Macek/Peltz House in Apartment Therapy


wood, cloth, furniture, found objects

May 2012

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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Corner Desk

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wood metal and plastic

made for Caden

October 2013

A corner desk was built to fit into a 78 degree corner.  The curved edge is  laminated cherry wood.  

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Solarium Desk with Credenza

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mdf, solid surface counter and starphire glass

collaboration with Studio K Glass

January 2013

My first custom installation of 2013. Thanks to Kathleen Ash of Studio K for all the tips and advice on using the proper glass adhesive. One aspect of the design I didn't fully appreciate until I photographed it was how the layout with the tile creates a bit of a glass box optical illusion which is evident in some of the shots. The vertical leg is set into the tile work.

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Dr. Deskenstein

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Gray Elm
dimensions 30'h. x 75"w. x 18"d.

July 2005

Dr. Deskenstein is named that due to the number of walnut "stitches," or splines, it took to hold it together.  So I designed a steel base made from 2' x 2" angle steel so if it came to life and started to walk it would have that heavy clunking sound the monster had in the movie.  I wanted the village folk to scream if they saw it walking down the street.   

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Walnut Built Ins

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black walnut , steel plate


This is a custom design and fabrication for great customer of mine here in Austin. All the face veneers on the cabinetry were hand cut from one piece of walnut in my studio. There is a solid walnut blotter inset into the steel at the desk opening.

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The Prestige

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dimensions 7' x 20" x 32"

November 2010

Walnut credenza with tambour doors and leather drawer pulls.  clandestine writing desk pivots from corner when needed. 

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Projects for Castleview Productions

Castleview Reception Desk

Maple, steel, recycled plastic, salvaged stainless steel

made for Castleview Productions

March 2009

These projects were commissioned by Castleview Productions for their new office in central Austin. We designed these projects to meet their budget, and we built and delivered everything to meet their time frame. During the design phase, they gave us plenty of room to use our imaginations. To keep costs down, we specified stained maple, painted formaldehyde-free mdf, and ordinary steel. And we even used a salvaged stainless steel refrigerator door for the bar in the kitchen!

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The BigLittle Series

Big Black Credenza

Wood, metal, low-VOC finishes

made for Product Line

January 2008

The BigLittle Series is a dynamic line of furniture that's playfully named for it's union of large and small volumes, Chronically off-center, it features bold colors and a range of customizable configurations.


And BigLittle treads lightly on the environment, with choices that include formaldehyde-free materials and low-VOC finishes.

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Betsy Desk

the stamp drawer

dimensions 32" x 72" W x 80" H

made for Betsy

April 2004

Betsy wanted a classic Early Texas Desk with all modern hardware and fittings.  Their home in the Avenues has tall ceilings and plenty of books. An extraordinary batch of walnut arrived on the day of my visit to the lumber yard.  A dream come true for all.

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