Stone County Ironworks is America's Blacksmith Shop™, using traditional hand forging techniques to create iron furniture and accessories, one at a time. Quality workmanship that reflects the skill of the blacksmith continues to set Stone County Ironworks apart from other manufacturers.
Stone County Ironworks in Mountain View, Arkansas was begun in an old gas station in 1979 by one blacksmith, who apprenticed and demonstrated the craft at the Ozark Folk Center in 1976. Early sales were at retail craft shows, but by 1984 wholesale accounts were the focus, with the help of 9 employees. That year a 5000 square foot building was erected with the assistance of local government agencies who sought to create opportunity in the area.
In 1989 the first Furniture Collection was showcased at an Interior Design trade show, and after rave reviews, was featured in the 1990 catalog. By then, 33,000 square feet of production and office space and over 100 employees handled 3000 wholesale accounts. A showroom and outlet store opened on the Square in downtown Mountain View in a beautiful stone building on the National Historic Register. Also, in the December 1990 issue of Inc. Magazine, Stone County Ironworks was rated #252 on the annual list of the 500 fastest growing privately held companies in the nation.
By 2003, after reorganization and consolidation of resources, the Stone County Ironworks facility at 408 Ironworks Drive was purchased by a local business leader. Metal Creations, Inc. dba Stone County Ironworks is committed to returning to our roots, with the reputation and standards of Made in America quality and satisfaction. The Pine Collection, Vineyard Collection, and the Designer Series, designed by the Daniel Stuart Studio, are new product lines created under new management, as they rekindle the spark of excitement and pride in workmanship learned here in Stone County.