Handcrafted Wood Furniture: 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

handmade for the holidaysThe holidays are upon us – and the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers has a wide range of quality, handcrafted wood furniture to give to those nearest and dearest to you – or as a gift to yourself and your home! Invest today in a piece you and your loved ones will use and appreciate for years to come.

To help you, we put together a gift guide featuring a sampling of items that are available now. It includes everything from beds, bookshelves, and benches to cradles, clocks and cabinets to tables and chairs big and small. All items are made using traditional and innovative woodworking techniques by an individual Guild member.

There is something for everyone at any stage of life, whether you are a new family celebrating your first holiday together, or empty nesters savoring years of happy holidays.

  • To purchase a furniture item, click on the “Order” link included in each listing.
  • To view all furniture items currently available, please visit Available Now on our website.
  • Remember that Guild members make customized pieces. Contact a member to create something special for you.

Under $500

retro-funky-custom-clock-500x332Fred & Wilma Clock – David Hurwitz Originals: This fun Flintstones-inspired clock made of carved poplar, paint and graphite is the perfect choice for the retro-themed home, or the nostalgia enthusiast seeking a “Yabba dabba doo!” conversation starter. Dimensions: 9″ high x 15″ wide x 5.5″ deep. Price: $425. Click here to order Fred & Wilma Clock from David Hurwitz Originals.

Under $1000

IMG_0771-500x332Sculpted Cherry Bookshelf – Kit Clark Furniture: Three shelves of cherry wood are the perfect home for books, objets d’art, and more. This object of natural beauty is the ideal gift for the collector in the family. Price: $650. Click here to order Sculpted Cherry Bookshelf from Kit Clark Furniture.


Cherry Game TableCherry Game Table – Clarner Woodworks: The chess enthusiast will smile in admiration at this game table featuring a granite game board with hand-rubbed finish and a dovetailed drawer to hold game pieces. Dimensions: 25″ square top by 31″ tall 18″ square granite top. Price: $900. Click here to order Cherry Game Table from Clarner Woodworks.

$1,000 – $2,000

sVCI_0984Federal Center Table – Ray Finan Furniture Studio: A modern table with an elegant antique feel featuring traditional joinery and a hand-applied finish. It’s a versatile and suitable choice for all manner of homes. Dimensions: 29″ L x 19″ D x 28 1/4″ H. Price: $1115. Click here to order Federal Center Table from Ray Finan Furniture Studio.




Newfane Lounger with footstool tucked awayNewfane Lounger- Hayama Cabinetmakers, LLC: A contemporary lounge chair that comes complete with a footstool! This two-piece set is upholstered in navy blue leather for comfort and sophistication. The footstool easily tucks away when not in use. Price: $1375. Click here to order Newfane Lounger from Hayama Cabinetmakers, LLC.




Sumac Cabinet with Local WoodSumac Cabinet – Jason Breen: Made from an abnormally large Scarlet Sumac tree, this unique piece can be the host too all items great and small, bright and beautiful. Dimensions: 24″h x 12″w x 8″d. Price: $1500. Click here to order Sumac Cabinet from Jason Breen.




Ming_Shaker_Nesting_Tables“Ming Shaker” Cherry Nesting Tables – Jas. Becker Cabinetmaker, LLC: For the space-conscious person come two simple and elegant Shaker-style tables from Jas. Becker, an expert in this furniture style. Dimensions: 26″ x 19″ x 22 1/2″H. Price: $1625 in Cherry. Click here to order “Ming Shaker” Cherry Nesting Tables from Jas. Becker Cabinetmaker, LLC.



Handmade Cherry CradlePenelope’s Cradle – Eric Sprenger Fine Woodwork: This clean, sculptural, and unadorned cradle puts baby center stage. A great gift for a new family or family-to-be that seeks something precious to showcase their own most precious addition. Dimensions: 26″ x 26″ x 36.” Price: $1,700. Click here to order Penelope’s Cradle from Eric Sprenger Fine Woodwork.



Pear and Rosewood Side Table – Erin Hanley Fine Furniture: This side table is anything but a side attraction. It takes the spotlight with a parquet top made from shop made veneers. Dimensions: 17″(l) x 19″(w) x 25″ (h). Price: $1,800. Click here to order Pear and Rosewood Side Table from Erin Hanley Fine Furniture.

$2000 – $5000

Clark Waltham RockerWaltham Rocker – Timothy Clark Cabinetmaker Chairwright: Featuring a trademark “Floating Back” design, this piece is the grandest rocker offered by Timothy Clark, master of the rocking chair. Price: $2200. Click here to order Waltham Rocker from Timothy Clark Cabinetmaker Chairwright.




bench 2Reclaimed Oak and Steel Bench – Dorset Custom Furniture: This modern bench is a fusion of recycled materials in woodwork and steelwork, featuring reclaimed oak and rebar. The original version was featured in the “State of Craft” exhibit at the Bennington Museum in 2010. Dimensions: 16 x 54 x 18 high. Price: $3,250, +/-. Click here to order Reclaimed Oak and Steel Bench from Dorset Custom Furniture.

Oceana_coffee_tableOceana Coffee Table – Mario Messina Designer Craftsman: This nautical table features an almost perfectly symmetrical granite beach rock honed by centuries of surf. A gift for those who appreciate the beauty and wonder of nature. Dimensions: 42″ diameter, 15″-17″ tall. Price: $3550 – $4500 depending on size and shape, plus shipping. Click here to order Oceana Coffee Table from Mario Messina Designer Craftsman.

$5000 and Above

Wainscot BedWainscot Bed Queen Size – Bob Gasperetti: Inspired by the Shaker, Mission, and Arts and Crafts styles, this traditional bed is a paragon of function and simplicity. Featuring walnut headboards and maple details. Dimensions: Queen. Price: $5400. Click here to order Wainscot Bed Queen Size from Bob Gasperetti.


Madeline’s BedMadeline’s Bed – ShackletonThomas: With curved head and foot boards that are fully upholstered in Byron Bay ‘Sky’ Linen, this contemporary bed stands alone. It can accommodate different types of box springs to maximize comfort and style. Dimensions: 67 5/8″ wide, 88 7/16″ long, 51″ high. Price: $10,950. Click here to order Madeline’s Bed from ShackletonThomas.

Didn’t find something for your holiday gift list? To view all furniture items currently available, please visit Available Now on our website.


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