You can’t create art without the canvas

Wayne and Shari Raveling with the custom made buffet, built by Wayne

and painted by Sticks artists. On the front is a picture of their farm.

Times photo by Dolores Cullen

Newell farm couple makes woodwork for Sticks high-end painted furniture

BY DOLORES CULLEN

Have you seen the furniture and artwork by the Iowa company Sticks? Colorful painted scenery floats across whimsical chests, bookshelves, mirrors, lamps, even beds and grandfather clocks.

You’ll find one of Sticks’s main carpenters on a farm west of Newell. Wayne and Shari Raveling have been building Sticks products for about 15 years.

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