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Charleston Forge Furniture Withstands Hurricane Katrina
Despite being raised 13 feet off the ground, the first floor of Kay and Chris Harris’ home in Pascagoula, MS found itself under water for days after Hurricane Katrina’s hit coast in 2005. Their Charleston Forge furniture survived the ordeal.
“They were gone,” Chris said during a visit he and his wife, Kay, made to the Charleston Forge factory in Boone, NC recently.
“The house was severely damaged,” Kay told company co-owner, Susan Barber. “Everything downstairs was destroyed except for your tables and an antique dining table that had been recently rebuilt.”
Despite sitting in salt water for days Chris said that the steel table bases needed only a light sanding and touching up with paint.
“The wooden tops were fine,” added Kay. At the time they owned four pieces of Charleston Forge furniture — two end tables, a sofa table, and a coffee table.
The Harris’, who no longer own the Pascagoula house, now split their time between homes on Beech Mountain, near Boone, and their home in Chocowinity, NC near the Atlantic coast. The furniture is now part of the décor at the Beech Mountain property.
“It’s lasting furniture,” said Chris.
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