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Showroom hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10am to 3pm. Closed Sunday through Monday. If you need to discuss a custom made project or are in need of professional furniture restoration, please call ahead at 508-222-7200 to make an appointment with Chris and Steve.
We have formed a partnership with "Furniture Consignment Gallery". Our creative art furniture and accessories are now featured in their showroom in Natick, MA on Rte. 9 and their showroom in Hanover, MA on Rte. 53. Our creative art furniture and accessories will also be featured on their website under the "Stephen C. Staples" category at http://www.furnitureconsignment.com.

Thank you for your continued support of our business after almost 44 years!
Sincerely,
Chris and Steve Staples

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Creative Art Furniture and Stephen Staples love to share what we do.. We've set this blog to allow us to do just that. Hope you Enjoy.

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NEW ENGLANDERS ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR A UNIQUE WAY TO STORE FIREWOOD?

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This past Saturday, while on my way to a deconstruction site, I passed by this firewood storage tree? Not only is this a strange way to store firewood, but how do they think they are going to get the ladder down?  Now they need another ladder to get to the ladder in the tree, never mind their firewood!  ... Continue reading
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Jan
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Here's a blog post of interest. Sometimes it's nice to hear it from someone else for a change!

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Alternative Energy – Alternative Fuels
  Home Alternative Energy Alternative Fuels Autos Old wood is good wood November 30th, 2011 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. 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... Continue reading
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09
Jan
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SCREW EXTRACTION

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A brass screw broken off and left in a trunk lid where once it was one of 5 screws holding firmly one of two hinges, can be quite a daunting task to remove without leaving a large hole in its place. The remainder of the screw head is too short  and too soft to grab with a pair of vice grips and turn to remove from the wood. To remove the screw, slice a slot in the top protruding section with a dremmell cut off wheel. Cut the slot deep enough to snugly fit a screwdriver tip. Keep a firm downward pressure on the screw as you begin to turn. Continue to firmly and slowly turn the screw, being careful not to break the thin edge walls of the screw slot you have created. Carefully turn the screw until it has been removed.  ... Continue reading
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04
Jan
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ANTIQUE STRUCTURAL BEAM CANDLE HOLDERS

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Over the past holiday season, I was inspired with a unique idea for candle holders.  As some of you may know by now, I truly hate to throw anything "old" away or worse into the kindling bin.  So I decided to take some of my various structural beam end-cuts that were not big enough for table legs or most anything else and created wonderful candle holders for the holidays (or for anytime of the year).  First I sanded and finished them, then cut square holes just the right size to insert glass votive candles holder.  They make beautiful and practical centerpieces for the dining table or most anywhere you want to place a candle.  If you're looking for a unique gift this just may be the ticket!     ... Continue reading
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03
Jan
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COFFEE TABLE LEG DESIGNS BY STEPHEN C. STAPLES

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At a client's request, we recently designed a new coffee table leg made from walnut pictured below.  We call it the octagon leg.  It adds a subtle refinement to a reclaimed wood coffee table. We also offer two other designs.  The first one is our old stand-by  hand turned Windsor coffee table leg made from pine pictured below.  Steve designed this leg with his mentor over 30 years ago.  We call it our Windsor style leg because of the up-sweep at the bottom of the leg, which goes well with authentic Windsor chairs.  He also turns a longer version of this Windsor style leg for our dining tables. Below is a more massive version of the Windsor style leg pictured above. ... Continue reading
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29
Dec
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TREASURES FROM FALLEN TREES

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The Plum Tree Lamp As a result of some of this year's storm damage, many folks lost their favorite trees.  One of our clients brought in a couple sections of two different trees lost in their yard, one a plum tree and the other a dogwood tree.  She asked if I could make a bowl from each of the tree sections. Due to the damage, the plum tree came apart in two sections.  There really wasn't enough wood to turn a bowl.  However, after a good sanding to remove all the sharp bark and a coat of epoxy, I was able to drill a hole through the center of one half and create a stunning rustic lamp! Shown above is half of the plum tree section.  I had to remove the lichens when sanding the roughness off the bark.  The finished lamp base I was looking for was to be less... Continue reading
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06
Dec
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BIG CHERRY BURL IN WESTBORO, MA

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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... Continue reading
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13
Oct
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A product shot of one of our end tables. With pegged motise and tenon joinery.

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

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASELocal 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... Continue reading
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