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Please note that our showroom has closed.  We have formed a partnership with Furniture Consignment Gallery.  Our products will be featured in their Natick, MA location on Rte. 9 and in their Hanover, MA location on Rte. 53.  Our products will also be listed on their website under the "Stephen C. Staples" category at http://www.furnitureconsignment.com.  If you have a custom project, please call 508-222-7200 to make an appointment with Steve and Chris.

   About Us
        Stephen C. Staples produces eclectic, unique, timeless, environmentally-friendly furniture art crafted from 200 and 300 year-old reclaimed wood.  Owner with his wife Christine, master craftsman and furniture designer, Stephen has spent over four decades studying his medium, refining and perfecting his finishes and mastering his craft.  Today he produces some of the most unique and sought-after creative art furniture in the country.

        The wood that Staples reclaims offers not only incomparable beauty, but each board holds its own story having survived the rigors of time.  The heirloom quality furniture that Staples creates adds a lasting legacy to this historic wood.  Each of his creations is paper labeled, signed and dated and then he adds his unique signet mark on the surface.

 
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Kitchen Center Islands/Workstations

#IS-01 Antique Butcher Block Kitchen Island

IS-01 - Antique Butcher Block Kitchen Island w/Rope Bed Legs

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#IS-02 Antique Green Metal Frame Pub Style Island

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#IS-08 Antique Studio Island w/4 Drawers & Hand Turned Bun Feet

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#IS-12 Bead Board Kitchen Island w/ 6 self closing drawers

IS-12 Bead Board Kitchen Island w/ 6 Soft Closing Drawers

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#IS-20 Vintage Galvanized Steel Butcher Block Island, 1 Drawer & 1 Shelf

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IS-35 Workbench Island w/Pine Top and Shelf

IS-35 Workbench Island w/Antique Pine Top and Bottom Shelf

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IS-38 X-ray Table Kitchen Island

IS-38 X-ray Table Kitchen Island

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IS-39 Island with Metal Piping, Maple Top and Pine Shelf

IS-39 Island with Metal Piping, Maple Top and Pine Shelf

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IS-42 Antique Reclaimed Birch Top & Metal Base Table

IS-42 Antique Reclaimed Birch Top & Metal Factory Base ...

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IS-44 Reclaimed Yellow Pine Island with Green Angle Iron Frame

IS-44 Reclaimed Yellow Pine Island with Green Angle Iron ...

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IS-46 BUTCHER BLOCK TOP AND GALVANIZED METAL ISLAND

IS-46 BUTCHER BLOCK TOP AND GALVANIZED BASE ISLAND

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IS-46 Large Kitchen Island

IS-46 LARGE KITCHEN ISLAND

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The Story of the Signet Mark:

When Stephen Staples first started restoring antique furniture, beginning in 1973, he frequently saw an interesting round mark on antique pieces he worked on. In 1981, when he started building reproduction furniture from new wood, he created a process of aging the wood to look old. He called his method of aging “adding the embellishments of time”. He added color, dings, nicks and marks that are naturally left on wooden furniture as it travels through generations of time. Through the years, he spent much of his time studying antique furniture. What captivated his attention were the colors, patina and texture of aged finishes.  

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He also noticed how it was worn in various places from pie crust cutters, meat grinder clamps and knives when a table was used as a cutting board, etc. Stephen often found partial pinwheel marks left after someone had sat fascinated with the spinning of interwoven circles with a compass.
This round mark, as well as many other marks, became the “time embellishments” in the new wood’s surface of his reproduction furniture. Clients started asking Stephen to add this pinwheel mark as part of the embellishments on their table.

Today this pinwheel mark is Staples’ company logo. Stephen’s clients cherish his pinwheel signet mark that he adds to the surface of all his creative art furniture pieces, much like an artist signs their canvas.





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Creative Art Furniture

20 John Williams Street

Attleboro, MA, 02703

Our showroom has closed, but our work continues! We have formed a partnership with Furniture Consignment Gallery; and our products will also be listed on their website under the "Stephen C. Staples" category at http://www.furnitureconsignment.com

If you have a custom project, please call 508-222-7200 to make an appointment with Steve and Chris.

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