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Our shop and showroom at 20 John Williams Street in Attleboro, MA, closed on January 1, 2020. We will NO LONGER be building custom furniture going forward. Thank you all for supporting our business for the past 46+ years! It has been a joy restoring your antique furniture and creating art furniture from reclaimed antique materials for you and your families. We hope that our life’s work of restoring, salvaging, reclaiming, recreating and creating has brought a smile to you, your families and future generations.
We have stored many boxes and shelves full of antique treasures of all kinds, most of which was purchased in the 1970’s and 1980’s when we were located in Norton, MA. We now have time to unpack those treasures and opened an eBay store in February 2020 called “Pinnacle Pickers”, with an average of 650+ antique pieces for sale! Check it out at http://www.ebay.com/str/pinnaclepickers.
 
We are posting daily so you just might find a unique antique item for gift giving or to add to your collection! If you or someone you know has antique items they want to sell, please contact Steve via email. Steve is interested in small antique hand tools, furniture hardware (drawer pulls, hinges etc.), barn hardware (strap hinges, barn door rolling hardware), early paper items, photos, Vintage items, etc. It is very helpful if you could email pictures of what you have to sell and Steve will get back to you as soon as he can. We are no longer buying furniture.
The best way to contact us is email at info@creativeartfurniture.com We wish you all good health and joy every day of your lives.
Sincerely,
Chris and Steve Staples

CREATING TREE SPIRITS

Here are some new additions to my creative art portfolio!

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I will try to take you through how I create one of my tree spirits.  It starts with a trip to a local stump dump.

On this day I did not expect to bring home a stump.  It was suppose to be more of a scouting trip.  When I found this particular stump, I had to have it and wasn't sure that the stump pile wouldn't be sent through a giant grinder by the time I returned.  Luckily when I go on hikes I always have a rope tied around my waist.

I was able to turn the stump into a backpack with my rope, leaving my hands free to carry other choice pieces of wood.

It was a long walk and I was glad to get home.  However my new stump was worth the carry.

Next the dirt and gravel must be washed out of the root mass.

After the tree root is cleaned, I choose one where, hopefully with the aid of the roots characteristics, the structure of a face is evident.

Next I lay out my chisels for easy access.

The spirit face is sketched onto the log.

A basic outline is chiseled out.

Chiseling continues as a face takes shape.

Oops!!!

At this point a dye grinder lends a hand and then the face outline is sketched again.

A very sharp detail knife helps out with the eye.

It's time to stand the spirit up and call Chris in for a critique.

As night fall begins to close in, it also starts to get cold.

Finally I add a little color and finish.

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