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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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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.

Make a Seedling Bed and Lay in It

Black walnuts and hickory nuts, some foraged, some purchased, to be planted on our 109 acre property

We are starting a seedling bed within our small forest garden.  It will consist of apricot, peach, and plum pits, as well as walnuts and chestnuts.

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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.

Plant a Tree to Honor Your Hero on Memorial Day

Last updated on May 23rd, 2022 at 12:16 pm

Remembering Those Who Sacrificed Everything for Us

Memorial Day is a time of remembrance, honoring those heroes who gave their lives in service to our country. The simple act of planting a tree can honor their legacy for generations.

Maple Trees at our Stonehurst Showroom in SE Vermont
These mature maple trees are among hundreds that grace the property where our furniture showroom lives in Southeastern Vermont. Every year at this time, we have thousands of maple seedlings that spring up, hoping to out-compete other plants on the property. This year we decided to nurture some of those seedlings for our customers and our community. We think there are infinite reasons to plant a tree, but Memorial Day seems particularly relevant.

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Stonehurst Showroom’s Edible Landscape – Spring Has Sprung!

Last updated on April 22nd, 2022 at 04:19 pm

Enjoying our land on a dreary day

This year, we received a truckload of compost from a local rancher (the father of our fantastic intern Whitney—if you received a package of wood samples last year, she may have sent them to you). Tractor load by tractor load we are moving the compost to sunny spots on the property. Placing compost directly onto the grass eliminates the need for labor-intensive tilling.

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Vermont Magazine Features VWS

Vermont Magazine Article about Vermont Woods Studios
Vermont Magazine’s article features our furniture store & Stonehurst showroom in Vernon, VT. Come see us. Bring your snowshoes.

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How a Working Forest Contributes to a Healthier Ecosystem

By managing our own forest here in Vermont since 2013, we have witnessed the beautiful harmony of a healthy ecosystem. When Vermont Woods Studios outgrew the spare bedroom in Peggy’s home, our team searched for a permanent home. Above all, our goal was to find a space that would reflect the values of the company and offer a home to showcase the works of Vermont’s finest furniture craftsmen. After a long search, we found Stonehurst. As you can imagine, we love every minute we get to spend out in our forest!

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Steve Upton Wildlife Photography Roars into Vermont Woods

Last updated on April 24th, 2018 at 10:22 am

Steve Upton | Wildlife Photography Exhibit | Vermont Woods Studios
Wildlife photographer, Steve Upton  is showcasing his work at Stonehurst this Spring and Summer. Over a dozen photos are available to view and purchase in-store as well as online.

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What I Learned From Heating with An Outdoor Wood Boiler

Last updated on April 5th, 2019 at 09:41 am

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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Modern Art & Shaker Furniture: A Beautiful Couple

Last updated on June 30th, 2022 at 03:31 pm

Abstract Art by Joe Norris
Customers are loving the contrast of our clean wooden furniture placed next Joe Norris’ colorful modern art. From left to right, Joe’s abstract paintings are: Crossword, Oxidation E and Oxidation 21. Originals are available for purchase online or at our Stonehurst showroom.

Abstract Art is Lighting Up Our Showroom

The walls of Stonehurst have been graced by the colorful abstract art of local painter, Joe Norris.  Joe is a Vermont-based artist whose paintings reside in galleries & private homes throughout New England and around the world.  We love seeing his vibrant paintings as the backdrop for our Vermont made furniture.  They’re the perfect modern yin to our traditional yang.
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Vermont Style Home Decor

Last updated on June 11th, 2019 at 12:05 pm

Vermont Style Home Decor | Hubbardton Forge Lamps
Hubbardton Forge lamps are lighting up our showroom.  When you put them together with Vermont made furniture it starts to add up to a unique Vermont style of home decor.  The floor lamp on the left is the Almost Infinity, and the one on the right is the Metra Quad Table Lamp.

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