Natural Cherry Wood Furniture: Where Does It Come From?

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Natural Cherry wood furniture is a favorite among our customers and people are always asking where the wood comes from.

We source as much wood as we can locally, preferably right here in Vermont. But cherry wood isn’t a big component of the Green Mountain Forest.

There are a few cherry trees here and there across Vermont, but Pennsylvania is really the Cherry Capitol of the world and that’s where we get most of our cherry wood. It is arguably the finest cherry wood on earth and is prized for its lovely red color, grain and luster.

At Vermont Woods Studios we feel it’s important to provide detailed information about where your furniture comes from.  We want customers to know that our wood is all sustainably harvested and that forest conservation is a fundamental part of our mission.

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A cherry tree in one Vermont Woods Studios staffers New Hampshire yard

Fortunately for us, in 1995 the state of Pennsylvania had the foresight to protect and preserve a great deal of their cherry wood resources.  They committed to maintaining the state forest system sustainably and began green certifying it, by the Forest Stewardship Council, FSC. FSC is considered the gold standard in third party certifications of forests so we can be confident that the forests providing our cherry wood will be around to enjoy for many generations… just like our cherry wood furniture.

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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.

Peggy Farabaugh

She is a CEO who brakes for salamanders, has bottle-fed rescued squirrels and spent her vacation building furniture for a rural school in Costa Rica. She believes in the future and in the people who will build it. A former distance-learning professor at Tulane University with a master’s in environmental health & safety, she turned an interest in forest conservation and endangered species into a growing, local business. She delivers rainforest statistics at breakneck speed, but knows how to slow down and appreciate the beauty of a newly finished piece of heirloom furniture.

3 thoughts to “Natural Cherry Wood Furniture: Where Does It Come From?”

  1. excellant story — and as a serious woodworker – cherry is adn always will be my choice – like me it is easy to work with, looks great, and ages gracefully

  2. Excellant edition to your blog – as a serious woodworking hobbyist – Cherry is always my first choice when crafting for me or my family – It is a great wood – becuase, like me — it is easy to work with, holds together under pressure and ages gracefully

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