At Vermont Woods Studios, we work with some of the most talented and respected furniture and home decor craftspeople in the state of Vermont. The Green Mountain State’s historical values of sustainability and high-quality craftsmanship have propelled a movement that has positioned Vermont as the fine furniture capital of the world.
With such an abundance of talented craftspeople in our state, we’ve had to be selective of who we work with. Our partners meet all of the following criteria:
We feel good enough about the quality of their products to cover it under our lifetime guarantee
Their products are made in Vermont. POLYWOOD outdoor furniture is an exception, but everything available at Vermont Woods Studios is 100% American made.
Sustainability is baked into their business and their brand
We admire their craftsmanship
Their brands are a positive reflection of the values of the state of Vermont
Our furniture makers receive fair compensation for their considerable talent and are paid a living wage in a safe and healthy work environment
Building high quality wood furniture is something that has been passed down in Vermont through several generations and hundreds of years. We’ve partnered with four main furniture makers in Vermont:
- Vermont Furniture Designs
- Maple Corner Woodworks
- Copeland Furniture
- Lyndon Furniture
Copeland and Lyndon both employ over 100 people in the state of Vermont. VFD and Maple Corner are smaller at around 10-15 in their respective workshops.
We've also partnered with several smaller shops to produce one-of-a-kind custom artistan furniture. If you're curious about artisan furniture, contact our sales team to get a fresh catalog of our in-stock items.
Each workshop has different techniques for building and finishing furniture, and each one produces uniquely designed collections.
Vermont Furniture Designs
- Location: Winooski, VT
- Year Established: 1970
- Woods: Cherry, Walnut, Maple
- Finishes: Boiled Linseed oil or tung oil with a wax topcoat
Founded by master craftsman Arthur Weitzenfeld in 1970 and now co-owned by his studies Adam Blaisdell and Rob Bachand, Vermont Furniture Designs produces some of the highest quality furniture in the state.
VFD uses native cherry, walnut, and maple to produce designs emulating several different furniture styles including shaker, mission, modern, mid-century, and traditional.
Adam & Rob’s team use a traditional linseed oil finish on their wood furniture. While oil finishes do require some maintenance, it also makes repairs easier, as oiled wood can simply be spot-sanded and re-oiled rather than stripped entirely of the finish. Oil finishes also bring out more depth and color within the wood grain, which makes them the go-to option for those who truly appreciate the natural beauty of wood. Because oil finishes are susceptible to water stains, VFD applies a thin layer of wax to their products before they leave the shop.