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.

GreatHorse Country Club - Hampden, Massachusetts

Charleston Forge - Monday, April 25, 2016

Glass Top Options

Charleston Forge - Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Fusion Glass crates a contemporary and visually stunning design in furniture; also it is durable and easy to clean.  After cooling down, the pieces are then permanently joined together.  Fusion glass is crafted by the laminated together four pieces of ultra-clear glass and polishing down the edges.  At certain temperatures, glass tends to melt.  When two or more separate pieces are placed together inside a hot kiln, these pieces soften and then meld together. 

Facet Glass is created by laminating a ½” sheet of glass between two even thinner pieces and making a single 5/8” thick sheet.  Once the three pieces are joined, the middle sheet is intentionally shattered with a precise blow. The crackled effect makes a stunning, three dimensional effect allowing the shards of glass to catch the light from every angle.

Cast glass is exactly what its name suggests — glass that when molten was poured into a mold and allowed to cool slowly and solidify. The end result is that each top is a one-of-a-kind piece of art featuring a unique mixture of swirls and ripples both on the surface as well as inside the glass itself. Bubbles, as well as areas of varying opacity and cloudiness and even tint, are also abundant inside the 1-inch thick tops. 

The result is that while all tops share a basic look, no two are alike and may vary from each other significantly.

Like the hand-hammered steel used in many of our table bases, their organic nature means they catch the light far more and thus vary in appearance as lighting conditions and direction change.

Norris Furniture & Interiors brings the Charleston Forge Edison Console home

Charleston Forge - Tuesday, February 23, 2016
The Edison Console features a uniquely distressed wood top sitting on an industrial - looking solid steel base.  The Edison Console is so named because the top is made of floor planking that was recovered from one of Thomas Edison's factories when he was the owner of the Wisconsin Chair Company in New London, WI.  The texture comes from years of foot traffic that ground steel slivers into the surface giving it a truly unique look.  The lower shelf is metal and will take the same finish as that chosen for the base itself.  It is available for a limited time only.  

Norris Furniture & Interiors our of Fort Myers, Florida has graciously donated a Charleston Forge Edison Console to the Edison Ford Museum located in their hometown of Fort Myers.  It is on display at the museum and we think it is a perfect 'home' for the table.   We want to thank Norris Furniture and Interiors not only for appreciating the historical significance of this piece, but making sure others can enjoy and appreciate it as well.

See more on the Edison Ford Museum on their website, HERE.

Interiors Magazine

Charleston Forge - Tuesday, December 08, 2015
We are proud to have a highlight in such a quality magazine as Interiors.  

Available on newsstands now or view the online edition here.

Tuscan Gold and Brushed Silver: Highlight on Finishes

Charleston Forge - Friday, September 25, 2015

Charleston Forge - Hudson Collection

Charleston Forge - Thursday, September 24, 2015

Cocktail Hour- Charleston Forge Drink Tables

Charleston Forge - Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The elegance of handmade.

Handmade in North Carolina.

Shaping solid steel hotter than 1,400 degrees.

Three-quarter inch thick glass tops.

Hand-planed solid wood.

A beautiful combination of materials.

Perfect scale, perfect function...

Our Charleston Forge Drink tables create cozy intimate spaces in your favorite room. Cheers.

#1 Nash Drink Table

#2 Cooper Drink Table

#3 Cascade Drink Table

#4 Carolina Nesting Tables

#5 Woodland Drink Table

Summer Factory Tours

Charleston Forge - Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Summer Factory Tours at Charleston Forge...See our Furniture Made by Hand!

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains is the small town of Boone, NC where Charleston Forge has spent the last 30 years forging and crafting by hand quality, American Made furniture.  We are now opening our doors to the public and inviting you to visit us for a special guided tour of our 100,000 square foot factory.  See our blacksmiths, welders, painters as they craft each piece of furniture by hand. See the final product as it is assembled, boxed and prepared for shipping.
Don't miss our Outlet where we have one of a kind pieces, discontinued items, prototypes and custom designs, discounted and available for purchase. 

Tours are every Monday and Wednesday @ 10:00.  As a reminder, please:
  • Wear closed-toed shoes for safety
  • Eye protection will be provided
  • Call us for a reservation, as space is limited for each tour
To schedule a tour time or to find out more information, contact Janet or James at (800) 331-7025 or via email at  

Cheers to Dad!

Charleston Forge - Wednesday, June 10, 2015

To view all the drink recipes, click here for the "Drink of the Week" Blog.  

Kelly Caron Designs

Charleston Forge - Sunday, June 07, 2015
One of our favorite aspects of social media is when customers and designers use it to share with us our furniture in their living space. Whether it is a Charleston Forge piece that has been loved for over 20 years, or a freshly designed space featuring a new Charleston Forge item, we always want to hear your story.  
Designer Kelly Caron recently sent us these images showing a lovely room from a home in the coastal town of Hilton Head, SC.  And there is our Oculus Table, in the center of everything. We love it! This is what the designer had to say about the home...

"This Hilton Head Plantation home was in need of new furnishings. My clients who moved to the island from New York were not interested in the typical coastal chic look. Instead they wanted something more bold and edgy to compliment their personal taste. I selected every furniture piece, fabric, and accessory to have a purpose in the space and to balance throughout. We found the Oculus cocktail table and designed the table to be a custom size perfect for the living room space. The clean lines and open feel allow the perfect practical touch in the space and the glass allows the custom rug design to showcase through." 
- Kelly Caron

Our 6112 - Oculus Cocktail Table

251 Industrial Park Drive, Boone NC 28607 USA

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