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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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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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Feb
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This is a close up shot of one of our small tables showing pegged construction.

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@creativeartfurniture This is a close up shot of one of our small tables showing pegged construction. 5  1 #remembering, #breathtaking, #designporn, #reuse, #reclaimed, #woodwork, #recycling, #benchmark, #noticeme, #interiordecorator, #designideas, #redesign, #inhome, #work, #salvaged, #decorator, #morticeandtenon, #decor, #instafollow, #interiordesigner, #interiordesign, #custom, #eco, #decorate, #designing, #eclectic, #pegged, #maker, #reclaim, »WEBSTA Original link... Continue reading
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Jan
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TREE SLAB COFFEE TABLE

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Several months ago a lady brought me a slab cut from a very old white cedar tree.  She knew a man with a sawmill and he gave it to her about 35 years ago.  She had it stored in her barn all this time and intended to have something made with it.  She recently sold her home and while cleaning out the barn she was reacquainted with the old slab.  She said, "When I saw it, I knew exactly where to take it!"  She was right! It seems like the late George Nakashima, who was a renowned furniture maker, famous for his slab tables, was right on his table base designs.  This white cedar slab deserved one of Nakashima's base designs.  We made the base from a walnut slab, the favorite wood choice of George Nakashima. The shape of the top is fantastic! The shapes within the grain are beautiful!  This... Continue reading
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Jan
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SALVAGE RIGHTS ON CIRCA 1850 HOUSE AND BARN!

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We have the salvage rights to a nearby house and barn circa 1850. The new owners bought the house for the property.  A wonderful corner lot with great early morning sunshine, which has always been something I love.  They told me that one family that was raised in the house had 10 kids.  You can see in the photo to the left of the chimney and left of the window, I have torn off some siding to reveal beautiful wide oak sheathing. The barn doors were mounted on a rail and roller system that is dated 1901.  I have removed lots of barn doors with rollers and bars, this one had more detailed than the average.  We removed them and put them in a box before I was able to photograph them. After we pulled the floor and the sub flooring, we found wonderful chestnut floor joists.  You can see the... Continue reading
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Jan
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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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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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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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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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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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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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