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.

Our Legacy

Charleston Forge - Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Legacy is one of our top selling designs, it is a stately design, complicated and elegant. It is a design in which we are proud to put our name. Bending cold hard steel into such delicate details is not an easy feat. But our employees make us proud everyday, as they create and forge the Legacy tables, chairs and benches that go out to retail stores and Charleston Forge customers all over the world. Here are some interesting facts you probably don't know about "Our Legacy".
  • Legacy was designed by John Winer. John lives in Mountain City, Tennessee.  He is a contributing designer and has worked for Charleston Forge for many years. Find out more about him in his biography blog, here.
  • The legs of the Legacy are the thickest production part that we currently forge in our factory. 
  • The process of heating the legs so they are ready to forge takes at least as much energy as it takes an average car to drive 25 miles. 
  • They start out as 2" thick cold solid steel.  They are heated and hammered to about a 1" taper.  Our workers than reheat the legs and bend them into shape.
  • Each steel wrap, like the ones you see Chad working with below, is 4 feet long. That is over 16 feet of steel to heat and wrap for each piece we make.  Chad does a beautiful job. Enjoy these behind the scenes photos of Chad working on a table wrap.

Chad heats and hammers the steel to wrap the legs...
 the process is slow, but the results are timeless.

The Legacy table before and after the final painting process. 

April measures a custom order that was created based on the Legacy design. Many of our custom orders are adaptations of existing designs that are currently in our line. 

Legacy 48" Round Dining Table.

Legacy Arm Chair

Legacy 46" Bench

Legacy Rectangular Dining Table

It's a wrap!

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