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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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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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We wish you all good health and joy every day of your lives.

Sincerely,

Chris and Steve Staples

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The Staples' and Wabi Sabi

Every since Stephen Staples was a young boy, he admired and treasured antiques of all kinds.  He was intrigued by the history of antique wood and artifacts and how the early settlers felled the virgin timbers of New England to build their homesteads and handmade their tools, furniture and whatever else they needed to work on the farm.

In reference to the unique furniture art that Stephen creates, Wabi Sabi means "the reverence for the imperfect" as he presents the time worn surface of the materials he works with.  Wabi Sabi comes from the ancient Japanese culture and is not easy to describe as there are many meanings.  "Wabi" connotes rustic simplicity, freshness or quietness and can be applied to natural and human-made objects, or understated elegance.  "Sabi" is beauty or serenity that comes with age, when the life of the object and its impermanence are evidenced in its patina and wear, or in any visible repairs.

Ever since Christine and Stephen opened their business in 1973, they built their business around restoring antique furniture, repurposing and reclaiming historical materials to create functional furniture and home accessories to give them a new life for any style home.  Their works of art are modern day heirlooms that will be passed down to future generations and become tomorrow's antiques.

All these years, Christine and Stephen have been true to the ancient Japanese "Wabi Sabi" philosophy.  Not until recent years did they learn about "Wabi Sabi" and realize that their lifelong work had a name.

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Signet and Certificate of Authenticity

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One of the many factors that make a Stephen C. Staples designed piece of creative art furniture irresistible is its historic lineage.  Surfaces come alive with marks left by a craftsman’s hand ten or more generations past.  Each of Staples' pieces are signed with Stephen’s signet mark on the surface.  A paper label is applied, signed and dated by Stephen C. Staples.  The new owner is also presented with a signed and dated Certificate of Authenticity that tells the story of where the wood came from, how to date the wood and any other historical notes.

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