We found this great walnut slab and want your opinions on what style table it should be transformed into. Greater than 6 feet tall and nearly 3 feet wide at its widest, its impressive. Or.... how about wall art? Let us know Rich and Joni
This shop has grown quickly from the basic commercial grade construction machinery to refined Industrial Machinery. For example, i'll talk about a couple tools: This Powermatic W54 replaced my Grizzly Jointer. The General International 12" Cabinet saw seen behind it is the upgrade from the Dewalt contractor saw i still have. The fence is the standard 54". What is the Jointers purpose ? Creating a flat and clean glue-able surface that leaves no gaps as boards are placed side b
Today we set up the lighting and the tripod for a photo shoot. This is the first step to adding a new product to the lineup on our website. We photograph the pieces, upload it to the computer, enhance the photo with a photo program, write a description of the piece, name it and then last- upload to the website! Here are images of the first step This business as you can see is primarily operated by Rich. I am his assistant, but the greater portion of this business is solely op
Tables can be extremely well built, out of amazing quality woods, but the end result, or "Finish" is something we take seriously. Tired of repairing tables that have to be sanded down to bare wood? High gloss finishes that create huge, obvious scratches ? Sunlight bleaching half of your table? Vermont Modern Furniture Collection uses Festool's brand of Heavy-Duty finishes known as "Surfix", and Rubio Mono-Coat. Modern Chemistry and highest standards at its best... These 2 fi
Weighing just above 250 pounds, this custom table is taking its shape nicely. Smooth curves are defining the legs and edges of this giant. Richard uses hand tools, modern and vintage to achieve the look he wants for this table.
Today furniture that is ready to be sent to its owners is packaged today. Pedestals are reinforced to avoid torsion and twisting while being transported. Each piece of the furniture has its own custom crate fabricated ensure a safe trip during shipping. As you can see above, this is a small pedestal dining table that is in process of packaging. The top and bottom of the pedestal have been reinforced for shipping. When the customer opens the crate, they will unscrew the top an
Welcome to our blog! Here you will find day-to-day activities in the workshop, new developments in furniture making and the processes necessary for this business to remain successful. First, we would like to introduce ourselves. My name is Joni. I am the author of this blog, wife of Rich, and the cheerleader/broom sweeper extrordinaire for Vermont Modern Furniture Collection. Rich is the owner/designer of this business. Since he was a young man, he has been involved in many d