7 Asian-Inspired Furniture Collections

Asian Inspired Furniture Collections. Seen here, the Astrid Bedroom Set in natural cherry.

The term “Asian inspired furniture” isn’t just reserved for black lacquered chests and painted tables. Asian design philosophies have influenced hardwood furniture around the world, and especially here in the United States.

This kind of Eastern design influence is evident in the use of vertical moon-shaped cuts and irregular joinery techniques, such as is seen in our Contemporary Craftsman and Exeter collections, respectively.

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Modern Industrial Furniture

Modern Industrial Dining Set
Our Modern Industrial Dining Table and matching Modern Industrial Benches shown in natural walnut wood

Today, we’re excited to shine a light on our Modern Industrial Furniture Collection designed by our very own team at Vermont Woods Studios.

The Modern Industrial collection features solid wood table tops with powder-coated black steel legs. They’re perfect for the modern kitchen, commercial restaurants and pubs, or just to spice up a room with some new colors and textures.

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48 of the Best Furniture Quotes of All Time

Last updated on October 4th, 2022 at 09:57 am

Our lives happen around our furniture. Every day, our bed frames, dining tables, dressers, and coffee tables support us, often without thanks and appreciation. Here we’re taking a look back at some of the best acknowledgements of the importance our furniture plays in our lives. We’ve assembled what we think are the best furniture quotes of all time.

Let us know in the comments what your favorites are!

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12 of Our Favorite Minimalist Bed Frames

Our Vermont Shaker Moon Bed personifies minimalism in the bedroom
Minimalism is all the rage these days, and for good reason. Proponents say a minimal lifestyle can make you happier, healthier, and more purpose driven. Shop for your minimalist bed here.

The idea is that minimalism helps people question what possessions, activities, and thoughts actually add value to their lives. As No Sidebar puts it, “Every day, more stuff comes into our lives: stuff in our houses, stuff on our calendars, stuff on our minds. All that stuff gets in the way of where we really want to go and who we really want to be.” Read More

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Fine Wood Furniture: Top 5 Tips for Shopping Online

French Country Dining Set | American Made | Vermont Woods Studios | Fine Wood Furniture

This is part of a series of posts on how to buy fine wood furniture online. Bookmark this page or sign up for our newsletter to follow related posts.

Experts Provide Value

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Jazz Art: Original Paintings on Silk

Last updated on August 17th, 2022 at 01:48 pm

Original Jazz Paintings on Silk | Linda Marcille | Vermont Artist
Linda Marcille’s original silk paintings of New Orleans jazz legends now proudly hang in our Stonehurst fine furniture and art gallery. Who is the legendary jazz singer above? Ella Fitzgerald? Sarah Vaughan? Billie Holiday? Post your answer on Facebook. These paintings are available for purchase at Vermont Woods Studios for a limited time.

UPDATE August, 15, 2022

Dear Customers & Readers, Our talented friend, Linda Marcille who created these extraordinary paintings, has fallen ill and is looking to sell them immediately to pay for medical expenses. All 5 paintings in the series are available and we are hoping to keep the collection together. If you or someone you know is interested in acquiring the series, please reach out to us on Facebook or Contact Us. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to bring a priceless art collection into your home, office or museum. Read More

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Making a “Milpa” – An Update on our Edible Landscape

Much of the food grown in our edible landscape is perennial. We have fruit trees, nut trees, and long-lived and self-seeding greens: sochan, nettle, wood sorrel and lamb’s quarters, to name a few. Once established as part of the landscape, perennials and self-seeders won’t rely (much) on human hands. Convenient! But annual crops are an important part of the landscape, too. Inter-cropping the annuals with the perennials can be beneficial to both.

Preparing the ground for sowing corn

This year I wanted to make a “milpa.” This is a term for the ancient practice of interplanting corn and other plants in a way that benefits the ecosystem. It’s commonly called the “three sisters” although we have more than three sisters, and even a few cousins 🙂 Wild raspberries and strawberries, yarrow and goldenrod for the bees, and many greens, including lamb quarters, lady thumb, and sheep sorrel, all play their parts.

Preparations for cornfield. Photo taken last November

We mow the meadow, so creeping perennials with robust root systems tend to win out. Last November, in order to kill the grass we cut a 30′ x 30′ section as low as possible to the ground, and then mulched heavily with grass clippings, leaves, and wood chips from a hardwood we felled nearby. This worked well to delay the emergence of grass in spring, but it didn’t kill it completely.

One block of emerging popcorn
Later on, loads of compost were added on top to block out sun from the creepers and feed the crops we wanted to encourage. Overplanting, and then thinning, can discourage weeds. It also keeps the ground shady and moist for the young plants.
Knee-high!
Corn needs to be planted in dense blocks to encourage pollination. It emerged after Spring rains–no watering needed. The corn is now in the reproductive stage, with tassels releasing pollen daily and cobs thickening as the kernels develop.
Our meadow “milpa” in late July. Winter squash, beans, nettle, and of course corn.

So far so good! Stay tuned and we will see what we get.

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Responsible Furniture

Last updated on July 21st, 2022 at 11:42 am

We’ve had a few customers find us lately, because they’re looking for “responsible furniture”.  After thinking about that term, I googled it and not much came up. So I’m taking a shot at breaking it down. Ken and I started Vermont Woods Studios with the goal of serving people who want responsible, eco-friendly, locally crafted, wooden furniture. In that spirit, here’s what I came up with in the who, what, where, when, why and how department of responsibly made furniture.

Earth Friendly Furniture | Vermont Woods Studios | 100% American Made
In this post, we’ll look at the who, what, where, when, why and how of responsibly made furniture.

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Fourth of July Furniture Sale Celebrates 300 Years of American Craftsmanship

Last updated on June 22nd, 2022 at 01:31 pm

4th of July Furniture Sale

Fourth of July Furniture Sale | Celebrate American Craftsmanship
Vermont furniture making can be traced back over 300 years! Help us celebrate the amazing history of Vermont craftsmanship during our 2022 Fourth of July furniture sale. Enjoy 20% discounts on 100% American made furniture for your bedroom, dining room, kitchen, home office and living room. Shown above is our Classic Shaker Round Dining Table and Lowell Cherry Side Chair with Scooped Wooden Seat.

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Can a Small Business Make the World a Better Place?

Last updated on July 12th, 2022 at 03:30 pm

Small Business. Big Mission.

Can a Small Business Make the World a Better Place?
Small businesses are made of big people like these craftsmen and women at Maple Corner Woodworks. We work to deliver beautiful handmade furniture to your home, but also to make the world a better place.

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