Charleston Forge is one of America's premier manufacturers of fine iron and wood furnishings. Combining old-world blacksmithing techniques with modern technology, their products reflect the quintessential fusion of traditional and contemporary elements. They stand unique in the world of furniture-making as they are committed to producing their product in North Carolina, located only hours up the road from our showroom and office in Concord.
As Art Barber, the founder, says: "Susan and I started our business careers fresh out of college by opening a small retail fireplace shop in 1974 here in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. We sold high-quality products and learned very early that there are people who truly recognize and appreciate the finer things in life... (One such product, which has quickly become an all-time customer favorite, is the Nash Rectangular Drink Table Product CF-7202, shown at left). We learned to custom build handmade wrought iron fire screens, wood baskets, log racks and pot racks out of the tools that our maker gave us iron, fire, wood and passion. Very quickly we had a growing, thriving business on our hands, and continued to create more products. In 1982 we started making furniture using the same natural elements of iron and wood, but added accents of brass, copper and glass & and the word continued to spread." (Word has certainly spread about the Camino Scroll Side Chair, Product CF-C705, shown at right. This is one of our most popular iron chairs from any manufacturer).
Art summarizes by saying "Today, our family takes great pride in the fact that our products, designed by, made by, sold by and serviced by more than 200 wonderful North Carolina mountain people are shipped throughout the world." Learn more about Charleston Forge, or shop Charleston Forge by categories or by Best Selling Products below.
Bring home a piece of true rustic artistry with custom hand-crafted furniture from Charleston Forge. With dozens of metal finishes for the expertly crafted wrought iron furniture, and over fifty premium fabric and leather options for upholstered goods, you can become the designer and create the one-of-a-kind look you desire. Whether a new dining table base, a beatifully scrolled baker's rack, or the perfect bar stool, Charleston Forge has long since been a best-seller at Carolina Rustica. Check out some of their new product introductions, such as the Cascade Drink Table (7403) and the Wooden Sawhorse Console (6306) in Nutmeg finish on maple with nail accents. Call 800-205-7819 for availability and pricing today!
Charleston Forge is excited to be introducing Driftwood, a new finish recently added to their already extensive line of wood finishes.
The finish replicates the almost colorless, sun- and salt-bleached look of wood found washed up on the seashore. It was specifically developed to be used on distressed oak tabletops in order to further capture the nature of driftwood. In fact, unlike most of the company's other finishes, Driftwood is only available on oak because the density, texture and grain of the wood works best with the finish's very subtle coloring.
The wood top itself is carefully prepared in order to further the feel of an actual piece of driftwood. Pockmarked, hand-planed and showing various irregularities, the tops embody a sense of age and weathering.