Extension Tables: Tips For Accommodating Unexpected Guests Over The holidays

Solid Wood Extension Tables
Solid Wood Extension Tables with self-storing leaves make holiday entertaining easy, convenient and comfortable.

Make Room For Company!

Grab an extra leaf or two for the extension table and add another cup of water to the soup.  The holidays are here!  I remember when we were kids it seemed like every night at least one of us would be having a friend over for dinner.  In our big family, my mother barely noticed it.  But today, families are smaller, dining rooms are smaller (or non-existent) and dining room tables are smaller.

That’s no reason to hesitate before extending an open invitation for your friends and relatives to gather around the table at your house.  Enter the extra leaf!  Back in the day, we had to store extra leaves for our old oak dining table down in the basement.  But today’s extension tables have self storing leaves that are neatly and conveniently tucked away under the table top.  It’s so easy to insert them, and then tuck them away after company has gone home.

Extension Tables by Size, Shape and Style

Check out these American made, solid wood extension tables that are handcrafted in Vermont.  Last week Loryn posted some tips about how to select the right shape for your table and we’ve tried to make it easy to find special categories for Round & Oval Extension Tables as well as Square & Rectangular Extending Tables.  If you’re shopping by style it might be faster to browse through categories like our Shaker Dining Tables, Pedestal Dining Tables or Trestle Dining Tables.  Copeland Furniture fans will want to head straight to the Copeland Audrey, Sarah, Catalina and Dana Thomas dining tables.

So how many extra people can you fit with each leaf in your extending table?  Well, just 2 per leaf but you can customize most of our tables with your choice of 1, 2 or 3 leaves (with some designs a fifth leg is added to support 3 extending leaves– it’s also hidden underneath the table top when not in use).

Have questions?  Give us a call or connect with us on Facebook.  Then start planning your next dinner party!

 

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Say Hello To Your New Bedroom Furniture

Bedroom Furniture Sale at Vermont Woods Studios

Bedroom Furniture Sale

Did you spend all of your time during the Black Friday weekend getting the best deals on gifts for everyone else? With your holiday shopping complete, it’s time to treat yourself to something special. What’s more perfect than new bedroom furniture? With our bedroom furniture sale, you can finally get the bedroom furniture of your dreams, and still get a great deal.

Choose from over 40 styles of beds in your choice of natural Cherry, Walnut, Maple, or Oak woods. You can even create your own bedroom set with our variety of solid wood nightstands and dressers. We offer hundreds of solid wood bedroom furniture pieces in our gallery, and we are confident you will find the perfect bedroom set for your home. We have a great selection of styles ranging from Shaker to modern, so your bedroom furniture will match any decor style. All of our fine wood bedroom furniture is skillfully crafted in Vermont by talented furniture makers, and is solidly built to last for generations. Vermont made bedroom furniture is timeless, and never goes out of style. No matter how many times you change your bedroom wall color over the years, your furniture will be a staple in the room that you can appreciate forever.

Furnish your bedroom with our 100% American made, real hardwood bedroom furniture. With our buy more, save more bedroom furniture sale, you can save up to 20% off your new, high quality bedroom furniture. Save 10% on one piece, 15% on two pieces, and 20% on three or more pieces of bedroom furniture. Our bedroom furniture pieces are backed by a lifetime guarantee and come with free white glove shipping.

You can securely, easily, and conveniently shop our online gallery 24 hours a day, so take your time. If you need any assistance finding the perfect hardwood bedroom furniture, our Vermont furniture specialists are available to help. You can contact them by phone (888-390-5571), by email, or by live chat. Our bedroom furniture sale ends on Tuesday, December 11 at midnight!

 

*This sale excludes Copeland and Artisan furniture. However, our Copeland Furniture carries a low price guarantee.

 

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Buying Furniture Online: Top 5 Tips For a Successful Shopping Experience

Buying Furniture Online
Buying Fine Furniture Online, Tip #1:   Choose a company that focuses on selling exclusively furniture.  If they sell thousands or hundreds of thousands  of things from pillows to pampers to produce, is it likely they’ll be experts in fine furniture?

So you’re thinking about buying furniture online.  You routinely purchase books and clothes online, but fine furniture is different.  It’s a big investment– maybe about the same dollar value as a new computer system or perhaps much more.  What if you’re not happy with it?  Can you just send it back?  How do you know which online furniture stores you can trust?

This is a big decision so it’s worth the time to do a little homework before buying furniture online.  The good news is that there are lots of reputable furniture retailers online, offering quality products at competitive prices.  A few minutes of browsing through a furniture website can usually give you a good idea of whether or not it’s honest and reputable.  While you’re researching, consider these Top 5 tips for buying furniture online:

  1. Find a Furniture Specialist

    Choose a company that focuses on selling exclusively furniture.  If they sell thousands or hundreds of thousands  of things from pillows to pampers to produce, they’re not going to be experts in fine furniture.  The point here is that customizing, shipping and delivering fine furniture are services that require specialization and a lot can go wrong without it.  There’s a big difference between FedExing a pillow and delivering and setting up a bedroom set in your home.  Fine furniture shipping and delivery is an exacting art and science.  Don’t expect it to be done well by an online department store.  Go with a furniture specialist.

  2. The Devil is in the Details when Buying Furniture Online

    Find a company that provides detailed information about their fine furniture.  Who makes it? How is it made?  Where is it made?  What is it made of?  What kind of joinery is employed?  Is it solid wood or veneered?  What are the directions for proper furniture care?  Spend some time studying this information on the company’s website and follow up with any questions over the phone.

  3. Get White Glove Treatment

    Go for the white glove shipping and delivery.  This is an important service and there are various levels offered.  The best and only one I recommend is the full service option where professional furniture delivery crews bring your furniture into your home, set it up, inspect it with you and remove the packaging.  Alternative services like UPS, FedEx and curbside delivery from common freight carriers leave you wide open if there should be any shipping damage or missing pieces.

  4. Check for Hidden Fees

    Make sure to take into account shipping costs, taxes, and other fees when searching for the best prices!  Some online furniture stores include free shipping in their base prices, but many do not.  You may be surprised to learn that shipping can add up to $1000 to an order, depending on what you’re ordering and where you live.

  5. Get a Lifetime Guarantee

    Expensive fine furniture should be backed by a lifetime guarantee.  It’s an investment you should be able to hand down to your children and grandchildren.  Reputable American furniture companies will back their furniture with a guarantee against defects in materials and workmanship, especially when you’re buying furniture online.

Lastly, get to know your furniture maker or online retailer before buying furniture online.  If someone knowledgeable is there to work with you through the selection and ordering process, it’s more likely they’ll be there for you at delivery time, if something goes wrong.  Now that you’re ready to make your move, you can do it with confidence.  Let me know how your fine furniture purchase goes by commenting below or on our Facebook.

 

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This Is Not Your Great Grandmother’s Shaker Style Furniture

Vermont Shaker Style Furniture

Shaker style furniture is the most sought after design in our online gallery. Shaker style furniture has been around since the late 1700’s and has evolved to accommodate today’s contemporary home. Some of today’s Shaker style furniture are adaptations of pieces that did not exist, like TV stands and media consoles.  Many pieces of Shaker style furniture feature the traditional design, but have a slight modern influence, like our Shaker style beds and Shaker tables. The contemporary Vermont craftsmen have embraced the original concept of Shaker style furniture, creating their own versions. Vermont style shaker furniture is widely admired for it’s simplistic, functional, and sturdy design. It’s identified by traditional straight lines, tapered posts and legs, and the familiar round Shaker knob.

Our Shaker furniture is most popular in natural cherry wood. Cherry is one of the most prized hardwoods in New England and in the United States. The rich color of solid cherry wood is the driving factor in people’s admiration, but the strength of the wood makes it perfect for our Vermont shaker style furniture.

We are currently having a Shaker style furniture sale! We offer over 200 pieces of Shaker influenced furniture in our online gallery. You will find a variety of styles in our six Shaker furniture collections, ranging from traditional designs to Shaker style furniture with a contemporary look. We have Shaker furniture pieces for every room in your home. With our Shaker style furniture sale, you can save up to 20% on this popular style of furniture. Save 10% on one piece, 15% on two pieces, or 20% on three or more pieces of Shaker style furniture. Our furniture comes with a lifetime guarantee and free shipping! This sale only lasts for one week (ending Wednesday, November 21), so start shopping today!

Shop for your new furniture securely, easily, and conveniently from our online gallery. Our furniture specialists are also available to assist you through our Live Chat option (located in the top right from our online gallery), or via telephone: 802-275-5174.

 

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