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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 info@creativeartfurniture.com

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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Old wood is good wood

If you want to get some new furniture for your living room or kitchen and want some nice wooden pieces, then don’t just nip down to your local furniture store.

Old Wood
Photo: dutchb0y

We all know that the world’s forests have been depleted at an astonishing rate.  Currently one third of the planet’s land area is covered with forest – nearly 4 billlion hectares.  But since agriculture began 11,000 years ago, the natural forests have been reduced by 40 per cent.  Three quarters of this loss took place during the last two centuries, in order to clear land for farming and because of the demand for wood.

For the planet to function properly, we need forests. They stabilise soils and regulate the water cycle.  Trees absorb and store carbon dioxide, and forests provide habitation for flora, fauna and wildlife.

During the 1990s, 8.9 million hectares of forest were lost every year.  There is now extensive effort being made in reforestation (replanting of trees) but the planet still loses forests equivalent to the size of Panama every year.

So, although much furniture is now manufactured with wood taken from renewable sources, where for every tree felled another two are planted, it is still a greener choice to buy furniture made from reclaimed wood.

Reclaimed wood is old wood – that has already been used for floor boarding or joists in old houses, for example.   Planed, sanded and re-varnished it can be used again to make any kind of wooden furniture.  Pieces made from reclaimed wood have a different depth of tone and colour to those made from new wood, and are generally far more attractive.

Of course, not every item of furniture can be produced with reclaimed wood, it wouldn’t be a practical option. The frames on sofas, for example, are usually made from new wood. And reclaimed wood pieces are generally more expensive. But if you have the choice, and wish to make a contribution in favour of the planet, spend a little more on your coffee table or dining table, and enjoy the beauty of reclaimed wood.

 

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