Spanish cedar and glass
dimensions Facade 20 x 20
made for Zoltan David
Zoltan and I worked from a pencil drawing of his concept. I then brought my expertise in joinery and CNC machining to help resolve the need for a timely completion date.
Native Texas pecan and power coated steel
made for Zoltan David
We executed Zoltan's design in reclaimed native Texas pecan with powder-coated steel accents and structural components. The pecan was harvested on Onion Creek in Austin. The logs were cut on my sawmill and dried in the kilns located at my shop on 730 Shady Lane .
"Terra", a cement based plaster
Two layers of cement based plaster in the living room/media room.
Venetian plaster (natural/non-synthetic) on the column and cove moulding. Mica powders, iridescent artist paint and clear water based medium.
Venetian Plaster above column and on crown cove. Painted Mother of Pearl finish on dining room walls.
Metal leaf and paint
"The Ring of Life" in the Big EZ lodge, Big Sky, MT. Painting of local landscape and wildlife images over Dutch metal leaf.
dimensions 20" H x 26" W x 14" D
made for Minter and self
I had a long time client ask me to design him a pair of andirons for his home last year. I took the opportunity to design and make a second set for my own home. In all the years I have been doing metalwork I have never set aside time to make a set of andirons for my own fireplace. We forged the main posts from 2" solid stock and fullered the half round groove with a fullering tool we made for our power hammer. I really like the design and how the pieces turned out. I feel it is a modern interpretation of a traditional style.
Iron and Steel
dimensions various dimensions
made for Dr. and Mrs. Burnett
This is an Anderson/Wise project that we worked on over the course of 1 1/2 years. We did all the ornamental and architectural metalwork in the home as well as some structural steel retaining walls that elevated the backyard 4' above the adjacent yards to allow for installation of an ingound pool. Some of the a work that we are most proud of is the cantilevered garage awning, the outdoor fireplace, the simple curved handrail and the front fencing with custom pedestrian and driveway gates. The fencing panels were recycled from a church in Pennsylvania and were made from wrought iron, a material which has not been produced for almost 100 years. The fence panels date back to the 1870's.