Chris and Steve Staples
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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Local 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 some of the most unique and sought-after furniture art in the country.
Staples finds inspiration in old growth lumber that he turns into handcrafted furniture. Staples’ reclaimed wood originates from razed barns, mills and homes primarily throughout New England. Virgin old growth lumber is the finest wood available to craftsmen and artisans—the wood is dense, heavy, strong and beautifully patinaed. Staples breathes new life into each magnificent reclaimed board through its transformation into his one-of-a-kind tables and creative art furniture.
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 branded, paper labeled, signed and dated by Stephen and then he adds his unique pinwheel signet mark on the surface, like an artist signs his/her painting.
Stephen and his crew will be filmed with Norm Abram, THIS OLD HOUSE celebrity, on Friday, October 14, while building a unique trestle table for the homeowners of a historic home in Bedford, MA.
Staples’ shop and showroom gallery in downtown Plainville is open to the public
Tuesday through Saturday from 11 - 5.
Phone: 508-695-1155 Fax: 508-809-6273
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Staples Cabinet Makers has been recognized by these fine media outlets. Complete articles and videos can be viewed on the website: www.creativeeartfurniture.com
News and Magazines:
Audubon Magazine: “Knock on Wood” Staples Cabinet Makers is one of the companies referred to in the article that is helping to save our environment by "building green".
Boston Business Journal features us on being part of the "green movement".
Boston Sunday Globe's Boston Globe Magazine. We have a 4 page article in this edition of the Boston Globe Magazine.
The Boston Herald: How Staples Cabinet Makers is creating furniture out of a maple tree downed on Ted Williams’ former baseball camp known as “Splendid Splinters”
The Country Gazette: “Finding new life in old wood” All about us! Front Page! Custom
Woodworking Journal: “Preserving the beauty of time: A Massachusetts woodworker and his crew of craftsmen make modern heirlooms using yesteryear’s materials”
Eco-structure: A farm table made from a cherry tree felled in a 1938 hurricane featured in this article.
New England Home does an article on the staff's favorite finds for the home. Staples Cabinet Makers' hand turned bowls are featured.
Time Magazine Regarding the up and coming craze for Reclaimed material furniture.
Wall Street Journal in an article titled “Found-Object Furniture Gets Fancy”.
Television and Radio:
Robi on the Road - Staples Cabinet Makers is featured on the UPN38 Morning Show
This Old House will be filming with Staples October, 2011. We'll have that video for you soon...