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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Zoltan David Galleria


Spanish cedar and glass
dimensions Facade 20 x 20

made for Zoltan David

May 2009

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. 


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Zoltan David at the Oasis


Native Texas pecan and power coated steel

made for Zoltan David

May 2011

 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 . 

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1 Niles Road

Portfolio greens

"Terra", a cement based plaster


Two layers of cement based plaster in the living room/media room.

Portfolio greens

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1 Niles Road

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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.

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The Big EZ

Portfolio big easy

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.


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Fireplace indirons

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Mild steel
dimensions 20" H x 26" W x 14" D

made for Minter and self

November 2010

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.

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Burnett residence


Iron and Steel
dimensions various dimensions

made for Dr. and Mrs. Burnett

August 2011

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.

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Jenkins kitchen

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made for Sarah Jenkins

March 2011

I had a lot of fun co-designing the backsplash and then inlaying some of the selected tiles into the counters. 

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