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.

Masters of the Ancient Art of Metalwork

Charleston Forge - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Village Blacksmith 

Under a spreading chestnut tree
The village smithy stands;
The smith, a mighty man is he,
With large and sinewy hands;
 . . .

Week in, week out, from morn till night,
You can hear his bellows blow;
You can hear him swing his heavy sledge,
With measured beat and slow, . . . 

Thus at the flaming forge of life
Our fortunes must be wrought;
Thus on its sounding anvil shaped
Each burning deed and thought!
 

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

Blacksmithing is a centuries old craft.  We are proud, here at Charleston Forge, to employ such talented men trained in the art of metalworking and blacksmithing.  According to a recent NPR article, there are only between 5,000 and 10,000 blacksmiths left in the U.S. and of those only about 10% use their talent as a profession. We would not be able to design and build such beautiful pieces of furniture without our hardworking and talented metalworkers.  When you tour our factory in Boone, NC we always begin our tour with our forging area. It is hot and loud and impressive. 


October 2016 Market Introductions

Charleston Forge - Tuesday, January 03, 2017
At the October 2016 High Point Furniture Market we introduced our Camden Collection of occasional tables, a collection of dining and barstools as well as our first Lounge chair, the Emmitt with the accompanying ottoman.










(shown with Camden End TableCamden Drink Table and Emmitt Lounge Chair)




Camden Drink Table




Emmitt Lounge Chair and Camden Cocktail Table




Emmitt Lounge Chair




Emmitt Lounge Chair and Emmitt Small Ottoman




Vero Barstool




Sawyer Barstool




Talmadge Barstool




Jameson Tray Top Table


Charleston Forge and Rooster's Wood-Fired Grill

Jeff Greer - Saturday, February 15, 2014

When the second location of Roosters Wood-Fired Grill in Uptown Charlotte was in the planning stages, it was part of the design theme to use as many local resources as possible. Charleston Forge and Wright Table, among other local artisans and manufacturers, were brought together to light, decorate and create for this Charlotte treasure.

Over the last few months, the Rooster's Team, designer Holly Carter, and Charleston Forge, have worked together from concept to install to create metal forged lighting systems (a new, yet very successful venture), and a quite impressively sized wine rack for the restaurants impressive wine selection.

Rooster's, the brainchild of Chef Jim Nobel (of Nobel's Restaurant in High Point, NC) and team, provides upscale mouth watering, reasonably priced fair, in a beautiful atmosphere for the Charlotte area. Imagine walking off the streets of the bustling large city of Charlotte, most often thought of as the banking capital of the southeast, into a warmly lit restaurant filled with wooden tables, hand-forged metals, and beautiful design; all created and welded by the hands of locals with a distinctly upscale southern appeal. 


(above: Ernie beginning the welding process on the lighting for Rooster's Uptown location.)


(from left: "Hands on" CEO Art Barber grinding to a smooth finish; Sending the metal through to ensure impurities are removed from the surface; Putting on the final touches at the paint booth.)

(from left: The outside of Rooster's Uptown location; Metalwork from inside the restaurant.) 



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





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.





The Charleston Forge Oxford Bed in House Beautiful Magazine

Tara Jackson - Wednesday, August 01, 2012
A Charleston Forge original made its appearance in a House Beautiful article on "10 Quick Home Decorating Ideas." 

Slide #3 features the Oxford Bed in a nautically themed room in a designers vacation home in Massachusetts.
Like this bed? You can find a dealer in your area

Just ask for the Charleston Forge Oxford Bed. 


A Rare Red Maple Tree Stump Table Base :: Exclusively from Charleston Forge

Tara Jackson - Monday, July 23, 2012

Interested in this piece? Contact Charleston Forge for pricing Information at info@Charlestonforge.com or 828.264.0100

Remember, Charleston Forge LOVES to customize. Have an idea for a piece of furniture you want built? We can do it. And we do it "Made in America" style. 

A Cocktail Table Prototype :: Charleston Forge :: Quality Furniture Made in America

Tara Jackson - Monday, July 16, 2012
It's our passion every day to fill orders, speak with designers and customers, and build customs to fit clients wants and needs, right here in America... and we love every minute of it. What can we create for you?

Shown below is a cool cocktail table prototype that came off the line a few weeks ago. If you can dream it in metal we can do it. 


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