitat. Our customers support our monarch conservation work with every purchase.

The Demand Side of Conservation

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Modern vs Contemporary Furniture Design: What’s the Difference?

Modern contemporary furniture | Dining rooms by Vermont Woods Studios
Our Modern American Dining Set in natural cherry wood.

Modern and contemporary are used interchangeably in most contexts—after all, even the dictionary lists them as synonyms—but when it comes to talking about furniture, architecture, and interior design, these two terms are not one and the same.

In most situations modern translates to “here and now”, but when discussing modern design and furniture, it is referring to various periods from the early to mid-twentieth century. Contemporary on the other hand is forever changing as it all about what is hot and trendy this decade.

Here is an easy way to remember the difference between modern and contemporary furniture: modern design will never change, while contemporary design is always being redefined.

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Happy New Year from Our Family to Yours 🎉

Last updated on February 4th, 2023 at 10:40 am

Dear Customer,

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5 of Our Best-Selling Round Glass Top Dining Tables

American made round glass top dining tables

A dining table is one of the most important pieces of furniture in any home. It’s where you gather and feast with family. Sit and sort though mail. Laugh. Cry. And the longer you have a table, the more memories it accumulates.

If you’re looking for a new dining table, you’ve come to the right place. All our dining tables are made in America and guaranteed to last a lifetime. Although most of our tables are built with solid wood, glass top dining tables have become an increasingly popular choice. They’re great at making a space feel bigger than it is, and the glass top is easy to care for and helps highlight the craftsmanship and beauty in the base of the table.

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from VWS!

Happy Holidays from Our Family to Yours

From all of us at Vermont Woods Studios, we wish you and all of your loved ones a very happy holiday season and a wonderful new year. See you in 2023!

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What I Learned From Heating with An Outdoor Wood Boiler

This post was originally published in December, 2017 but we thought it appropriate to re-share on this cold, snowy day. If you have a wood boiler, reach out to our resident expert, Ken on Facebook for tips and advice on how to stay warm all winter long.

By Ken Farabaugh

Heating Stonehurst with an outdoor wood boiler
To heat our showroom, we’re using an E-Classic 2400 Central Boiler which we purchased from Dale Temple of Temple Plumbing & Heating in Westminster, Vermont.  We burn scrap wood (from furniture making) and trees that need to be culled from our forest.

Heating Stonehurst Sustainably

My wife, Peggy, and I started a sustainable furniture company in 2005.  The business has grown over the years and in September 2012 we purchased Stonehurst, a historic property and former ski area in Vernon, Vermont. The goal was to restore the property and create a unique destination for customers to shop for Vermont made wooden furniture. We decided to invest in an outdoor wood boiler to heat the renovated property. Peggy wanted to avoid using fossil fuels and I wanted to make use of the property’s many downed trees. Read More

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16 Sustainable Gift Ideas for Everyone On Your List (2023)

Last updated on January 10th, 2023 at 11:28 am

Every year American’s spend billions of dollars buying gifts for their friends, family, and loved ones. With the increasing urgency of climate change, we wanted to highlight some businesses that are working to make the world a more sustainable place- businesses that make great products and have sustainable practices baked into everything that they do. There are plenty of amazing companies to choose from that prioritize sustainable material sourcing, ethical production practices, environmental education, and low waste packaging.

While the gift guide below considers all of these factors, it also focuses on sustainable gift ideas that can help people lead more eco-friendly lifestyles.

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5 of Our Best Selling Small TV Stands

TV Stand & Media Console

These small TV stands are built in Vermont with solid wood and guaranteed to last a lifetime. They’re perfect in your living or bedroom to house your TV and provide extra storage for gaming consoles, DVDs, and more. Available in your choice of natural cherry, maple, or walnut hardwood. Built by hand and shipped white glove. Qualifying orders ship free!

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32 Vermont Made Holiday Gift Ideas for 2023

Last updated on January 10th, 2023 at 11:28 am

Vermont made products that you give as gifts

We all know the importance of supporting the US economy and buying American made holiday gifts, but let’s not forget about supporting our own local economy here in Vermont. The Green Mountain State has become a bastion for high-quality craftsmanship and original artistry, and there’s tons of Vermont made products that could put a smile on any face.

When you think of products from Vermont, your mind probably goes to maple syrup, craft beer and cheese, and of course those made our list, but we’ve included some other great products as well!

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