Applewoods Studio & Gallery

Our Story

1976 - Present

David and Michelle Holzapfel established their Marlboro studio and gallery, Applewoods Studios, in 1976 on VT Route 9 in the southern Green Mountains. They specialize in Vermont’s spalted and burled hardwoods to make one-of-a-kind, handmade/ handcarved furniture and vessels. Their work has been acquired by museums, businesses and homeowners throughout North America.


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“I respond to the dynamic grain patterns of native hardwood burls. My forms are rendered as vessels. Their function is to project their  personalities into the viewer’s space.” 


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“Burls, branches, hollow logs, and natural-edged boards... the challenge is to make sense of them within  the parameters of   functional furniture:   material-based design.”



Our Work Process