Modern Art & Shaker Furniture: A Beautiful Couple

Last updated on September 26th, 2022 at 06:40 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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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.

Selecting a Wood Species

Last updated on April 25th, 2020 at 11:51 am

Top Quality Hardwoods include American Cherry, Maple, Walnut, Oak
Top Quality Hardwoods include American Cherry, Maple, Walnut, Oak

Vermont Woods Studios fine furniture is handcrafted in Vermont using real solid wood. Each board in your furniture is selected by hand, and inspected for quality, strength, straightness, grain and color. Our furniture makers use wood that comes from North American forests that are harvested sustainably.

Our furniture makers typically work with the following four species of wood: black cherry, sugar maple, red oak and black walnut. We like these species because they are well suited to fine furniture making by virtue of their color, strength, hardness, grain patterns and workability. They are also readily obtainable in our local and regional area, making them a sustainable choice. Often our furniture makers will offer two-tone combinations of these woods creating a custom, artisan look and feel to their work.

If you are looking for a different wood species, give us a call. We will be happy to discuss options and considerations involving the use of other wood species.

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Sloane Bedroom Collection by Copeland Furniture

Last updated on February 28th, 2019 at 04:53 pm

Bedroom collection with upholstered headboard
The Sloane Bedroom Collection in Solid Walnut

The Sloane collection has a soft contemporary design in solid ash or walnut hardwoods. The focal point of this collection is the plush upholstered bed. Available in a floating style as well as a more traditional frame, the modern Sloane bed matches flawless stability & construction with comfortable softness. Your bed can be customized to accommodate a mattress and box spring or only a mattress, depending on your preference. Choose from a variety of plush headboard upholstery options, including microsuede, leather, or fabric.

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New Vineyard Deep Seating POLYWOOD Collection

Last updated on February 28th, 2019 at 04:49 pm

Vineyard Deep Seating Collection by POLYWOOD
Vineyard Deep Seating Collection in Mahogany/Sesame

Our new Vineyard Deep Seating Collection has plush tufted cushions paired with ergonomic seats – available in two classic colors. Choose from white with navy cushions or mahogany with sesame cushions (as pictured) to complete your outdoor living space. All cushions are made from fade-resistant Sunbrella fabric, and the recycled plastic lumber frame is ultra-weather resistant. Stainless steel hardware completes the construction for a low-maintenance luxury that retains its beauty year after year.

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Visiting Copeland Furniture

Last updated on February 28th, 2019 at 04:49 pm

Copeland Furniture Showroom
Dennis, Pam, and Nina at the Copeland Furniture Company Store

Last week, we had the opportunity to visit Copeland and attend a two day session where we learned more about their workshop, processes, and new product lines. This was such a great opportunity for us because it allows us to pass this extensive knowledge on to you!

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The Hands That Hold the Future

Last updated on October 3rd, 2022 at 06:01 pm

Monarch Butterfly Workshop at Nature Camp in Hinesburg, Vermont
Eileen Ashe invited me to teach about monarchs at Nature Camp, sponsored by the United Church of Hinesburg, VT last week. Students made seed balls out of potting soil, clay and water.  We put milkweed and flower seeds in each ball and rolled them into sunny meadows where they’ll grow to produce habitat & food for monarchs next year.

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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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Spotlight on Maple Corner Woodworks

Maple Corner Woodworks | Handmade Bedroom Furniture
The Andover Modern bedroom set is a newer addition to Maple Corner Woodwork’s catalog but it’s quickly gaining popularity.  Andover fuses traditional Shaker and modern design.

The Best Kept Secret in Vermont’s Furniture World

Tucked away in Central Vermont’s rolling hills is a quintessential New England furniture studio called Maple Corner Woodworks.  Our friend, Robin Chase started Maple Corner Furniture in 1982 when he built a woodworking studio adjacent to his home in Calais, Vermont. Robin wanted to provide people with beautiful, elegantly designed wooden furniture that would last a lifetime.
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Monarchs Are Rebounding & So Are We

Last updated on August 14th, 2018 at 12:03 pm

Monarchs Rebounding | 2017 | Vermont Woods Studios
We’ve seen dozens of monarchs this year at our Stonehurst showroom in Vernon, Vermont.  It’s exciting because last year we saw only a handful. On this World Nature Conservation Day it’s nice to report that things are on the upswing.

It’s Working!

Nature nuts and monarch lovers: your hard work of planting milkweed & nectar flowers is paying off.  Butterfly populations seem to be bouncing back this year after decades of decline.  It’s too soon to declare victory but many encouraging signs are out there.  We’ll have to wait for the official reports from Monarch Joint Venture but I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
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Spotlight on Vermont Furniture Designs

Last updated on August 3rd, 2018 at 01:20 pm

Vermont Furniture Designs | Dining Room Set
The Modern Shaker dining set, in solid natural cherry wood.  By Vermont Furniture Designs.

The Craftspeople of Vermont Furniture Designs

Rob Bachand and Adam Blaisdell are the new owners and master craftsmen at Vermont Furniture Designs.  VFD is one of the Green Mountain State’s most respected furniture companies — it’s been around since 1970, nearly half a century.  Today we’re sending out our congratulations to it’s new leadership, Rob and Adam who took over the company upon the recent retirement of founder, Arthur Weitzenfeld.  Rob has been crafting furniture at VFD for 30 years and Adam for 16.  We’re excited to see them take the helm and continue the tradition of producing handmade furniture of exceptional quality and design.

 

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