• Furniture

    Furniture

    Tables, chairs, wine racks, shelving. Your commission
    will be functional art! Historical work, repairs to
    existing pieces, and modern creations are all possible.

  • Counter Brackets

    Counter Brackets

    Unique under the counter brackets for your kitchen
    island. Renovations or new construction we have simple
    or detailed designs to highlight your countertop.

  • Home Décor

    Home Décor

    One of a kind art that you have provided the
    inspiration for. Metal sculpture, hand crafted objects
    for your home or office.

  • Railings

    Railings

    Transform your home with a custom railing.
    Have us install a piece of functional art into
    your home or office space.

  • Hardware

    Hardware

    Drawer pulls, knobs, hinges, latches, commercial door
    hardware, beer taps and much more. We make everything
    from historical nails and bolts for restoration projects to
    modern hardware for new construction.

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  • Furniture

    Furniture

    Tables, chairs, wine racks, shelving. Your commission will be functional art! Historical work, repairs to existing pieces, and modern creations are all possible.

  • Counter Brackets

    Counter Brackets

    Unique under the counter brackets for your kitchen island. Renovations or new construction we have simple or detailed designs to highlight your countertop.

  • Home Décor

    Home Décor

    One of a kind art that you have provided the inspiration for. Metal sculpture, hand crafted objects for your home or office.

  • Railings

    Railings

    Transform your home with a custom railing. Have us install a piece of functional art into your home or office space.

  • Hardware

    Hardware

    Drawer pulls, knobs, hinges, latches, commercial door hardware, beer taps and much more. We make everything from historical nails and bolts for restoration projects to modern hardware for new construction.

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Bronze Service:
Front Step Forge will have an initial consultation session with you, provide sketches, and depending on the scale of the project a small mock-up of the work. The price is fixed at the start of the project, and any changes to the project beyond the agreed to work must be handled on an hourly basis.

Silver Service:
This is the most common type of work that we do. Our initial consultation session includes sketches and a sample of the type of work that will be done. It also includes a follow-up session with you once the work has been started, where you can provide additional input and suggestions to the work. Additions to the original scope of work, design changes, or modifications at the completion of the work can be handled on an hourly basis.

Gold Service:
For the most interaction and customization, pay for the work on an hourly basis, plus materials costs. This is a great approach for repair work, add-on to existing work, or specific projects where you would like to have the most input. For a commissioned project, you can make any changes you like along the way. You receive a regular accounting of the time and materials supplied.
Shawn Cunningham - Metal Artist Blacksmith in Edmonton Alberta

Shawn Cunningham

Metal Artist Blacksmith

Shawn Cunningham - Metal Artist Blacksmith in Edmonton Alberta Shawn taught himself the basics of forging and by 1992 he established Front Step Forge in its first location. Shawn does historic recreations and restorations as well as his own brand of completely new designs that stay true to traditional techniques. Shawn is often called upon to extend and reuse architectural antiques using the same methods as the originals, which requires precisely matching the finishes to get the look of authenticity. Shawn has taken on an amazing variety of commissions from exotic railings where the detail was so intricate the build time was one hundred and four days to the simplest coat hook completed and delivered in a day.