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Beacon Buffet

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Walnut Buffet / Sideboard with tambour door and leather drawer pulls

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St. Edward’s Chapel

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St. Edwards published this article about the newly renovated chapel featuring three Guild members - Macek Furniture, Hawkeye Glenn, and Kathleen Ash.  Corpus carved by Rebecca Cantos-Busch.

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posted on December 18, 2014  |  permalink  

Trinity Chapel

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Cross, Lecturn, Altar Table, and side table for Trinity Episcopal School's new chapel designed by Page Southerland Page.

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Craft Works Dialogue - Conversation With a Wood Artisan

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In episode #18 of Craft Works Dialogue, guild member Brian David Johnson sits down with fellow member Mark Macek of Macek Furniture to have an in depth conversation about Mark's work, his early life and inspirations and how a career that began with the study of architecture at the University of Texas led Mark down a path to become one of the more respected…

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posted on November 12, 2014  |  permalink  

Whetstone Stereo


Like your family's stereo when you grew up, this console has all the electronics in a closable cabinet.

It plays vinyl and mp3's, and networks by usb or by wireless.  The 41" height places the speakers near ear level when you're sitting down.  It sounds bright and clear with generous bass, great for records.

Receiver:  Naim UnitiQute with remote control


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Macek/Peltz House in Apartment Therapy


I looked at this article today and realized how much I still like it.  My wife Pamela and I worked on this house a long time.   Adrienne Breaux really got us.

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Concordia University Altar


This altar is Mesquite and is in a multiuse auditorium.

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posted on September 8, 2014  |  permalink  

File Cabinet


Padauk and Birdseye Maple Lateral File Cabinet.

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posted on September 8, 2014  |  permalink  

Concordia University Pulpit


This pulpit is Mesquite and is in a multiuse auditorium.

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posted on September 8, 2014  |  permalink  

College at Brockport Bench


This was commisione by the College at Brockport of the State University of New York and uses Ash cut from a tree removed to make way for the Liberal Arts building in which it sits. 

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posted on September 8, 2014  |  permalink  

Nebraska State Capitol


The Nebraska State Capitol, designed by Bertram Goodhue, is something of a legend.  My wife Pamela and I just returned from Lincoln, visiting my folks.  We saw this jewel of a building, and I need to share it with the Guild.  Built between 1922 and 1932, the Capitol has more hand made artisan work than any public building east of Washington D.C.  The motifs are…

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posted on June 13, 2014  |  permalink  

Mayan lighting


This was such an amazing project. These sculptural fixtures, evoked by Mayan jade ear flare jewelry, are actually lit by oculi in the ceiling of the loggia....

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Memorial City Mall

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We created 48 of these fixtures for the Memorial City Mall in Houston.

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Zetcher lighting

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This was a fun project. This client could only live in LA!

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