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Our shop and showroom at 20 John Williams Street in Attleboro, MA, closed on January 1, 2020.  We have now retired and will be building custom furniture on a limited basis.  Thank you all for supporting our business for the past 46+ years!  It has been a joy restoring your antique furniture and creating art furniture from reclaimed antique materials for you and your families.  We hope that our life’s work of restoring, salvaging, reclaiming, recreating and creating has brought a smile to you, your families and future generations.

As some of you may know, I have stored many boxes and shelves full of antique treasures of all kinds, most of which was purchased in the 1970’s and 1980’s when we were located in Norton, MA.  I finally have time to unpack those treasures and started an eBay store in February of this year called “Pinnacle Pickers”.  You can check it out at http://www.ebay.com/str/pinnaclepickers.  We are posting daily so you just might find a unique antique item for gift giving or to add to your collection!   

The best way to contact us is email at info@creativeartfurniture.com  We wish you all good health and joy every day of your lives.

Sincerely,

Chris and Steve Staples

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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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