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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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Nov
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See more unique pieces that you can turn into great HOLIDAY GIFTS!

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  Pictured above is a ladies small to medium hand stitched fringe jacket that Steve acquired almost 40 years ago during his avid antique dealing days.  It was probably made in the early 1900's. Great Condition!  ~  $95  See more pictures by clicking on link below:http://creativeartfurniture.com/for-sale/vintage-barn-finds/unique-finds/931/a192-ladies-buckskin-tassel-jacket-95-detail    Steve's "STUFF" is coming into the showroom daily and it seems there is no end in sight!  There is a multitude of beautiful old doors from various early homesteads that are great for cupboards or to make into a headboard for a bed.  Barn doors can be resized for that barn slider you've been dreaming about.  We have wood for small projects too.  Decorative antique baskets, pottery, crocks, lighting, tools, etc. for the antique lover in the family.  There is a set of 2 arm and 6 side R.H. Lemieur Windsor chairs for sale that are in good shape.  Fireplace andirons, cast iron... Continue reading
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Steve's STUFF is coming in daily! Great for the DIY hobbyist!

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Steve's "STUFF" is coming into the showroom daily and it seems there is no end in sight!  There is a multitude of beautiful old doors from various early homesteads that are great for cupboards or to make into a headboard for a bed.  There are barn doors and old wood .  We have decorative antique baskets, pottery, crocks, lighting, tools, etc.  There is a set of 2 arm and 6 side R.H. Lemieur Windsor chairs for sale that are in good shape.  Fireplace andirons, cast iron floor grates (large and small), architectural salvage, graphotype machine, rustic fireplace mantel beams, factory machine bases and so much more. . .  We therefore have decided to take several pictures of the showroom to help give you an idea of what is currently available.  Don't wait!  First come, first served!  If you are in need of a dining table for the holidays, stop in... Continue reading
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Oct
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Are you having a big crowd for Thanksgiving? We have a beautiful' table that seats 10 and several other sizes too!

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DT-97 Farm Table This gorgeous farm table top is made from cypress wood.  It was originally one of the cafeteria tables tops at Woods Hole on Cape Cod.  It measures 9' 11 3/4" long x 35 3/8" deep x 30 1/2" high.  It will seat 10 comfortably.  Price is $3495 We have 5 more tables available too!  (See pics of 2 tables below)        We still have some Warren Chairworks floor sample chairs available at wholesale prices.  If you need to add to your set of Warren Chairs, give us a call at 508-222-7200 to see if we have what you're looking for!     Below check out a few of our latest CREATIONS! DT-95 Tiger Maple Top with 3 Walnut Bowtie Patches on Pipe Base. 72 1/4" long x 40 1/2" deep x 30 1/4" high x 1" thick tiger maple top DT-95 Tiger Maple Table -... Continue reading
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Berger Johnson...... the man who taught me my craft, gone now for over 20 years,here we discuss the restoration or a tall hutch.

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Found the top of this metal cabinet in a barn, made the base with floor grates in the doors. Photo taken in clients home on Cape Cod Ma.

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When it came time for a stretcher on this ash table, I chose an old whiffetree. A pivoted swinging crossbar to which the harness of a draft animal is attached.

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Mar
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When buildings are razed we run to salvage what we can before they are crushed and put into a dumpster.

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Mar
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A GREAT DOOR!

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I pulled a great door out of a house demolition recently.  The paint on this door has the look I study and replicate on the furniture I build.  It has a beautiful black green textured surface that invites the passer by in to look closer.  With closer inspection, I noticed the front of the door was a metal sheet, similar to a safe door.  Turns out it came off the bottom half of a beehive oven.  It measures 15 1/2" wide x 28" high.  Perhaps you may have a use for it "as is" or we could use it for a cupboard door.  It has its original pintles and latch.  If interested, let us know.  ... Continue reading
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Mar
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The bowl was always there in the tree, I just took away everything that was not the bowl..

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Feb
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How to turn a hole into a knot !!!!!! I collect the sticks and let them dry. If you liked this don't miss what's coming next! Follow me....Please...

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Found this base in an old factory in Attleboro Ma. I put a salvaged antique pine top on it with prominent circular saw marks .The top measures 16" round and 29 1/2" high. Follow us for great content.

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This is a pole barn I built totally from reclaimed material, except for the asphalt shingles. The corner posts are telephone poles,

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Jan
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A bowl I turned sitting on my lathe made a cool photo opp.

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Historic Timber Frame Barn Falls Prey To Powder Post Beetles

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RECLAIMING - RECYCLING - RE-PURPOSING - REUSING

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THE GREEN MOVEMENT IS ALIVE AND WELL AT CREATIVE ART FURNITURE BY STEPHEN C. STAPLES     For nearly 39 years, Stephen C. Staples, co-owner of Staples Cabinet Makers Inc. has been serving the public in some form of the GREEN MOVEMENT, long before it became a recent buzzword. Reclamation expert, designer and furniture maker, Stephen C. Staples is digging deep to find new ways of re-purposing cast off materials at building job sites. Staples, designs and builds furniture and art works using lumber and architectural fragments salvaged from deconstructed sites of early New England homes, barns and factories. He is currently acting general contractor in the construction of his own Arts and Crafts home in Massachusetts. He has found a new source for material because he just couldn’t allow the cut off pieces of LVL beams to be thrown into the dumpster!     LVL (Laminated Veneered Lumber) is an engineered wood product using multiple layers of... Continue reading
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Feb
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A RARE FIND

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A Unique Barn Find!!!!!  Hand Forged 18th Century Strap Hinges!     During  a barn clean out, I looked up at the loft from below and saw the curled piece of iron in the photo to the right of the pipe.   I was pretty sure of what I was looking at so I climbed up into the loft.  Mingled in with the lumber was the other end of the curled iron that was visible from below.   I pulled out 4 early 42" long strap hinges! They were beauties and all hand hammered with exquisite hammered flame finials. I took them home and immediately cleaned them up revealing their true character. In this photo you can see the fold where the blacksmith forged welded with his hammer as he folded the strap over to create the pintel hole creating a fusion of the two sections. Here is another shot of... Continue reading
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Feb
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CREATING TREE SPIRITS

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Here are some new additions to my creative art portfolio! SOLD SOLD AVAILABLE! AVAILABLE! I will try to take you through how I create one of my tree spirits.  It starts with a trip to a local stump dump. On this day I did not expect to bring home a stump.  It was suppose to be more of a scouting trip.  When I found this particular stump, I had to have it and wasn't sure that the stump pile wouldn't be sent through a giant grinder by the time I returned.  Luckily when I go on hikes I always have a rope tied around my waist. I was able to turn the stump into a backpack with my rope, leaving my hands free to carry other choice pieces of wood. It was a long walk and I was glad to get home.  However my new stump was worth the carry. Next... Continue reading
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    Beautiful work! The tree spirit emerges from the piece.
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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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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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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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