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Our lease has been extended for several months longer in Attleboro.  The sale of the building is taking more time than expected. 
The showroom at 20 John Williams Street is open Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm.  The workshop and office have been moved to our home.  Steve is still building custom furniture from reclaimed materials and antique furniture restoration.  He is available Saturdays to discuss customs projects. 

Steve has been a hoarder of very old salvaged materials for a long time and he has more than he could every use.  We have been selling this collection for the past 20 months!  We still have a huge variety of really good antique and vintage materials such as wood, beams, metal bases, carts, hand tools, hardware, doors, windows, etc.  There is no junk here!  Great stuff for do-it-yourselfers, antique dealers, hand crafters, sign makers and home makers.   

We are also selling Steve's "creative art furniture" in Attleboro such as farm tables, end tables, kitchen islands, coffee tables, etc.  Stop in often to see what's available.  The best way to contact us is info@creativeartfurniture.com.

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Feb

A RARE FIND

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A Unique Barn Find!!!!!  Hand Forged 18th Century Strap Hinges!

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During  a barn clean out, I looked up at the loft from below and saw the curled piece of iron in the photo to the right of the pipe.

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I was pretty sure of what I was looking at so I climbed up into the loft.  Mingled in with the lumber was the other end of the curled iron that was visible from below.

 

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I pulled out 4 early 42" long strap hinges!

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They were beauties and all hand hammered with exquisite hammered flame finials.

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I took them home and immediately cleaned them up revealing their true character.

In this photo you can see the fold where the blacksmith forged welded with his hammer as he folded the strap over to create the pintel hole creating a fusion of the two sections.

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Here is another shot of the pintel hole.

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These hinges were such an art-form that I took a bunch of pictures.  Here are a few:

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