At Vermont Woods Studios, we work with some of the most talented and respected furniture and home decor craftspeople in 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 style, design and craftsmanship
Their brands are a positive reflection of the values of the state of Vermont
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 a tradition 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 and Lyndon Furniture. Copeland and Lyndon both employ about 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 protégés 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 and styles such as shaker, mission, modern, mid-century, and traditional.
Adam & Rob 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 appreciate the natural beauty of wood. Because oil finishes are susceptible to water stains, VFD also applies a thin layer of wax to their products.
Maple Corner Woodworks
- Location: Calais, VT
- Year Established: 1982
- Woods: Cherry, Walnut, Maple
- Finishes: Raw linseed oil, Poly Gel, or a combination of the two
- Dining Table Finishes: Water based conversion varnish
Robin Chase, the founder and master craftsman at Maple Corner Woodworks, is a true visionary when it comes to furniture design. Its easy to see how this quaint workshop nestled in small-town Vermont consistently produces some of the finest furniture made anywhere in the world.
Striving towards and adhering to the highest standards in quality, consistency, and design, Robin's creations are uniquely his own.
The MCW team finishes their wood furniture with a non-toxic, zero VOC linseed oil. Several coats of polyurethane oil are then applied by hand to the tops of tables and case-goods to add additional protection against water and scratches.
Many consider Robin a generational woodworking talent, and it is not uncommon for us to fill an entire house full of his creations.
- Location: Bradford, VT
- Year Established: 1976
- Woods: Cherry, Walnut, Maple, Ash, Oak
- Finishes: Lacquer
Copeland Furniture is one of Vermont's most recognizable high-end furniture brands. Since 1976, Tim Copeland and his family have been building a reputation for world-class furniture in a variety of crisp, clean designs.
Based in Bradford, Vermont, Copeland specializes in mid-century modern wood furniture. In their own words, Copeland calls their furniture transitional. Neither strictly contemporary nor traditional but rather a combination of elements that incorporate classic proportion with modern simplicity.
The Copeland Furniture factory is powered by a large solar field and is home to about 100 full-time employees plus lots of modern machinery.
Unlike our other workshops, Copeland Furniture does not entertain customizations to their designs. However, this allows them to further standardize their processes and minimize lead times. Copeland offers several of their designs as Quick-Ship items, meaning they'll ship within 1-3 weeks- a significantly shorter lead time than typical made-to-order furniture.
In addition to the stain options available on different woods, Copeland offers two versions of its post-catalyzed conversion varnish: the standard option as well as a low sheen option. Contact us to learn more about Copelands wood finishes or order samples below.
We are the only Copeland retailer we know of to offer our customers a lifetime guarantee on their furniture. In addition, we always offer at least a 25% discount. It doesn't make sense to buy Copeland anywhere else. Here are 10 reasons why you'll want to buy Copeland Furniture at VWS.
- Location: St. Johnsbury, VT
- Year Established: 1976
- Woods: Cherry, Walnut, Maple, Oak, Ash, White Pine, Chestnut
- Finishes: Lacquer
The story of Lyndon Furniture is as good a reflection of the history and values of Vermont as you'll find anywhere. After Dave Allard graduated high school in 1976, he began working on his family farm. He built his first few pieces of furniture in a house that he built himself for his parents to move into. After furnishing that house, he set his sights on building a new workshop. He built his first woodworking shop in Lyndon, VT from timber he cut down on the family farm and milled locally.
Lyndon now employs about 100 craftsmen in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Their furniture is made with real solid wood and built to last a lifetime (and then some).
Polywood Outdoor Furniture
- Location: Syracuse, IN
- Year Established: 1990
- Material: Recycled High Density Poly-ethylene (HDPE) Recycled Plastic Lumber (RPL)
The outdoor furniture you see on our site is manufactured by POLYWOOD in Syracuse, Indiana. It is 100% American made and super eco-friendly. The composite plastic lumber has the look, thickness, weight, and feel of real wood and its virtually indestructible. No more scraping, painting, or weatherproofing you can leave this furniture outside year round and never have to worry about it rotting or deteriorating. The recycled plastic lumber that this furniture is made from is dyed all the way through to prevent the color from fading.
Polywood has been producing high quality outdoor furniture since 1990. They create some of the most durable, comfortable, and affordable american made outdoor furniture found anywhere. Polywood outdoor furniture is made with High Density Poly-Ethylene HDPE plastic lumber, mostly from recycled milk jugs and detergent containers. It's ultra durable, low maintenance, non-toxic, and looks great in all kinds of outdoor settings.
- Location: Castleton, VT
- Year Established: 1974
- Products: Chandeliers, floor lamps, table lamps, hanging pendant lights
Timeless artistry and genuine Vermont craftsmanship are brought to life by Hubbardton Forges exquisite hand-forged lighting. These beautiful lighting fixtures bring an age-old art form into the 21st century by melding the best of both worlds in their innovative designs. Each piece is carefully designed and handmade by Hubbardton Forge's award-winning artisans, who have prided themselves on the highest quality of craftsmanship since 1974.
In addition to quality craftsmanship, Hubbardton Forge strives for the highest grade of environmental excellence by using the latest environmentally friendly metal forging techniques. These techniques include powder coated finishes and an aqueous metal cleaning process. The greatest care is applied to ensure that no harmful waste products are produced in the creation of any Hubbardton Forge product. Honesty and enduring value can be found in every detail.
As an authorized dealer of Hubbardton Forge lighting, Vermont Woods Studios is proud to offer a large variety of styles and designs, making it easy to select the perfect lighting fixture to suit your home. Whether you are looking for small table lamps, stately floor lamps, spanning chandeliers or anything in between, our selection has everything you need. Hubbardton Forge is more than just lighting for your home, it is a functional piece of artwork that you will treasure for generations.