This page is intended to be a resource for finding trustworthy, local businesses and organizations whose interests match my own as well as providing insight into what I like to think of as 'The right things.'
This is a side project of mine that I've been developing for quite some time. Each Paddle Lamp is entirely handmade by me with traditional woodworking tools and techniques. The hours of attention paid to design, wood selection, and craftsmanship result in a one of a kind sculpture. Each Paddle Lamp is made entirely, from start to finish, in New Hampshire. A unique creation that will be the envy of all your friends. These make great gifts. www.paddlelamp.com
An Artistic Arborist - Jon Hartland
Jon Hartland is unquestionably the most knowledgeable person I have ever met concerning trees, shrubs, and other local flora. He is an International Society of Arboriculture certified arborist from Bethel, Vermont. His work extends throughout the Upper Valley in both New Hampshire and Vermont and he will travel further for certain jobs. Jon Holds degrees in Natural Resource Management and Horticulture and Soil Science from Sterling College and the University of Vermont, respectively. He is friendly, professional, and a veritable expert in anything with leaves. Contact Jon at (802) 234-5176.
Michael Goodrich Custom Builder LLC
Michael Goodrich is a native Vermonter with a B.A. in Studio Art and Architecture from the University of Vermont. He formed Michael Goodrich Custom Builder LLC in 1988 in Norwich, Vermont and has been providing clients in the Upper Valley with quality design, building, and fine woodworking services for almost 25 years, Michael's education in Studio Art and Architecture served as a platform to develop a business melding his early fascination with everything wood and his appreciation for classic New England design.When he's not on the job site, you might see him on the baseball fields coaching Little League, or on the slopes volunteering with the Ford Sayre ski program. Visit michaelgoodrich.net.
This is the biggest and best stocked lumber yard of which I'm aware. They have a plentiful selection of both domestic and exotic woods and the friendly staff makes any visit a good experience. Keep an eye out for the end of the year shorts sale, and if you've got the motivation and sharp planer blades, check the distressed/cull bin for diamonds in the rough. www.highlandhardwoods.com
E.C. Brown's Nursery
Take a drive and make the trip to Thetford to visit these guys. It's best selection of evergreens and hardwoods, including fruiting trees and ornamentals in the Upper Valley. They have a wide variety of bushes, vines, and shrubs, and the knowledge to tell you honestly what will and will not work in your zone. Staff is friendly and informative, never intrusive or abrasive. Always a positive experience. www.ecbrownsnursery.com