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Custom Dresser

Quartersawn oak with butterfly dovetail inlay.

The Mission style dresser has an oriental feel to match a bed that these clients had made for themselves. It is Cherry with Rosewood drawer pulls, 20" d x 63" l x 33" h. $3750.00


Arts and Crafts Bird's-eye Maple Cabinet

This Greene & Greene inspired piece is made of Bird's-eye Maple with the "dancing peg" joinery in Walnut. This cabinet has hand carved "folded ribbon" handles on the doors and drawers. There is one glass shelf in the top portion. It is 70" high x 38 1/2" wide x 21" deep. $4,950.00.



This is a vestibule I built for the Dominican Church of St. Vincent Ferrer on 66th St. and Lexington Avenue in New York City. The moldings are hand-carved to match patterns found in the church.It is made in quartersawn oak. We made it in Vermont, disassembled it and installed it in New York.






William Laberge

Modern furniture inspired by early American traditions.
Commissions welcomed.

Commissions welcomed.

5145 Route 30
Dorset VT 05251

William Laberge spent his childhood in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. He received a B.A. in Mass Communications from the University of Vermont in 1982, then moved on to New York city to pursue a career in fillmmaking. After the fast pace of working on feature films for five years, and wanting to return to more traditional values and a more tangible existence, he moved back to Vermont to raise a family.

William makes furniture and accessories in the Arts-and-Crafts and Shaker traditions, colonial reproductions, and custom designs. He learned the craft by spending several years as an apprentice under a master cabinetmaker. He then set up his own workshop in 1990. He has exhibited at the Stratton Arts Festival as well as Southern Vermont Art Center, the Helen Day Art Center, the Brattleboro Museum, The Design Showcase in Madison, CT, and Vermont State Craft Centers at Frog Hollow in Manchester, Middlebury and Burlington and the Hawthorne Gallery in Woodstock, NY.

He was commissioned by the Equinox Hotel to hand craft furniture in the Arts-and-Crafts style for the Green Mountain Suite and several of his pieces of furniture reside at Yale University. He made an ornament for the White House Christmas tree and has recently built a Vestibule for the Dominican Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, in New York City. "I believe furniture ought to be made to last for generations. We must live with it, therefore it must be designed and constructed so that over the years it becomes a part of the family. After a long day, when we sit on or next to a piece, we should relax as if we're with an old friend. "With that in mind, my pieces are almost exclusively solid hardwood, constructed with classic mortise and tenon joinery and designed to account for expansion and contraction as the piece lives and breathes. Each piece of wood is chosen and placed to create a quality piece of furniture with subtle sophistication. There is something comforting about a piece which has strength and which we know will outlast us all."




Vermont Guild of Furnituremakers
c/o Vermont Web Marketing
52 S. Windmill Hill Rd.
Putney, VT 05346



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