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.


VFD in Action

We stopped in to see Rob recently and brought our friend Shane McFalls from Mondo Media in Brattleboro.  Shane put together the above 1 minute video for you.  It really shows the level of care and craftsmanship imbued in each VFD piece.  Rob: “Rather than a 15 minute process at a lower end manufacturer, you’re talking about a 2 day process here.”


VFD Contemporary Craftsman Bedroom Furniture Set
VFD Contemporary Craftsman Bedroom Furniture Set. Shown in solid, natural cherry wood.

What Makes VFD Exceptional

Rob, Adam and their small team of craftspeople make each beautiful VFD piece to order, just for you, using eco-friendly sustainably harvested hardwood. VFD artisans bench-craft, using timeless techniques, such as dovetail drawers, mortise and tenon joinery and hand sanding. Each piece of wood is carefully matched for color and grain. The wood is meticulously sanded and finished with a natural oil and wax blend, which protects the piece while bringing out the color, grain, and depth of the wood and allowing it to age gracefully.

Attention to detail and quality throughout the crafting process is a hallmark of VFD furniture. We happily guarantee each piece for your lifetime. Check out VFD’s full line of dining, bedroom and living room furniture on our website. Collections include: Heartwood, Loft, Cable Crossing, Burlington, Heartwood, Horizon, Larssen, Skyline & Winslow.


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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.

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