The Art of Furniture

Charleston Forge has a long history of hand-building beautiful, high quality, steel, wood, and leather furniture. We have an extensive catalog of products and do a large amount of custom work and have built product for retailers such as Room & Board, Restoration Hardware, Crate & Barrel and Bloomingdales, Starbucks, just to name a few.

Custom Davidson Table

Charleston Forge - Thursday, December 11, 2014
Behind the scenes story:
One of a kind custom Davidson Table
Another gorgeous Charleston Forge custom table and another interesting "behind the scenes" story to share.  This substantial table was ordered by an interior designer located in Idaho. The table, although based on our current Davidson design, was a challenging build. Our General Manager, Andrew Beekman explains that the challenge was in the precision of all the components to fit together exactly. Charleston Forge built the base, but the base had to fit perfectly with the wood frame...which then must fit perfectly around the Facet glass top. Both the wood frame and the glass top were ordered from the same full size template that we used for the metal base. The measurements of each component would need to be precise. This isn't anything we can't handle, we do this every day....and have for 30 years.  

Meet Ernie, an artist of numerous talents and skills, who has worked with Charleston Forge for 27 years. This custom Davidson table is large and precise and will need Ernie's expertise and attention to detail. Ernie begins working on cutting and welding the table base and legs.  

Our lead engineer and General Manager, Andy Beekman assists Ernie to check the frame (which is still warm from welding) against glass top and unpainted wood frame.

Ernie takes the frame back to his work station, as he notices some areas on the frame that need minor adjustments.

Next, Ernie adds the legs to the table top base.

Above: The completed and freshly painted Davidson table frame. 

Ongoing quality control.  (above) Plant Manager, David Kiker and engineer April Lyle check the wood base to the metal frame. At this point, the pieces must line up exactly in order to fit together.   
(below) April and David ask Randy from shipping to lend his muscles to lift the glass top, which is extremely heavy and fragile. 

The completed Custom Davidson Table prior to shipping.



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