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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Creative Art Furniture Turns 38 this year! Celebrates with This Old House Filming!

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Local company celebrates 38 years in business and will be featured on THIS OLD HOUSE this fall.  Filming with Norm Abram and Steve Staples will take place on Friday, October 14th in Plainville.


Plainville, MA - Staples Cabinet Makers opened their doors in Norton, MA on October 17, 1973 offering a stripping and refinishing furniture service, specializing in antique furniture restoration.  Christine and Stephen Staples, Attleboro High School sweethearts, took their hobby and created a business.  If you ask them how they managed to stay in business all these years, they would say “hard work ethic, quality craftsmanship and a labor of love”.

Today the Staples produce eclectic unique, timeless, environmentally-friendly furniture art crafted from 200 and 300 year-old reclaimed wood.  Stephen, master craftsman and furniture designer, has spent nearly four decades studying his medium, refining and perfecting his finishes, and mastering his craft.  Stephen and his craftsmen produce some of the most unique and sought-after furniture art in the country.

Staples finds inspiration in old growth lumber that he turns into handcrafted furniture.  Staples’ reclaimed wood originates from razed barns, mills and homes primarily throughout New England.  Virgin old growth lumber is the finest wood available to craftsmen and artisans—the wood is dense, heavy, strong and beautifully patinaed.  Staples breathes new life into each magnificent reclaimed board through its transformation into his one-of-a-kind tables and creative art furniture.

The wood that Staples reclaims offers not only incomparable beauty, but each board holds its own story having survived the rigors of time.  The heirloom quality furniture that Staples creates adds a lasting legacy to this historic wood.  Each of his creations is branded, paper labeled, signed and dated by Stephen and then he adds his unique pinwheel signet mark on the surface, like an artist signs his/her painting.

Stephen and his crew will be filmed with Norm Abram, THIS OLD HOUSE celebrity, on Friday, October 14, while building a unique trestle table for the homeowners of a historic home in Bedford, MA.

Staples’ shop and showroom gallery in downtown Plainville is open to the public

Tuesday through Saturday from 11 - 5.

Christine Staples
23 West Bacon St.  Plainville, Ma  02762

Phone:  508-695-1155  Fax:  508-809-6273

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Staples Cabinet Makers has been recognized by these fine media outlets.  Complete articles and videos can be viewed on the website:

News and Magazines:

Audubon Magazine“Knock on Wood” Staples Cabinet Makers is one of the companies referred to in the article that is helping to save our environment by "building green".

Boston Business Journal features us on being part of the "green movement".

Boston Sunday Globe's Boston Globe Magazine. We have a 4 page article in this edition of the Boston Globe Magazine.

The Boston HeraldHow Staples Cabinet Makers is creating furniture out of a maple tree downed on Ted Williams’ former baseball camp known as “Splendid Splinters”

The Country Gazette“Finding new life in old wood”  All about us!  Front Page! Custom

Woodworking Journal: “Preserving the beauty of time: A Massachusetts woodworker and his crew of craftsmen make modern heirlooms using yesteryear’s materials”

Eco-structure: A farm table made from a cherry tree felled in a 1938 hurricane featured in this article.

New England Home does an article on the staff's favorite finds for the home. Staples Cabinet Makers' hand turned bowls are featured.

Time Magazine Regarding the up and coming craze for Reclaimed material furniture.

Wall Street Journal in an article titled “Found-Object Furniture Gets Fancy”.


Television and Radio:


Robi on the Road - Staples Cabinet Makers is featured on the UPN38 Morning Show

Renovation Nation -

This Old House will be filming with Staples October, 2011.  We'll have that video for you soon... 



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