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, just to name a few.

Blowing Rock Ale House and Inn

Charleston Forge - Friday, October 25, 2013

Blowing Rock Ale House and Inn, Blowing Rock, NC.

This quaint inn, located in the heart of historic downtown Blowing Rock was built around World War II. It recently got a face lift and opened as the Ale House and Inn in 2013.  Charleston Forge loves to support local businesses, and this one happens to be a favorite of ours, partly because of their excellent choice in bar stools. Scroll down to see the custom, handsome and comfortable, stools the Inn ordered from us for the pub.  

This Ale House and Inn is one of a kind to the High Country as it's brewery is in its backyard. 

 The brewery is open daily for tours and tasting of their everyday, special and seasonal beers.



The pub features eight of our barstools. Like all Charleston Forge furniture they are beautifully designed and built to last, with solid steel construction and a leather cushion.

For more information, reservations or the history of the inn, visit their website


Meet our Artists, Tom Wooten

Charleston Forge - Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Meet Tom Wooten, a talented designer and blacksmith, who has had a close working relationship with Charleston Forge for over two decades.

Tom has an unconventional method of design which triggers his creativity.  Sitting down with a sketchpad and pencil, he often spends less than a minute swiftly sketching a variety of swirls and curves. "The faster I scribble the better the idea," Tom explains. These quick and rough drawings become his designs, and when he makes his way into the forge they take shape.

Tom creates beautiful work using steel, copper and bronze.  He often adds other elements such as wood, stone or glass to his art.  We are now featuring two candle stands which are CF Home exclusive designs, both can be found on our website.


A Sweet and Cozy Evening in Front of the Fire

Charleston Forge - Wednesday, October 16, 2013
A cozy autumn evening in front of the fire most certainly should include indulging in sweet, melting s'mores.  Hand forged skewers from CF Home's online store will toast the marshmallows perfectly. And on this particular autumn evening, we sandwiched the toasted marshmallows and melting chocolate between the best home made graham crackers we have ever tasted.  Yum!  They were baked from Susan Barber's personal recipe, which she will share with you.  Just drop Susan an email with 'graham crackers' in the subject line.  sbarber@charlestonforge.com
You can also purchase the skewers for yourself or as a gift, here on our online store:

















Charleston Forge is getting dressed for furniture market

Charleston Forge - Thursday, October 10, 2013
Andy and Ernie, seen here in the forge, put the final touches on the new Charleston Forge sign, which will be highlighted in our showroom at the High Point Furniture Market October 19-24th.

We will follow up with a photo of the finished showroom very soon!












The World's Home for Home Furnishings

The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 people to High Point every six months. Serious retail home furnishings buyers can be found in High Point twice a year because if you can’t find it in High Point…it probably doesn't exist.

Current Demographics

  1. 180 Buildings
  2. 11.5 Million Square Feet of Showspace
  3. 75,000 Attendees Each Market
  4. More Than 2000 Exhibitors
  5. 100+ Countries Represented
  6. Tens of Thousands of New Product Introductions
  7. Approximately 10% of Attendees Are International





breathtaking images of autumn by Rusty Albertson

Charleston Forge - Monday, October 07, 2013

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. - Albert Camus

Very little compares to the colors of Autumn, waiting for those few days where the color is the ripest is a thrill for the nature lover.  The fall color hasn't quite peaked here in the Blue Ridge mountains, Photographer Rusty Alberton's is sharing with his photos taken recently in Arizona, where fall is in full bloom.  Enjoy!


















October 2012 Furniture Market — High Point, NC

Philip Holman - Thursday, October 18, 2012

The High Point Showroom


Market is always an exciting time — and this market was certainly no exception. Right from the start our new collections have been getting great responses from dealers, designers, and end-consumers alike.

That feedback and their strong showing at market just reinforces our belief that we continue to head in the right direction. Here are a few images of our showroom at Market Square - we hope you enjoy seeing them as much as we do putting all this together.





Market Square Space 110-A




The Ethos Cocktail Table (center) and the Carolina Nesting Tables (left).





The Roundabout Cocktail and End Tables (center), the Ellipse Cocktail Table (right),
and the Carson Mirror (center back).





The Newhart Collection, including the new Cocktail Table (foreground),
the new End Table (right) and the Large Console (back).






The Matrix Collection, clockwise from left are, the Cocktail Table, the End Table,
the Console, and the new Bench.






The Ethos End Table (left) and the Ethos Console.





Available as part of our new Separate & Together Program are, clockwise from left,
the Ventura, Euro, Camino, and Providence 36” Dining Tables.





The Monarch Bench

Art Barber - Friday, September 07, 2012

 

Our Monarch 60-inch Bench with our Burnished Iron frame and Bark fabric.

A beautiful combination we thought you might like to see.

Please share us with your friends.


Solid Steel and Solid Wood Tops. Beautiful.

Art Barber - Thursday, September 06, 2012
Another batch of gorgeous Wormy Maple table tops headed for the finish line.


 

Our Watson Collection is what Charleston Forge is all about.

We make high-quality furniture, and we make it here in the United States.


We hand forge and build our frames using domestically made solid steel.

The tops are made to order, using 2¼-inch thick solid Wormy Maple.

We hand stain and finish the tops right here in our Boone, North Carolina factory.

It's a multi-step process that brings out the true beauty of the wood.

The result? We think the product speaks for itself. See for yourself.

 


Introducing our New Collections

Art Barber - Tuesday, September 04, 2012

We thought you'd enjoy seeing some of the new introductions to our line.
Clean lines, solid steel. We think the furniture speaks for itself.





Solid Steel: Pure & Simple

Philip Holman - Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A New Take On A True Favorite



The Ventura Small Dining Table base with a 48" glass top.
We like to think it speaks for itself.
Tell us what
you think, either here or on
Facebook.



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