Metal, wood, and mirror come together with meticulous craftsmanship and unique designs. We are a design build firm that combines Old World techniques with Midwestern work ethic to craft artistic furnishings and functional accents that last longer than a lifetime. 

We don't settle for less than the best.
We don't cut corners.
We don't use glue guns.

Our passion is to craft objects that aren't only beautiful. They are timeless, functional, memorable. Whether you are in search of a custom conference table that will linger on the minds of your guests or a dining set to pass down to your children's children, our artisans will deliver.


Where we're from

In 2008, John McWilliam was approached to refurbish a collection of old bar stools for the Iron Horse, a boutique hotel in Milwaukee. He completed the project in record time and with unmatched craftsmanship.

Scathain was born.

John always had a creative streak and an appreciation for the well-crafted in an age of mass production and low quality. Today, he employs 20 artists and operates out of an old printing supply warehouse in Milwaukee's Fifth Ward.

Who we are

We are masters of our craft who back our pieces with pride.

We are designers and makers. From the initial idea through the finished production, we are dedicated to each project. Narrowing the gap between design and construction fosters the ideal environment for our unique pieces to be made.  

We have an aversion to the typical, a love of problem-solving, and thirst for good beer.

Like our crafted objects, we are one of a kind.