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Made in New England

By Sarah Pinneo
June 27, 2010

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If you’re looking to buy local, here are a few resources to help you get started.

Stone and Tile

New England’s geology provides several stone options: Marble comes in white and dark green. Slate is available in green or plum. New Hampshire granite has a salt-and-pepper appearance.

White Danby marble is from Vermont Quarries, Danby, Vermont, vermontquarries.com. It’s available from Marble and Granite Inc., 270 University Avenue, Westwood, 781-407-9560, marbleandgranite.com.

Vermont unfading green or purple slate is sold by Shaker Hill Granite Co., 17 Granite Place, Enfield, New Hampshire, 603-632-9800, shakerhillgranite.com.

Ceramic tile is handmade in Keene, New Hampshire, by Trikeenan Tileworks, trikeenan.com. You can find it at DiscoverTile, One Design Center Place, Suite 647, Boston, 617-330-7900, discovertile.com.

Timber and Wood Flooring

To find local materials, start with vendors certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Even the largest lumberyard chains now sell FSC-certified wood. For help finding a store near you, see fscus.org.

For finishing that beautiful northeastern wood: PolyWhey Natural Floor Finish by Vermont Natural Coatings, vermontnaturalcoatings.com. Available at New England Building Supply, 174 Hampden Street, Boston, 617-445-5900.

Cabot Stains are manufactured in Newburyport and are widely sold in Boston-area paint and hardware stores; cabotstain.com.

Furniture

Tables, chairs, entertainment centers, cupboards, and more made from reclaimed wood are created and sold by:

The Uncommon Home, 42 North Main Street, White River Junction, Vermont, 802-295-9404

Creative Art Furniture by Staples Cabinet Makers, 23 West Bacon Street, Plainville, 508-695-1155, creativeartfurniture.com

Lighting

Lighting fixtures made in Vermont by Hubbardton Forge, vtforge.com, are for sale at Neena’s Lighting, 380 Boylston Street, Boston, 617-859-1700, and other locations; neenaslighting.com.