Heirloom-Quality Furniture Built For You. Proudly Handcrafted in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, USA.
High Rock Designs is a team of artists and craftsmen that hand crafts custom steel furniture and accessories. We have worked long and hard at developing unique designs that stand the test of time, and are confident that you will enjoy your piece of furniture as much as we enjoyed making it.
Our name is derived from High Rock Bay in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula, a remote and rugged destination on Lake Superior. It's as far north in Michigan as you can get and is absent of any civilization. There is nothing more inspirational to us than making our way out to High Rock Bay and being overwhelmed by the crashing waves and the breeze coming off of Lake Superior. The taste of the freshest air in the world reminds us to slow down for a little while, to enjoy the peace and serenity and leave our worries behind.
Browse Our Collection of Handcrafted Coffee Tables, proudly built in the USA.
Pewabic Coffee Table
The Pewabic Coffee Table: it’s stunning! Our signature hand-welded, hand- scrubbed tubular steel frame, horizontal detail, and a solid wood table top finished to your specifications. From 1853 to 1884, the Pewabic Mining Co. operated one mine shaft, which later became the now- iconic Quincy Mine Shaft #6. Finish: Early American, Classic Gray, or Custom Height: 15” to 18” (you specify). Tabletop dimensions: 22" x 22" Footprint: 21” x 21” Weight: about 29 lbs. $480.00 – or customize it!
Named after the The Pewabic Mining Co., which was operated from 1853 to 1884. The company opened several prehistoric mining pits, and drove one shaft 1,900 feet north of the Quincy Mine #2 shaft, in Pewabic, north of Hancock, Houghton County, Michigan.
Seneca Coffee Table
It’s back to the basics with the clean lines of our Seneca Coffee Table. A second shelf and our signature welded steel frame completes the easy-going look. Minerals found in the Seneca Mine rock piles include copper, silver, epidote, prehnite, domeykite, and algodonite. Finish: Early American, Classic Gray, or Custom. Tabletop dimensions: 24" x 48" Footprint: 23” x 47” Height: 15” to 18” (you specify) Weight: about 55 lbs. $550.00 – or customize it!
Name inspiration: Until 1860, investments in new Keweenaw Peninsula mining ventures were slow. But following successful C&H operations in the Cliff Range, new mines began to spring up. Among the largest of these ventures was the Seneca Mining Co., which held nearly 3,000 acres stretching three miles along the Cliff Range, with Ahmeek, on the southern end. The Seneca Mine, Seneca Location, near Mohawk, Keweenaw County, Michigan, produced about 3 million lbs. of refined copper, during the years 1860-1966
About High Rock Designs
High Rock Designs is a team of artists and craftsmen that hand craft custom steel furniture and accessories. We have worked long and hard at developing unique designs that stand the test of time, and are confident that you will enjoy your piece of furniture as much as we enjoyed making it.
By handcrafting our products with a natural steel element, we combine High Rock Bay's ruggedness and serenity into beautiful furniture that will last a lifetime. Our artists take pride in their work and we deliberately build products that are different than anyone else. We don't (and never will) have pages and pages of products, so if you don't find what you're looking for here on our site simply Get in Touch and we are happy to work with you to create your one-of-a-kind dream piece! We can either modify one of our current designs or start from scratch with your design.
Each and every one of our custom steel tables are hand-made from high-quality steel and topped with your choice of wood.
Our Arcadian Bedside & End Table is perfect for those tight spots: by your favorite chair or at your bedside! A solid wood top and sturdy, floating shelf keep your essentials close by, and our hand- welded frame means the table stays put! The Arcadian Mine, near Ripley, Michigan, operated between 1864 and 1903. Finish: Early American, Classic Gray, or Custom. Table top dimensions: 15"x19" Footprint: 14” x 18” Height: 16” to 25” (you specify) Weight: about 17 lbs. $370.00 – or customize it!
Name inspiration: The Arcadian Mine, near Ripley, Franklin Township, Michigan, is one mile south of Hancock. At its height, the operation ran seven shafts and two adits. The Arcadian Mining Co. was organized in 1864, then reorganized as the Arcadian Copper Co. in 1898. Falling copper prices and unreliable copper yields led to the its permanent closure in 1903. Two additional attempts to mine the Arcadian, in 1909 and 1920, were unsuccessful. The mine was operated as a tourist destination from the 1950s to the 1970s.
Our heirloom-quality Franklin Bench recalls a simpler time when we had time to “set a spell.” Place this handsome steel frame bench on your front porch, in a hallway, or add more seating to your kitchen table. Until 1920, the Franklin Mining Co. operated multiple copper mining shafts north of Hancock, Michigan. Finish: Early American, Classic Gray, or Custom. Bench top dimensions: 14" x 45" Footprint: 13 ” x 43” Height: 16” to 20” Weight: about 31 lbs. $265.00 – or customize it!
Named after the Franklin Mine, Franklin, Michigan, had two shafts just north of the Pewabic Mine. Organized in 1857, by 1880, the company had exhausted its mines’ mineral reserves. In 1894, land and old mines north of the old Franklin Mine were purchased and renamed the Franklin Jr. Mine. By 1900 and until 1920, the former Albany & Boston shaft was Franklin’s primary shaft. Between 1923 and 1931, company explorations of the Kearsarge Lode were unsuccessful. In 1933, the Franklin Mining Co. was dissolved. Combined, the Franklin and Franklin Jr. Mines produced about 154 million lbs. of refined coppe
Osceola End Table
Our roomy Osceola End Table is built to last for generations. Named for the Osceola Mine in Houghton County, Michigan, the Osceola’s black steel base, hand-scrubbed welds, and solid wood table top bring to mind the rugged lifestyle and unrelenting work ethic of Upper Peninsula immigrants and copper miners. Finish: Early American, Classic Gray, or Custom. Table top dimensions: 18" x 24" Footprint: 17” x 23” Height: 18” to 24” (you specify) Weight: about 24 lbs. $380.00 – or customize it
Name inspiration: The Osceola Mining Co., organized in 1873, operated 11 shafts near Calumet, Michigan. In 1879, the company merged with the Opechee Mining Co. to form the Osceola Consolidated Mining Co., which operated the North and South Kearsarge mines. In 1909, the Calumet & Hecla Mining Co. began running the Osceola, merging it into its operations in 1923. C & H worked the mine until 1931. In the 1950s, C & H reopened the mine, working it until a 1968 labor strike, when all C & H operations were discontinued.
Phoenix Sofa & Hallway Table
The Phoenix: our bold, black steel Sofa and Hallway Table. The hand-scrubbed welds take you back to a time long ago, when the skills of craftsmen were central to a community’s prosperity. Our Phoenix Sofa and Hallway Table is named for the Phoenix Mine, in northern Keweenaw County, Michigan. Finish: Early American, Classic Gray, or Custom. Table top dimensions: 14" x 60” Footprint: 13” x 60” Height: 26” to 36”
Story behind the name: Work began at the Phoenix Mine in 1846 on lands which had belonged to the defunct Lake Superior Copper Co. Near Eagle River, Keweenaw County, Michigan, Phoenix was once home to as many as 1,000. Phoenix Mine was a successful early copper—and silver—producer. In 1889, it and other mines were consolidated into the Keweenaw Copper Co. The new company owned 2,505 acres, with access to five fissure veins. Production ceased in 1917 due to high production costs and labor shortages stemming from World War I. Today, a few old buildings and the Phoenix Church remain
Quincy Sofa & Hallway Table
Strong and silent, the design of our Quincy Sofa and Hallway Table proudly echoes its namesake, the Quincy Mine in Hancock, Michigan, one of the Upper Peninsula’s most iconic landmarks. The Quincy’s minimalist lines channel the strength of 19th and 20th century U.P. immigrants. Finish: Early American, Classic Gray, or Custom. Table top dimensions: 15" x 55" Footprint: 14” x 54” Height: 34” to 36” (you specify) Weight: about 44 lbs. $380 – or customize it
Victoria End Table
Meet the Victoria. The design that started it all! The lines are elegant; the hardwood top is inset with beveled glass. Curved tubular steel accents finish the piece. The Victoria Mine, southwest of Rockland, Michigan, ran on compressed air made in the mine's own underground and underwater compressor systems. Tabletop: Cherry, Walnut, or Custom. Table top dimensions: 22" x 22" Footprint: 20” x 20” Height: 16” to 25” (you specify) Weight: about 22 lbs. $350.00 – or customize it!
Story behind the name: The Victoria Mine, in operation from 1849 to 1921, had several shafts in the Forest Lode near Rockland, Ontonagon County, Michigan. The Victoria ran on compressed air produced by hydropower from a nearby dam, inexpensive energy which allowed it to remain open longer than many other Copper Country mines. The Victoria produced about 20 million lbs. of refined copper. Today at Old Victoria, visitors can tour the mine site and several restored, original log houses.
Windigo End Table
Named for the Windigo Mine on Michigan's remote Isle Royale, the Windigo End Table features our signature hand-scrubbed steel frame, a curved bottom shelf, and a solid wood table top. The Windigo Mine, operated from 1889 to 1892, was among the last serious mining efforts on Isle Royale. Finish: Early American, Classic Gray, or Custom. Table top dimensions: 17" x 28" Footprint: 16” x 27” Height: 18” to 24” (you specify) Weight: about 23 lbs. $350.00 – or customize it!
Named after: The Windigo Mine, operated from 1889-1892, was among the last mines on Isle Royale, Keweenaw County, Michigan. After the closure of mines further east, the Wendigo Copper Co. founded its venture on 8,000 acres inland, near Washington Harbor on the west end of Isle Royale. As many as 135 people lived in the original town, named Ghyllbank. The company also pursued diamond exploration, and extensive trenching. When mining ceased, the company marketed the land to tourists and resort owners