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Our shop and showroom at 20 John Williams Street in Attleboro, MA, closed on January 1, 2020. We will NO LONGER be building custom furniture going forward. 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.
We 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. We now have time to unpack those treasures and opened an eBay store in February 2020 called “Pinnacle Pickers”, with an average of 650+ antique pieces for sale! 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! If you or someone you know has antique items they want to sell, please contact Steve via email. Steve is interested in small antique hand tools, furniture hardware (drawer pulls, hinges etc.), barn hardware (strap hinges, barn door rolling hardware), early paper items, photos, Vintage items, etc. It is very helpful if you could email pictures of what you have to sell and Steve will get back to you as soon as he can. We are no longer buying furniture.
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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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!

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LVL (Laminated Veneered Lumber) is an engineered wood product using multiple layers of thin wood assembled with adhesives. It is straighter, stronger and more uniform than typical lumber and is less likely to shrink, twist or warp.LVL’s are used as headers and beams where strength is a concern. The use of LVL’s allows longer distances that can be spanned without the use of posts or columns that often times take up valuable floor space.

After removing the cut off LVL’s from the dumpster, Staples told the work crew to put the rest in a pile. Over the last 39 years of business restoring antique furniture, building reproduction furniture, re-purposing broken furniture into useful new furniture and today creating art furniture from reclaimed materials, Staples has grown immune to the jokes and laughter that arise from his dumpster dives. Staples says “my satisfaction comes when a few days later I present a beautiful finished bowl to one of those who laughed and sneered. It gives me great satisfaction as they try to figure out what the bowl is made from. It’s great to enjoy the surprised look on their face when I tell them the wood came from the LVL cast offs I found in the dumpster.” Staples found that by gluing three pieces of the 1 3/4" thick beam end blocks together, he was left with a substantial bowl blank. After spinning it on his lathe and shaping it with his vast array of wood chisels, a beautiful bowl emerges. He encourages everyone to give it a try and help keep building materials from ending up in the local landfill.

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