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.

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.) 



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!


















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.





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. 

Pure and Simple :: A Charleston Forge Custom Table

Tara Jackson - Monday, June 25, 2012

We love seeing custom pieces come through our shop every day. 



The scale of materials, and the finish combinations made this piece especially attractive. This table, shown in our Antique Pewter finish with a Saddle on Maple top complimented by vintage distressing, was custom made specifically for Interior Accents in London, ON, Canada.

Pure and Simple. It's what we do. We are Charleston Forge.


Roundabout is Turning :: A Charleston Forge Collection

Tara Jackson - Saturday, June 16, 2012

Whenever we introduce a new product, we keep our fingers crossed that the product will retail. With the Roundabout, we sold more than a hundred thousand dollars worth before we even made the first table... and to top it of, we are now seeing re-orders. Want one in your home? Click here to find a retailer near you.

Good Design. Good Value. End Consumer Appreciation.

Charleston Forge Benches: Have a seat and stay a while.

Tara Jackson - Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The six legged Prague Bench was introduced at the Spring 2012 Market in High Point. That, along with the Legacy Bench, we among our top sellers. They are especially popular because they exhibit who we are and what we do best. Heating metal to more than 2,000 degrees and shaping it by hand and hammer is not an easy task, but one that we take pride in. Pride in our craftsmanship is obvious especially when we are asking our artisans to repeat "the look" more than once, by hand, not by machine.

We've combined top of the line, solft, saddle stiched leather, with solid steel to create these beautiful pieces. Consider placing a bench at the foot of the bed, in the hallway or foyer, or even as an alternative to chairs at the dining room table.


The Prague Bench 

(as shown in an Oak Leather with an Antique Pewter Finish 48"w x 16"d x 19"h)




The Legacy Bench

(as shown in an Smoke Leather with an Burnished Finish 48"w x 16"d x 19"h)



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