What Color is Walnut Wood?

Last updated on April 9th, 2019 at 10:07 pm

Modern Walnut Office Furniture
A Catalina Office Set from Copeland Furniture in solid black walnut wood

American black walnut wood is dark, hard, dense and tight-grained. It’s prized by woodworkers for its strength, grain and color. It polishes to a very smooth finish, and the color ranges from creamy white in the sapwood to a dark chocolate in the heartwood.

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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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Pieces of Vermont in L’Avenue at Saks

Last updated on January 1st, 2020 at 07:36 pm

L'Avenue at Saks
Saks 5th Avenue just opened L’Avenue, a French-art deco inspired restaurant & Le Chalet, a cozy, après-ski style lounge. Fabulous food, pastries by Chef Pierre Hermé, cocktails by Mixologist Nico de Soto and Vermont-made furniture … what’s not to love? Reservations at Resy.com or call (212) 940-4099.

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Green Team Profile: Geoff Strawbridge

Last updated on February 28th, 2019 at 04:01 pm

In this #VWSGreenTeam profile, we’re introducing Geoff Strawbridge. Geoff has previous work experience in high-growth tech startups including Tripod (acquired during his time there by Lycos) and MyWebGrocer, and is the founder and CEO of BootstrapVT, a marketing consultancy based in Burlington, VT.

Geoff is an important part of the management, marketing, and IT teams here and is helping us define our segment of the online furniture market.

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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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Green Team Profile: Michelle Rooks

Last updated on February 28th, 2019 at 04:02 pm

In this #VWSGreenTeam profile, we’re (re)introducing Michelle Rooks! Michelle joined us as we were transitioning into our permanent home at Stonehurst, which, as you’ll find out, happens to be quite close to her own home.

Michelle is part of our Sales & Operations team and spends much of her time making sure orders sent to our craftsmen are 100% accurate and exactly what customers have asked for, among other things. She’s a valued member of our team and a wonderful person to know.

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2018 Highlights

Last updated on June 20th, 2019 at 11:41 am

New Furniture Collections | Brighton | Handmade with Love in VT
We added many new fine furniture collections in 2018, including the Brighton Dining Set. Our green business is growing and we have you to thank.

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Green Team Profile: Jake Friend

Last updated on February 28th, 2019 at 04:02 pm

Jake Friend Vermont Woods Studios

Jake joined Vermont Woods Studios in 2018, filling a role in shipping, customer service, and operations. Jake shares a downstairs office with Michelle and Liz and works closely with Dennis and Sean. We’re excited to have him on board! Read More

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Sustainable Furniture & Climate Change

Last updated on June 20th, 2019 at 11:45 am

Peggy & Ken Farabaugh | Vermont Woods Studios | Stonehurst Showroom
Ken and Peggy Farabaugh, co-owners of Vermont Woods Studios in Vernon, VT. Photo credit: Erica Housekeeper.

Thank You, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund VSJF

We have three important people to thank today:

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