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Cricket Forge

 In 1987 Francis Vega and Neal Carlton formed Vega Metals, Inc. in downtown Durham, NC. The company was prolific, conceptualizing and producing thousands of site-specific architectural metalworks. They were featured in numerous trade publications and received seven international awards for metalwork. Beginning in 1999, the Vega team formed Cricket Forge to branch out creatively, and focused on a production line of handcrafted indoor and outdoor furnishings. Many of the products quickly became nationally recognized, and still are to this day. Lifelong friendships and collaborations were forged in the spirit of creativity and the appreciation of sharing art. Sadly, in 2013, Francis passed away to cancer. The company continued on, lovingly, via Neal Carlton, and Francis’ wife, Cindy.

Beginning in 2018 the Cricket Forge torch was passed to employees Jonathan Paschall, Aaron Earley, and James Dudley. They continue the decades-long focus on craftsmanship, creativity, and community. After nearly 30 years downtown, Cricket Forge moved to a newer and larger facility in Durham in 2019. In this space, the team has newfound room and inspiration to keep producing the pieces you love, while also designing new and exciting products.

  • Celestial Bench

    Cricket Forge
    Original price $4,599 - Original price $4,599
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    Celestial Bench by Cricket Forge A beautiful addition to any garden or arboretum, this metal celestial bench adds a touch of legacy among ever chan...

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  • Dog Bench

    Cricket Forge
    Original price $4,799 - Original price $4,799
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    Dog Bench by Cricket Forge A Don Drumm original. A beautiful addition to any garden or arboretum, this metal dog bench adds a touch of legacy amon...

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  • Eagle Bench

    Cricket Forge
    Original price $4,799 - Original price $4,799
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    Eagle Bench by Cricket Forge A Don Drumm original. A beautiful addition to any garden or arboretum, this metal eagle bench adds a touch of legacy a...

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  • Horse Bench

    Cricket Forge
    Original price $4,799 - Original price $4,799
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    Horse Bench by Cricket Forge A Don Drumm original. A beautiful addition to any garden or arboretum, this metal horse bench adds a touch of legacy a...

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  • Electric Boogie Bench

    Cricket Forge
    Original price $4,799 - Original price $4,799
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    Electric Boogie Bench by Cricket Forge Bench A Don Drumm original. A beautiful addition to any garden or arboretum, this metal electric boogie benc...

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  • Sea Life Bench

    Cricket Forge
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    Sea Life Bench by Cricket Forge A Don Drumm original. A beautiful addition to any garden or arboretum, this metal sea life bench adds a touch of le...

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  • Straight Koi Bench

    Cricket Forge
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    Straight Koi Bench by Cricket Forge A beautiful addition to any garden or arboretum, this metal koi bench adds a touch of legacy among ever changin...

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  • Peacock Bench

    Cricket Forge
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    Peacock Bench by Cricket Forge A beautiful addition to any garden or arboretum, this teal metal peacock bench adds a touch of legacy among ever cha...

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  • Magnolia Bench

    Cricket Forge
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    Magnolia Bench by Cricket Forge A beautiful addition to any garden or arboretum, this metal magnolia bench adds a touch of legacy among ever changi...

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  • Curved Koi Bench

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    Original price $3,099 - Original price $3,099
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    Curved Koi Bench by Cricket Forge A beautiful addition to any garden or arboretum, this metal koi bench adds a touch of legacy among ever changing ...

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  • Arc Bench

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    Arc Bench by Cricket Forge A beautiful addition to any garden or arboretum, this metal arc bench adds a touch of legacy among ever changing landsca...

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  • Saint Francis Bench

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    Saint Francis Bench by Cricket Forge A Don Drumm original. A beautiful addition to any garden or arboretum, this metal Saint Francis bench adds a t...

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  • Beetle Bench

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    Beetle Bench by Cricket Forge A beautiful addition to any garden or arboretum, this metal Beetle bench adds a touch of legacy among ever changing l...

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  • Hummingbird Bench

    Cricket Forge
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    Hummingbird Bench by Cricket Forge A beautiful addition to any garden or arboretum, this metal hummingbird bench adds a touch of legacy among ever ...

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  • Tree Bench

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    Tree Bench by Cricket Forge A beautiful addition to any garden or arboretum, this metal tree bench adds a touch of legacy among ever changing lands...

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  • Tree of Life Bench

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    Tree of Life Bench by Cricket Forge A beautiful addition to any garden or arboretum, this metal tree bench adds a touch of legacy among ever changi...

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  • Cat Bench

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    Cat Bench by Cricket ForgeA Don Drumm original. A beautiful addition to any garden or arboretum, this metal cat bench adds a touch of legacy among ...

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  • Leaf Bench & Table Set

    Cricket Forge
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    Leaf Bench & Table Set by Cricket Forge Pull up a leaf, sit back, and read your favorite fairy tale on this fully assembled bench and table set...

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  • Dragonfly Bench

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    Dragonfly Bench by Cricket Forge A beautiful addition to any garden or arboretum, this metal dragonfly bench adds a touch of legacy among ever chan...

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  • Butterfly Bench

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    Original price $3,699 - Original price $5,499
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    Butterfly Bench by Cricket Forge Beautifully crafted with an airbrush hand painted finish, the signature design is available in three sizes and two...

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  • Dolphin Bench

    Cricket Forge
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    Dolphin Bench by Cricket Forge A beautiful addition to any garden or arboretum, this metal dolphin bench adds a touch of legacy among ever changing...

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  • Bird Bench

    Cricket Forge
    Original price $4,600 - Original price $4,600
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    A colorful, fascinating and functional Bird Bench is a great piece for those who fancy our feathered friends of flight. Interesting airbrush applic...

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  • Sunflower Bench

    Cricket Forge
    Original price $4,600 - Original price $4,600
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     The sunflower is the happiest of flowers and represents loyalty and longevity. This vibrant and graceful Sunflower Bench will resonate warmth and ...

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