StormCloakForge

StormCloak Forge, LLC

Mequon, Wisconsin

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Announcement    Hello! Thank you for checking out my shop. If you don't see something you'd like, please message me, I'm a custom metal artist so I can make just about anything!

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Last updated on Jun 4, 2021

Hello! Thank you for checking out my shop. If you don't see something you'd like, please message me, I'm a custom metal artist so I can make just about anything!

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About StormCloakForge

Sales 327
On Etsy since 2011

The Smithy - Home of StormCloak Forge

In early spring of 2016, work began on the restoration of what is home of StormCloak Forge. Located in Mequon, WI, the building was originally built in 1837 by Ephram Woodworth who pioneered the property. Ephram had heard that the Green Bay trail was going to be built next to the land and decided that it would be a good place to settle.
The two-story stone and mortar construction had nine windows and two doors. It is believed that Ephram lived in this house until he completed the larger home on the property. After which, the building served as a workshop and then summer kitchen for the farm. The building was used to make baby formula in the 1900's and later as a butch shop. It fell into disrepair and ruin. The east wall was torn down to provide a stone border around a flower garden. The roof collapsed in as well.
Work began with the restoration of the stone and mortar walls. Every inch was chiseled by hand to remove the deteriorated and loose stone and mortar. Then, a mortar that matched as closely as possible to the original Egyptian mortar was used to lovingly restore the walls. Next the floor was dug out and a new concrete floor was poured to handle the rigors of daily hammering and smithing. The 4th wall was rebuilt using those same stones from the garden. A modern roof was installed along with a chimney.
The final touches came with custom cedar doors popular around the mid 1800’s and then a more modern flare with lighting in the form of Edison bulbs. StormCloak Forge has a home!

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  • Sam Laturi

    Owner

    I have been smithing since 1996 and can never get enough. The idea of combining the four ancient elements into an object that will be around long after I am gone fills me with a sense of wonder.

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Last updated on Mar 22, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I am very happy to do custom orders. Just specify what you would like on your order. If it's an item I don't have listed, please feel free to contact me.

Care instructions

Most of my items are finished and then sealed with Helmsman spar urethane to make them safe, durable, and worry-free.

Some items are left with the "natural" finish and, while all of the finishes I use are meant to treat and protect wrought iron and steel from rust, those items may show some tarnish after a while. When this occurs, buffing with a soft cloth will bring the shine right back.

Wholesale availability

I am happy to entertain wholesale deals. Contact me any time to discuss.