What Ever Happened to H.T. Cushman Furniture?

Last updated on August 16th, 2021 at 12:45 pm

Cushman Furniture: Brand Plate for Cushman Colonial Creations

The H.T. Cushman Manufacturing Company was founded in 1886 and spent close to 100 years building furniture in Bennington, Vermont. The company began by building coat racks, pencil boxes, hat hangers, and more, but soon became well known for their furniture.

The business was sold to General Industries in 1964 by Hall W. Cushman, the third generation of the Cushman family to manage the business. In 1971 the facility was sold to Green Mountain Furniture Co, which subsequently went out of business in 1980.

Even though the H.T. Cushman company is no longer producing furniture, their impact on the legacy of furniture craftsmanship in Vermont is clear.

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What Ever Happened to Manchester Wood?


 


Manchester Wood was founded in 1976 and spent 42 years manufacturing solid wood furniture in the state of Vermont. At its peak, the company was generating $8-12 million per year in revenue and employed close to 200 people.

The founder, Clifford “Cliff” Pierce, built Manchester Wood into a multi-million dollar business by selling in bulk to retailers across the country. He had over 300 wholesale clients including LL Bean, Crate & Barrel, JC Penney, Sears, Pottery Barn, Macy’s, and more.

The business was known for building high-quality, solid wood furniture. The most popular products were mission style bookcases and sofa tables, adirondack chairs, and folding desks and tray tables. It was a multi-generation family business.

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It’s POLYWOOD Quattro Season!

Last updated on October 2nd, 2019 at 11:08 am

POLYWOOD Quattro Collection | Gray, blue, teak, red, sand, lime, green, yellow, orange, white & black
POLYWOOD’s 7 piece Quattro dining set in slate grey. Also available in vivid blue, teak, tangerine, red, sand, mahogany, lime, lemon yellow, green, black, aruba blue or white. We are the only store that offers a lifetime guarantee plus free shipping.

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11 Rustic & Reclaimed Wood Farm Tables

Last updated on October 7th, 2021 at 10:11 am

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Our Reclaimed Barnwood Farm Table with Tapered Legs and Country Windsor Chairs.

These wood farm tables are handcrafted in Vermont and guaranteed to last a lifetime. Built with solid wood and customized to your specifications, farmhouse tables like these are a great way to bring the family together and bond over a hearty meal.

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Shaker vs Mission Style Furniture: What’s the Difference?

Last updated on March 13th, 2019 at 12:40 pm

Shaker and mission style furniture are often associated because both styles have been adopted by traditional furniture craftsmen. The Amish are often cited as the source of both design philosophies, although that’s not true in either case.

Shaker style furniture originated from the Shaking Quakers in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s. It wasn’t for another few decades that mission style furniture began to emerge. Both styles originated in New England.

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6 of Our Most Popular Polywood Adirondack Chairs

Last updated on January 10th, 2020 at 04:26 pm

Polywood Adirondack Chairs

If you’re not familiar with Polywood outdoor furniture, it’s worth reading up on. Polywood is made out of HDPE recycled plastic lumber (RPL). The company is based in Indiana and manufactures all their outdoor furniture right here in the USA. Besides being 100% american made and super eco-friendly, Polywood is also super durable, easy to care for, and looks great!

They make all sorts of cool stuff including outdoor dining sets, deep seating patio furniture, Tete-a-Tetes and more.

Here’s a look at some of our most popular Polywood Adirondack Chairs:

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Solid Wood Bedroom Sets: 5 Tips for Finding the Best Quality & Value

Last updated on February 24th, 2019 at 05:09 pm

This craftsman style solid wood bedroom set has a modern flair
This craftsman style solid wood bedroom set has a modern, contemporary flair. It’s shown here in solid, natural cherry wood (with contrasting walnut wood drawer and door pulls) but it can also be crafted in maple or walnut. Contemporary Craftsman.

If you’re shopping for high quality solid wood bedroom sets, I bet you’ve done a lot of research. Bedroom furniture is a big investment and one that need only be made once in a lifetime. So you want to do it right. We’ve put together tips & advice to help make your shopping easier and ensure you get the best value for your investment dollars. Read More

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Upgrading Your Outdoor Space for Fall: Tips & Advice

Last updated on December 3rd, 2018 at 03:00 pm

Tips for Creating the Best Outdoor Furniture Spaces | Vermont Woods Studios | Polywood
Fall is the perfect time to gather together outside on the patio or in the back yard. Add warmth & ambiance by arranging your Adirondack Chairs around a Fire Pit Table.

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Kipling Bedroom Furniture, Timeless as The Jungle Book

Last updated on February 28th, 2019 at 04:30 pm

Introducing our all new Kipling bedroom furniture | Exclusive at Vermont Woods Studios
Rudyard Kipling wrote The Jungle Book 124 years ago, but Mowgli, Shere Khan & Baloo are as loved today as they were in 1894. We expect our new Kipling furniture collection will enjoy the same timelessness.

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