Solid Wood Bedroom Sets: 5 Tips for Finding the Best Quality & Value

Last updated on February 24th, 2019 at 05:09 pm

This craftsman style solid wood bedroom set has a modern flair
This craftsman style solid wood bedroom set has a modern, contemporary flair. It’s shown here in solid, natural cherry wood (with contrasting walnut wood drawer and door pulls) but it can also be crafted in maple or walnut. Contemporary Craftsman.

If you’re shopping for high quality solid wood bedroom sets, I bet you’ve done a lot of research. Bedroom furniture is a big investment and one that need only be made once in a lifetime. So you want to do it right. We’ve put together tips & advice to help make your shopping easier and ensure you get the best value for your investment dollars. Read More

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Bedroom Sets: Setting You Up For Success

Last updated on February 24th, 2019 at 05:12 pm

Bedroom Sets
Our Cherry Moon Bed, 9-Drawer Dresser and Nightstand all in Cherry Wood

Our Handpicked Bedroom Sets Are Now 25% Off-ALWAYS!

The other day as I was driving home, I decided to listen to the regular old FM radio instead of my usual selection of Pandora, Spotify and NPR Podcasts. Something I noticed after a little while was how often I was hearing furniture store commercials. And it wasn’t just the usual big box stores I was hearing the ads from–they were coming from locally owned stores, too. I heard everything from win tickets to see the Red Sox to visit our new IMAX screen. I wondered to myself, what are they actually selling?

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Minimalist Bedrooms Inspired by Spring

Last updated on November 15th, 2017 at 03:11 pm

Vermont made furniture is simple, elegant and well made. Minimalist is the popular term for this trend nation-wide, but in Vermont we’ve always been “minimalist”. Nina captured the style nicely in photos for our sale on hardwood bedroom sets. Here are a couple of her recent shots, inspired by Vermont’s beautiful Spring colors.

Bedroom Sets for Spring | Handmade in Vermont | American Made
This is our Raised Panel Carriage Bed shown as part of the Roz Renfrew Shaker furniture collection. Nina has it all dressed up for Spring in this “minimalist” setting at Vernon’s historic Governor Hunt House.

In case you haven’t visited us yet, our fine furniture showroom is in a restored farmhouse, located on 100 acres of meadows and woodlands in Southeastern Vermont. The view of the Connecticut River is gorgeous and right now it’s full of Spring’s greens and blues that inspire our decor. Like these robin’s eggs…

Blue bird eggs in a nest at Stonehurst | Vermont Fine Furniture Store
Nina, Dennis and Kelsey were out in the back yard of Stonehurst last week, doing annual Spring cleaning chores in the bluebird houses when they took this shot. As a furniture company that depends on sustainably grown wood, we feel connected to our land & it’s inhabitants. They’re always a source of inspiration.

Here’s another of Nina’s Spring-inspired bedroom furniture photos. This one is our Vermont Shaker furniture set dressed in the colors on the other side of that window.

Minimalist Bedroom Sets Inspired by Spring
The Vermont Shaker bed is handmade of all solid hardwood. It’s shown here in cherry wood, but it’s also available in solid maple or walnut wood. Bedroom furniture sets offer great value plus free shipping.

Tree Swallows | Stonehurst Fine Furniture Showroom | Vermont

More of Spring’s inspiration– this time from the tree swallows in our backyard at Stonehurst. It seems they’re getting their own bedroom ready for Spring.

Looking for springtime inspiration for your bedroom? Visit us today! Bring your camera and a pair of binoculars if you’re up for a little birdwatching. Sometimes customers even bring a bottle of wine and a picnic lunch.

Because we’re not your typical furniture store.

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Top Quality Bedroom Furniture Sets: How to Get the Best Price

Last updated on August 14th, 2018 at 03:55 pm

Top Quality Solid HardWood Bedroom Furniture Sets | Best Prices
This Contemporary Craftsman Bedroom Furniture Set is handmade of real, solid hardwood by Vermont craftspeople.  Customers can get a 20% discount on this top quality bed, dresser, chest and night stand when purchasing 3 or more pieces together.

Tips for Buying Fine Quality Wooden Furniture

If you’re shopping for top quality bedroom furniture sets, I’m sure you’ve noticed they’re priced considerably higher than the run of the mill sets you’ll find at Jordan’s or Bernie and Phyls.  But if you want timeless, real hardwood furniture you’ll have for a lifetime, (something you’ll never have to replace) then what you’re really interested in is getting the best value, not the lowest price, right?  My suggestion: first find the best quality furniture you can afford (here’s a solid wood furniture buying guide to help with that) in the style and wood species you love.

American Made or Imported?

Second, check to see where it’s made.  If it’s imported furniture, you probably want to keep shopping.  Honestly, I rarely hear complaints about the quality of virtually any American made, solid hardwood furniture (and the more local you buy, the better chance you have of getting the craftsperson or manufacturer to stand behind the product over it’s lifetime).  On the other hand, there are dozens of consumer review sites filled with complaints about the imported furniture products found at big box stores like Ikea, Ashley and Bob’s.  Quality can be quite poor and there’s little chance of getting satisfactory customer service.

How to Get the Best Furniture Value

Once you’ve found your favorite top quality, American made bedroom furniture, crafted of real solid hardwood, then start to work with the craftsman or retailer to get their best discount price. Remember however that American furniture involves using real, legal, sustainably harvested wood and American craftsmanship.  Furthermore, US furniture makers don’t typically “mark up to mark down” so you’re unlikely to find “discounts up to 80%”.  But often there is room for some negotiation.

Buy Top Quality Furniture in Sets to Get a Volume Discount

At Vermont Woods Studios for instance, we have a standing discount of 20% on bedroom sets* plus we offer a discount on full service white glove shipping and delivery when customers are buying 3 or more pieces.  Like many online retailers, we offer a coupon code (BEDROOMSET20) for customers who prefer to purchase fine furniture online (be sure to “update cart” to get the discount).  Otherwise customers can give us a call or stop by our showroom to receive the discount.

So my advice, if you’re shopping for the best price on high quality, real solid wood beds, chests, dressers, armoires, night stands, mirrors, blanket boxes and such is to focus on quality and style first.  Find the American made bedroom furniture you love that will last a lifetime and then negotiate on price afterwards.  My sense is that in doing the research you’ll find most USA made fine furniture is honestly priced and retailers are looking to give both you and the craftsman a fair deal.

Copeland bedroom sets are excluded from the 20% discount as they already carry a low price guarantee every day in our store.

 

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Copeland Furniture: How To Get The Best Price

Last updated on March 13th, 2019 at 03:10 pm

Copeland Furniture | Monterey Bedroom Set | Best Prices
If you’re looking to purchase Copeland furniture, like most shoppers, you’re  looking for the best price and most dependable shipping & delivery service (shown above, Copeland’s Monterey collection blends modern Asian design with elements of traditional American Arts and Crafts). 

Copeland Furniture

Copeland furniture is one of Vermont’s most recognizable home furniture brands. For over 30 years, Tim Copeland and his family have been building a reputation for world class, high end furniture in a variety of crisp, clean designs.  Shaker style defined Copeland’s early furniture but over the years many additional styles have evolved.  The Monterey collection (shown above) blends Asian design with elements of traditional American Arts and Crafts.  More recent collections like the Astrid, Catalina and SoHo collections reflect American mid-century modern designs.

How to Get the Best Prices

If you’re looking to purchase Copeland furniture, like most shoppers you’re probably looking for the best price.  And you’ve noticed that all retailers are charging essentially the same price.  Well, that’s no coincidence.  Like many furniture companies, Copeland publishes a minimum price that retailers must abide by.  This is the lowest price you’ll ever see on Copeland furniture in any retail store.  It’s a fair price and commensurate with the true value of Copeland’s furniture.  It’s meant to help keep Copeland’s retailers from going out of business, declaring bankruptcy and damaging the Vermont furniture industry.  Thus if you’re shopping for Copeland furniture you’re not going to get less than this price unless you’re buying a floor model, a return or a scratch and ding sample.

So… first thing when shopping for Copeland furniture is to make sure you insist on getting this minimum price.

Buy Copeland Furniture in Sets and Save on Shipping

Next thing, especially if you’re shopping online is to negotiate the lowest price for white glove shipping and delivery.  This is an important service as  you do not want a box full of expensive, high end, HEAVY furniture being delivered to your home by UPS.  Or placed on the curbside (a common practice) when you have no way to get it into the house and possibly up a flight of stairs or two.

The best way to save on white glove shipping is to purchase Copeland furniture as a set.  If a retailer charges the typical $300 per item for white glove shipping and delivery, that adds up quickly.  Buy the furniture as a set instead and pay a total of $450 to ship all the pieces together.  Buying several pieces?  You could save hundreds or even thousands.

At Vermont Woods Studios, because we are just down the road from Copeland Furniture  we ship more efficiently and economically than other retailers.  That savings is passed on to our customers.   We are committed to offering the best prices on Copeland Furniture and even have a low price guarantee.

Top 10 Reasons to Buy Copeland Furniture at Vermont Woods Studios

Now that you know how to get the best price, check out nine more reasons to buy Copeland furniture from Vermont Woods Studios.

 

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