RialtoTheaterDuskLitMarqueeAnywhere you go in the Northern Forest, you can find an automated wood heat installation. This wasn’t true when we started our wood heat program in 2011, when you might have to travel a few hours to see a wood pellet boiler. But we’ve now provided incentives or technical assistance (such as grantwriting) for over 150 projects throughout the region, serving buildings of many shapes and sizes: homes, churches, small businesses, schools, towns halls and garages. We estimate that these projects have generated over $2.6 million in local economic benefits – money staying in the region and supporting the local forest economy – and cut greenhouse gas emissions by over 3,100 tons. 
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We’re always happy to talk to folks in the Northern Forest about automated wood heat and to suggest installations near them if they want to see this type of heating system for themselves. Learn more on our website or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The Northern Forest Center has supported the installation of almost a dozen pellet boilers in all four states of the Northern Forest this year. Automated wood heat efficiently uses local and regional wood pellets that are delivered right to your house or building in convenient bulk delivery.

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Local, Renewable Wood Products

From New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine

Northern Forest woodworkers leverage the region’s natural resources to create beautiful, useful, fun and durable products. Each business listed here demonstrates quality craftsmanship and devotion to this region’s economy.

Below you will find an array of high quality products that confirm the region’s high quality standards for their wood products.
 

Furniture:

Tables, Chairs, Desks, Dressers, Sideboards, Beds, Chests, Cabinets, etc

 

Vermont farm table: Burlington, VT www.vermontfarmtable.com 

Shackleton-Thomas: Bridgewater, VT www.shackletonthomas.com

Vermont Folk Rocker: Starksboro, VT www.vermontfolkrocker.com 

Clearlake Furniture: Ludlow, VT www.clearlakefurniture.com 

Vermont Wood Studios: Vernon, VT www.vermontwoodsstudios.com 

Pompanoosuc Mills: Hanover, NH www.pompy.com 

John Gillis Cabinetry: Tupper Lake, NY  www.adirondackcabinetmaker.com 

Hale Bookcases Direct: Frankfort, NY www.halebookcasesdirect.com 

Telescope Casual Directors Chairs: Granville, NY www.telescopecasual.com/collection/WF 

Manchester Wood: Granville, NY www.manchesterwood.com 

Thos. Moser Cabinetmaker:  Auburn, ME www.thosmoser.com

Skowhegan Wooden Rule: Skowhegan, ME www.skowheganwoodenrule.com

 

Home Décor:

Coasters, Picture & Art Frames, Ornaments, Bread Boxes, Spice Racks, Wine Racks, Pot Racks, Lazy Susans, Baskets, Carved Artwork, Rocking Chairs, etc.

 

Timeless Frames: Watertown, NY www.timelessframes.com 

Maple Landmark Woodcraft: Middleburry, VT www.maplelandmark.com 

Peterboro Basket Co.: Peterborough, NH www.peterborobasket.com 

 

Kitchen & Cooking:

Utensils, Cutting Boards, Salt & Pepper Mills, Serving Bowls, Rolling Pins, Wine Stoppers, Knife Blocks, Travel Mugs, Planks, etc.

 

Vermont Butcher Block and Board: Williston, VT www.vermontbutcherblock.com

JK Adams: Dorset, VT www.jkadams.com 

•WildWood Vermont: Hinesburg, VT  www.wildwoodvermont.com

Andrew Pearce Bowls: Hartland, VT  www.andrewpearcebowls.com 

Fletchers' Mill: New Vineyard, ME www.fletchersmill.com 

New Hampshire Bowl and Board: Webster, NH www.newhampshirebowlandboard.com 

Mystic Woodworks: Warren, ME www.mysticwoodworks.com/shop 

Maine Grilling Woods: Searsmont, ME www.mainegrillingwoods.com

 

Recreation:

Canoes & Kayaks, Paddles, Balance Boards, etc.

 

Vew-Do Balance Boards: Manchester Center, VT www.vewdo.com 

Hornbeck Boats: Olmstedville, NY www.hornbeckboats.com 

Mitchell Paddles: Canaan, NH www.mitchellpaddles.com 

Pride Manufacturing: Burnham, ME  www.pridemfg.com 

 

Learn more about The Northern Forest Center's Wood Product Innovation Program here.

Maine Made Furniture Chairs

The Northern Forest Center will support Maine Made Furniture’s effort to develop a comprehensive brand strategy for the high-quality furniture manufacturer in Wilton, ME. Maine Made Furniture employs 10 people in advanced wood products manufacturing, and tries to source their wood within the Northern Forest where possible. The Center worked with Maine Made Furniture to layout their plant for efficiency and reduce waste on a previous project. The company has focused on the foundation of lean operations, and is now ready to focus their energy on effective marketing to boost sales. Maine Made Furniture will leverage the Center’s $15,000 contribution towards the total cost of the project. Read more on our Wood Products Innovation program.