Buying Guide

Wood Furniture

When it comes to buying furniture, there seems to be an overwhelming amount of choices. You can go to your local department store, your local furniture store, or shop online with any number of companies. With all these choices, though, its critical to have a thorough understanding of what youre buying.

We've put together this online furniture buying guide to help make sure that you get the right furniture for your home. In this guide, we cover everything from styles and designs to the materials to the craftsman and their techniques.

Styles & Design Philosophies

When you're buying solid wood furniture that's going to last for the rest of your life and then some, one of the biggest considerations is the design of the pieces. Popular design philosophies come and go- what's popular one decade might not be the next. But there are certain design philosophies that have stood the test of time. Designs that never go out of style, and that can be displayed proudly for generations.

Shaker Style Furniture

Shaker Style Furniture

Mission & Craftsman Style Furniture

Mission & Craftsman Style Furniture

Mid-Century Modern

Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Art Deco

Art Deco Furniture

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North-American Hardwoods

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.

Cherry Wood


Maple Wood


Oak Wood


Walnut Wood


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Wood Finishes

Our furniture is finished with eco-friendly coatings that are prepared to enhance the natural beauty of the wood and protect against moisture and normal wear. Each of our furniture makers uses their own time-tested favorite finishes.


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 States historical values of sustainability and high-quality craftsmanship have propelled a movement that has positioned Vermont as the fine furniture capital of the world.

Learn more about each of these world-class craftsmen and their techniques for building high quality wood furniture.

Copeland Furniture

Copeland Furniture

Lyndon Furniture

Lyndon Furniture

Maple Corner Woodworks

Maple Corner Woodworks

Vermont Furniture Designs

Vermont Furniture Designs


At Vermont Woods Studios, our entire business is centered around creating custom wood furniture that will last a lifetime. All the wood furniture we offer is made-to-order, which means our craftsmen dont start building until they know what youve requested. This enables our craftsmen to build truly one-of-a-kind, custom pieces of furniture. You are limited only by your imagination!


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What to Expect

Lead Time

Because most of what we sell is made-to-order, it can take several weeks or months to receive your furniture. Each workshop has a standard crafting time, which may vary depending on the time of year and other external factors. This is usually 6-12 weeks depending on the workshop and the items purchased. Once the furniture is done being crafted, it is usually delivered within 2-4 weeks. If you're looking to receive delivery faster, check out our quickship collections or ask us about decreasing lead time on your order.


For the majority of orders, we take payment in full at the time of purchase. For select orders, we are able to offer a 50/50 payment plan by which you can pay 50% of your total up front and 50% upon the completion of crafting. Read more about payment options.


When it comes to shipping handcrafted wood furniture, we are the experts. Since 2005, we have delivered over 10,000 orders and shipped to all 50 states in the US. In order to have a pleasant, stress free delivery experience it is essential to read through our shipping and delivery information. Give us a call if you have any questions or concerns.

More questions? Contact us.