Radio Free Vermont: Tooling around Vermont

Friday, January 28, 2005

Tooling around Vermont

Out in the woods, furniture makers are a cut above

Driving south on Route 7 toward Danby, there is a point where the mountains soar up on both sides of the road and you peer out over miles of forest. Trees, trees, and more trees, as far as the eye can see.

By coincidence, this is where Vermont's largest concentration of master furniture makers have set down roots. Not small manufacturers of the Pompanoosuc Mills or Charles Shackleton class, but studio artists, working alone or with a few assistants at most, turning out not hundreds, but 20, maybe 30 pieces per year."

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