St. Edward’s University Chapel

Locally-harvested elm and walnut, bronze, agate, glass

collaboration with Blacksmith Industries and Studio K Glass


Pollen Architects renovated the historic chapel at St. Ed's.  

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Relief Carving

Shell a

dimensions 12" x18"

March 2014


The Big Medium Studio tour continues this coming weekend......Visit David Amdur, Guild Chairman- at his South Austin Studio on 4000 Clawson Road.

Visit West. Big Medium, org for more information

This new piece will be on exhibit at the West Artist Studio Tour on the weekend of May 16th and 17th

from 11-6.  

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Gardner Restaurant

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White Oak


Designed and manufactured complete suite of furniture for Gardner Restaurant in Austin, TX. 

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Giacomo Bench

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Walnut or White Oak :: Danish Cord
dimensions 48W x 19D x 17-1/2H (31H with backrest)


Solid walnut or white oak bench with hand woven paper cord seat. 

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Giacomo Rocker

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Walnut or White Oak :: Danish Cord
dimensions 24-1/2W x 39-1/4D x 32H


Solid walnut or white oak rocking chair with hand woven paper cord seat. 

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Bleached Oak Doors


Bleached Ash, Tempered Glass and Stainless Steel Mesh

made for Scott Murray, builder and remodeler

February 2014

We were recently commissioned to make 6 interior doors for a remodel by Austin builder, Scott Murray.  Scott’s clients wanted the doors and cabinets to be as light in color as possible, so a two-step bleaching process was approved on an ash sample.  The doors and moldings had to be constructed prior to going through this bleaching process.   Four of the final doors of bleached ash have a stainless steel mesh panel and two of the doors have the steel mesh panel and a pane of tempered glass to make the doors more noise and dust-proof.

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Beacon Buffet

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Walnut :: Leather Pulls
dimensions 52W x 18D x 42H


Walnut Buffet / Sideboard with tambour door and leather drawer pulls

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Trinity Chapel

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Maple and Cherry


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

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Whetstone Stereo


Walnut lumber & walnut veneer. Audio components by Whetstone Audio.
dimensions 60"w x 28"d x 41"h

made for For Sale

October 2013

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

Turntable: Rega RP3 turntable with IsoNode Pro anti-vibration feet

Speakers: Guru QM-10/2.  Grill cloth by Marshall Amplifiers.

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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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