Spotlight on Maple Corner Woodworks

Maple Corner Woodworks | Handmade Bedroom Furniture
The Andover Modern bedroom set is a newer addition to Maple Corner Woodwork’s catalog but it’s quickly gaining popularity.  Andover fuses traditional Shaker and modern design.

The Best Kept Secret in Vermont’s Furniture World

Tucked away in Central Vermont’s rolling hills is a quintessential New England furniture studio called Maple Corner Woodworks.  Our friend, Robin Chase started Maple Corner Furniture in 1982 when he built a woodworking studio adjacent to his home in Calais, Vermont. Robin wanted to provide people with beautiful, elegantly designed wooden furniture that would last a lifetime.
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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.

Monarchs Are Rebounding & So Are We

Last updated on August 14th, 2018 at 12:03 pm

Monarchs Rebounding | 2017 | Vermont Woods Studios
We’ve seen dozens of monarchs this year at our Stonehurst showroom in Vernon, Vermont.  It’s exciting because last year we saw only a handful. On this World Nature Conservation Day it’s nice to report that things are on the upswing.

It’s Working!

Nature nuts and monarch lovers: your hard work of planting milkweed & nectar flowers is paying off.  Butterfly populations seem to be bouncing back this year after decades of decline.  It’s too soon to declare victory but many encouraging signs are out there.  We’ll have to wait for the official reports from Monarch Joint Venture but I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
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Spotlight on Vermont Furniture Designs

Last updated on August 3rd, 2018 at 01:20 pm

Vermont Furniture Designs | Dining Room Set
The Modern Shaker dining set, in solid natural cherry wood.  By Vermont Furniture Designs.

The Craftspeople of Vermont Furniture Designs

Rob Bachand and Adam Blaisdell are the new owners and master craftsmen at Vermont Furniture Designs.  VFD is one of the Green Mountain State’s most respected furniture companies — it’s been around since 1970, nearly half a century.  Today we’re sending out our congratulations to it’s new leadership, Rob and Adam who took over the company upon the recent retirement of founder, Arthur Weitzenfeld.  Rob has been crafting furniture at VFD for 30 years and Adam for 16.  We’re excited to see them take the helm and continue the tradition of producing handmade furniture of exceptional quality and design.

 

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Proud to Support VPR

Last updated on August 14th, 2018 at 12:06 pm

Vermont Woods Studios is Proud to Support VPR
Silviculturalist Jose Luis Alvarez and I were interviewed by Nina Keck at VPR last Fall. The Vermont Edition show offered us a chance to share our passion for conserving monarch butterfly habitat in Vermont and Mexico.

VPR Underwriter

  • “I know… I heard about that on All Things Considered last night”
  • “Are you going to the Vermont Brewers Festival this year?” “When is it?” “Not sure… check VPR’s website”
  • “What’s the forecast this weekend?” “I just heard Mark Breen say it’s going to be gorgeous”

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Martha Stewart, You Like Us. You Really Like Us!

Last updated on July 24th, 2017 at 03:12 pm

Martha Stewart Living Featured Vermont Woods Studios in Article About American Made Furniture
We’re featured in a Martha Steward Living article about furniture makers that embody the American-made spirit. Many thanks to writer, Gabriela Barkho!  We’re proud to be included in such a distinguished cadre of American furniture makers.

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Spotlight on Georgie Runkle

Last updated on August 15th, 2018 at 04:29 pm

Georgie Runkle | Vermont Plein Air Painter
Surrounded by her favorite paintings, Georgie works in her studio on the days that just don’t lend themselves to plein air.  We asked our friend Shane McFalls at Mondo Mediaworks of Brattleboro to film Georgie as part of our video about the artists and furniture makers featured at Vermont Woods Studios.

Vermont’s Beloved Plein Air Painter

One of our favorite Vermont artists is Georgie Runkle.  Georgie’s a plein air painter– she loves to be outside painting the scenes she comes across that speak to her heart. You may see her along Vermont’s rural by-ways painting a covered bridge, an old barn, a general store or a grand old home with rockers on a wrap-around porch.
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National Wildlife Federation Certifies Vermont Woods Studios

Last updated on August 14th, 2018 at 01:44 pm

The National Wildlife Federation NWF, America’s largest wildlife conservation and education organization designated Vermont Woods Studios a Certified Wildlife Habitat® as part of their ‘Garden for Wildlife’ program. We founded Vermont Woods Studios as a vehicle to raise awareness about where your furniture comes from. Customers purchasing furniture at a big box store are usually unaware that their furniture is often made with wood that was illegally clear cut from from wildlife habitats in developing countries with no effective conservation programs. At Vermont Woods Studios, we promote & sell Vermont made furniture as an alternative for people seeking fine furniture from sustainable sources.  We’re grateful to NWF and our wonderful customers for their support of this achievement.

 

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We’re a Certified Wildlife Habitat®

Last updated on August 14th, 2018 at 01:45 pm

Certified Wildlife hatitat
The National Wildlife Federation has recognized us in their ‘Garden for Wildlife’ program. Our Stonehurst showroom is on 109 acres of sustainably managed woodlands and meadows which NWF has designated as a Certified Wildlife Habitat®.

Dear Customers, Thank You!

The National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest wildlife conservation and education organization. We’re excited to support their work by creating a Certified Wildlife Habitat® as part of their ‘Garden for Wildlife’ program.  This achievement is only possible because of the strong support we receive from our wonderful customers and stakeholders.

Fellow Nature Nuts: you can do the same at your home or business!  If you have a garden that improves habitat for birds, butterflies, frogs and other wildlife, join the club and get it certified. It’s all about providing your neighborhood wildlife with natural food sources, clean water, cover and places to raise young.
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Spotlight on Hubbardton Forge

Cirque Chandelier | Hubbardton Forge Lighting
Reminiscent of a loosely closed flower blossom, the Cirque Chandelier holds a small candelabra bulb nestled inside each petal-like section. This unique design allows for a zen-like illumination to be cast on its surrounds while offering an alluring focal point for any room in your home.

A Tour of the Forge

Last month I joined our Sales team for a tour of the Hubbardton Forge foundary in Castleton, Vermont. We’re sending our thanks to Amy McGuire and the entire team of artisans at the Forge- it was an exciting learning experience.  Hubbardton Forge is amazing.
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How to Choose the Perfect Adirondack Chair

Last updated on August 14th, 2018 at 03:49 pm

Adirondack Chairs | Polywood
Why Polywood? We have a thing about longevity and keeping stuff out of the landfill. Polywood is the only outdoor furniture we can confidently offer a lifetime guarantee for. Plus it’s made of recycled milk jugs– 500 in each chair. So instead of buying furniture that’s made from illegal rainforest wood, you’re keeping plastic waste out of our landfills. How awesome are you?

Summertime & the Livin’ Is Easy

June is here and you’ve never been so happy to put all those April & May showers behind you. It’s time to sit outside and relax in the sun with a cold drink and a good book. If you don’t already have a comfy Adirondack chair, it’s time to get one. There’s tons of them out there so here’s a quick guide to help you find the one that’s just right for you.
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