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Green Mountain Woodturning and Furnituremaking

Ryegate Corner, Vermont · 25 Sales

birdseyem

Green Mountain Woodturning and Furnituremaking

Ryegate Corner, Vermont 25 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Welcome to my Etsy Shop! I design and hand make all the items, one piece at a time in my shop in Vermont. My goal is to create functional items that are beautiful to the eye and the hand. In part, this is achieved by carefully choosing the best piece of wood with spectacular grain to compliment the form.
To see more of my work, please visit my website at www.greenmountainwoodturning.com

All designs in this Etsy shop are copyright 1996 - 2014, Janet A. Collins. All rights reserved.

Announcement

Welcome to my Etsy Shop! I design and hand make all the items, one piece at a time in my shop in Vermont. My goal is to create functional items that are beautiful to the eye and the hand. In part, this is achieved by carefully choosing the best piece of wood with spectacular grain to compliment the form.
To see more of my work, please visit my website at www.greenmountainwoodturning.com

All designs in this Etsy shop are copyright 1996 - 2014, Janet A. Collins. All rights reserved.

Janet A. Collins

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Janet A. Collins

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I am a professional woodturner and furnituremaker living and working is Ryegate, Vermont.

I became a professional furnituremaker and woodturner in 1997 after graduating from the Cabinet and Furniture Making program at the North Bennet Street School in Boston, MA. I got started in woodworking by owning an old house that needed lots of work. I would faithfully watch episodes of This Old House and New Yankee Workshop and try out what I learned on the shows. I knew that would only take me so far in educating me on such a vast topic. I found that I could take part time classes or workshops at North Bennet Street School. I took three woodworking workshops and became "hooked." At the time, I lived close to the school and decided to apply to their full time Cabinet and Furniture Making program. I was accepted and became a full time student between 1995 and 1996 learning as much about furniture making and woodturning as I could.
I spent the next ten years(1997-2007) working for the school, running their workshop program, developing and teaching woodworking and woodturning courses. During this time I also built custom furniture for many clients in the New England area. Many of these pieces included turned elements such as beds and chairs. Some can be seen on my website at www.greenmountainwoodturning.com
In 2007 I moved to Vermont full time and started working in the shop at my home that I owned since 2001. The shop is in the barn on the property and was converted to a cabinet shop back in the 1940's. I am the third furniture maker/woodworker to own this house (built 1895) and work as a woodworker in this shop.
I have written articles for Fine Woodworking magazine and WoodenBoat magazine.
I receive first place award for my cherry with black inlay bowl at the Vermont Fine Furniture & Wood Products Design Competition in 2012. I was voted Woodworker of the Year in 2006 by the Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association.
I am more involved in woodturning than furniture making these days, although I still make furniture pieces on speculation. I rather enjoy the pleasure and challenge of creating beautiful turned bowls and platters from highly figured woods.

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Last updated on April 14, 2016
Welcome to my Etsy Shop! I design and hand make all the items, one piece at a time, in my shop in Vermont. My goal is to create functional items that are beautiful to the eye and the hand. In part, this is achieved by carefully choosing the best piece of wood with spectacular grain to compliment the form.
To see more of my work, please visit my website at www.greenmountainwoodturning.com

All designs in this Etsy shop are copyright 1996 - 2016, Janet A. Collins. All rights reserved.

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Returns and exchanges
My items are carefully packed for shipping to avoid damage. However, if an item does arrive damaged, please contact me as soon as possible (within 5 days) to arrange for a return. When I receive the returned item, in it's original packaging I will issue the refund or send a replacement, your preference.
Payment
Payments can be made securely through Etsy, with your credit/debit cards and Etsy gift cards. In addition, I accept secure payments through Paypal, or if you prefer you may send a USPS money order. If you choose to send a money order this will delay the shipping of the item until the check has been received.
If you decide to cancel an order, please do so within 24 hours after ordering prior to the item(s) being shipped.
Shipping
All smaller items are shipped USPS Priority Mail, are insured and with delivery confirmation. Please let me know if you need an item shipped overnight or 2 day delivery. This will increase the shipping cost. Larger items may require special shipping, this will be noted in the item description.
Additional policies and FAQs
My pieces are one of a kind, originals. I can reproduce an item which will look like the original but it will be unique because the wood will be different grain. This is the nature of making things by hand, especially turned items such as bowls, platters, and cutting boards.
All utilitarian pieces are finished with a beeswax/oil mixture. I use Howard's Butcher Block Conditioner. This is a non-toxic finish that does need to be renewed to bring back the luster of a piece. A sample bottle will be included with the pieces that have this finish applied.
Non-utilitarian pieces are finished with a hand rubbed tung oil finish. This is also a non-toxic finish which will stay shiny as long as the piece is not scrubbed and cleaned as you would clean the beeswax finished pieces.
The item description will indicate what finish is used and how to maintain the finish.