Cabin Fever

The winter of 2018 blows through the Mount Washington valley in Northern New Hampshire, leaving in its wake dazzling snow, treacherous ice and crystalline trees.  For at least another six weeks, the people of Cherry Pond Fine Furniture hunker down facing the unexpected twists and turns of a North Country winter. Inside the shop it’s…

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Winter

Winter settled in at Cherry Pond Fine Furniture located in the heart of the very White Mountains in Northern New Hampshire with sub-zero temperatures, snow, ice, dark mornings and dark afternoons. I love the word “settled”. Meteorologists use it often to describe the arctic air masses that descend from Canada: “an arctic high has settled…

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In Love

I am in love with my dresser.      Now, right off the bat that’s going to sound a little weird, but it isn’t, really. Be assured that this relationship is purely platonic and one of great admiration. It’s pretty clear that great dressers don’t have the capacity to engage in any nonsense. Rather they stand…

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The Original Social Media by The Wood Blogger

Up to this point, as an active octogenarian, I have studiously avoided social media thinking all these outlets were poor substitutes for the cocktail parties popular in my parents’ day.   I was a frequent guest at these even when young because my parents were responsible enough not to leave me on my own but…

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Quality Custom Furniture Without the Headache

  Locating craftsmen to build custom, handcrafted, heirloom quality fine furniture for a decent price is a stretch on a good day.  At Cherry Pond Fine Furniture, nestled in the heart of the White Mountains in Northern New Hampshire, we do it every day.Peter, our President, is kept busy figuring quotes for a multitude of…

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The Wood Blogger

My present for Christmas, nine days before my eleventh birthday, was a Sears Roebuck  lathe, a few basic turning tools and a box full of wood chunks. My dad and I had already built a work bench in the cellar so we set up the lathe and, after extensive orientation, I was on my own.…

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Autumn at Cherry Pond Fine Furniture

Autumn has descended on Cherry Pond Fine Furniture.  One night, while we were all in a deep sleep, a long wind rushed in and painted everything, from the lowliest shrub to the most majestic maple, a riot of brilliant reds, neon oranges, lemon yellow, burnt umber, lime green, chartreuse, gold, and vermillion.  I want to…

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New Beginnings

From the desk of Peter Guest Jr., President of Cherry Pond Fine Furniture.      I want to tell you who we are and what we do. A little background : my family has been in the woodworking business for six generations. My father, Peter Guest Sr., and his father, moved their millwork co. from Norwalk,…

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