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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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.

Happy New Year from Our Family to Yours 🎉

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

Dear Customer,

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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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Another Sustainable Furniture Award for VWS!

Last updated on October 30th, 2022 at 11:58 am

Above, Stonehurst is home not only to our Vermont Woods Studios VWS furniture showroom but also to a 109 acre woodland we manage for environmental conservation. Our commitment to forest and wildlife preservation has again been recognized as exemplary by the Sustainable Furnishings Council SFC and National Wildlife Federation NWF. Read more about our sustainable furniture award below.

VWS Earned Top Award on The 2022 Wood Furniture Scorecard

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Vermont Made Furniture: A History

Last updated on October 17th, 2022 at 05:11 pm

History of Vermont Made Furniture
The American Shaker Bedroom Furniture Set is handmade here in Vermont using the same timeless Shaker styling and craftsmanship that Vermont’s been famous for over 250 years.  Learn more about the History of Vermont Made Furniture in our encyclopedia.

250 Years of Woodworking and Furniture Making in Vermont

Last year we had so much interest from customers about the history of Vermont made furniture, we started an encyclopedia of sorts.  Did you know that Vermont furniture making history can be traced back to the 17th century?  And by the 18th century almost every town in Vermont had woodworkers making furniture, tools and utensils.

Wood products became the single most important manufacturing industry in Vermont during the 19th century.  It was then that Vermont made furniture and wood products began their long history of export to customers all over the U.S. and abroad.  Wood furniture, wooden cutting boards and bowls, bowling pins, baskets, drumsticks, toys, musical instruments, golf tees, cheese boxes, wooden dolls, gun racks, Scrabble tiles, snowshoes, clothes pins, and wooden shipping boxes were (and continue to be) all products of a thriving Vermont woodworking industry.

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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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