Furniture that lasts for generations.
“Our promise to our customers is to build furniture with the best materials and workmanship available today; furniture that will be handed down for future generations to use daily and to enjoy its enduring beauty for years to come.”
A Brief History
With a vision to create a family owned and operated enterprise, Copeland set out in the early 1970s to make wood products from natural hardwoods. Initially, the company made cider presses for home and small-scale orchard use. From there, designs evolved into butcher-block kitchen furniture and Adirondack-style porch furniture, items that were functional and affordable for baby-boomers as they furnished their first homes.
During many periods of growth, Copeland has changed from a one-man operation in an old garage in East Corinth, Vermont, to a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located on the banks of the Connecticut River in Bradford, Vermont. Using a combination of leading-edge computer technology and traditional craftsman technique, Copeland has created an enterprise that is embedded in its local community, a place that provides a fulfilling work environment for the men and women who work there every day.
Preservation and stewardship are values that run deep in Vermont. Copeland takes pride in the quality of the environment and the natural beauty that surrounds us. Here are some of the ways that Copeland’s environmental values are reflected in each piece of furniture that they make:
- Sustainably harvested hardwoods from the American northern forest
- Silver Exemplary Membership Status by Sustainable Furnishings Council
- Recipient of the Sage Award for environmental excellence
- Standard finish is GREENGUARD Certified
Beauty of Hardwoods
Natural hardwoods have specific characteristics that make them warm and appealing to the eye. Swirls, knots and burls are some characteristics that contribute to the natural beauty of finely crafted hardwood furniture. Hardwoods oxidize, or change color, from exposure to direct light. The color of the wood will deepen over time and take on a warm glow and soft patina.
Care of Your Furniture
Copeland Furniture makes furniture in the hope that it will be used and cherished by generations to come, so they have created a clear finish that is silky, smooth to the touch and still tough enough to stand up to the wear and tear of daily family activities. To preserve the beauty of the finish, simply clean the surface of the furniture with a soft damp cloth and then dry it thoroughly. Care over the years to come will not require oil, polishes, or cleaners.