The Push Closet

This closet has no doors so that your clothes are easily displayed. Made out of reclaimed Oak . Easy to assemble and disassemble with 8 bolts. Oil wax finish.

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Teak Door

I was asked to build this front door for a new contemporary modern residence in the Palisades. Solid 3/4 inch teak sandwiched on a core piece of plywood (no formaldehyde) with two narrow windows cut into the 8 foot door. The whole thing(about 650 pounds) hangs on pivots and works with a magnetic lock. No door handles required. Opens both ways.

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Backyard Oasis

This was a junk filled overgrown backyard. I was asked to create an attractive outdoor patio. I used fsc certified douglas fir to create the open slated roof. I built the fence afterward treating it with natural stain oil. For the roof I draped unbleached organic cotton fabric over the wood slats to create a zen like feel.

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The Curious Palate – Mar Vista

A deli cafe with excellent fresh, organic food bought from local farmers’ markets.

Owners Elliot and Mark wanted a rustic look for their new restaurant. Looking at it in its original state as a fast food taco joint, I imagined opening up the flat, wide ceiling. This created a perfect open and airy feeling.

I used reclaimed douglas fir as a repeating element for the chalk board, the tables, the cash register and the community table in the patio dining area.

These are made of reclaimed 17 foot long Douglas Fir beams. The lighter stripe in the middle from the restaurant table tops are new FSC certified Doug Fir, this I added as a design element. All wood is finished with natural oil.

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Floating Desk

The Challenge was to create a desk without any legs. I remembered from my architecture studies in Germany how torque works. I used that knowledge and anchored the desk in the wall.

It extends from the wall out to 7 feet into the room and is able to support any body weight on the end. Material is wheat board, structural support metal and High pressure laminate (indoor air certified)

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Garden Bench

A perfect place to relax . Made out of cypress wood from a sustainably managed US forest. The ample seat space and open angle of the back make this a great place to sit with friends or to stretch out for a nap.

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Entertainment Center

A contemporary piece with clean lines and knob-free pop open doors. Audio equipment is hidden behind these perforated steel, wooden framed doors.

Thus it’s possible to use the remote control without opening the doors, keeping the furniture dirt free. There is a spacious shelf underneath the equipment area for art books and personal items. Made out of Wheatboard and sprayed with Aura Paints.

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Glass Armonica Case

Trueblood composer Nathan Barr uses this glass armonica invented by Ben Franklin in many of his scores. He asked me to build a contemporary, protective, attractive case and seat for it. Wood is fsc oak. mitered corners. traditional wood joints. Finished with oil and wax.

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