The showroom at 20 John Williams Street, Attleboro, MA has been closed.  We will no longer have a retail showroom since we have semi-retired.  We will, however, continue to build custom pieces of "creative art furniture" from our home workshop.  The best way to contact us is email at

To view pieces of furniture we have made in the past, please peruse through and enjoy the video below by clicking on the red and white arrow
To learn how master craftsman & furniture designer, Stephen C. Staples builds his farm tables, click on FARM TABLE BUYING GUIDE below to read his 10 page article with color photos.   
Be sure to scroll down on the home page a little bit and click on the very short video of Stephen putting his famous signet mark on top of a farm table. 
The article below called CREATIVE ART FURNITURE AND WABI SABI tells Chris' and Steve's story of their lifelong love of antique historic things of all kinds and how they present the time worn surfaces in everything they have created over the past 46+ years.

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Last week I took a short trip to Westboro, Massachusetts to pick up a burl, a big cherry wood burl!  I was told of this enormous cherry wood burl by a client who manages an apartment complex. She had some tree work done after the recent storms and when it came to the burl, she told the men to leave it where it stood. I brought my brand new Stihl 362 chain saw, some wedges, sledge and ramps so I could push the burl up and into my truck. I’m sorry I did not bring along a peeve to move the burl about and an extra pair of strong hands!



After examining the burl for some time in order to decide where best to make my cuts, I cut the burl straight down the middle along a seam line. Then I cut each half of the burl off the stump. At this point I still could not manage to move the burl chunks. Next I cut away as much of the cherry tree that the burl surrounded to lighten the weight. Still unable to move them, I reluctantly decided to cut each of them in half a second time.


Although having bad knees, the woman that offered the burl to me, put her work gloves on and helped me roll each quarter of the burl up the ramps and into my truck.  The best choice would have been to bring the burl home in as large a piece as I could if it were a possibility. Having it here now affords me the ability to carefully examine the wood to determine the best cuts to make in order to get the best bowl blanks.


My next trip will be to Duxbury, Massachusetts where there is another monster burl waiting for me.Fortunately this opportunity will afford me the use of a sawmill and another strong pair of hands to move the monster around and ultimately load into the truck.



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