If necessity is the true "Mother of invention", then Dean A. Curfman is a prime example. His flourishing business was born of necessity and is driven by true talent as well as sheer determination to create timeless beautiful art.
Founded in 1989 as Oak Hill Iron, we have been serving western North Carolina and beyond for over 30 years.
Over the years, Dean and his crew's reputation grew as the highest quality and most creative providers of hand-forged items in the region.
As time progressed, the company's sawmill and kilns grew as we became more well known for our ability to create beautiful live edge slab tables, countertops, and barn doors.
Today, our shop is comprised of a professional team of eight highly trained blacksmiths and woodworkers who are continually creating the most imaginative works of art in hand-forged steel and live edge wood slabs.
From the winter of 2004, this article details the earlier years of Dean's career and how they influenced his work and led to the artistry of Oak Hill Iron + Wood.