Jewelry Armoire

This armoire was commissioned to hold a collection of jewelry. The challenge was to create a densely packed interior storage for diverse collection, including a few secret compartments.  The marquetry of abalone shell and dyed wood veneers highlights the hummingbird theme. I have been experimenting with knob/handle positions on several recent projects, which is a … Read more

Spiral Sushi Table

Making critically sized blocks for the pivoting drawers stays on this table held up this project for some time, since I was unsure about the drilling of eight extremely precise locations with only vague lines for reference. Two weeks making a special jig, three hours for milling the four blocks and eight minutes for drilling the 8 holes. Challenging little things! These interactive furniture … Read more

Piano Marquetry

A customized grand piano that required a strip of marquetry going around the outside of the piano casework, 23′ of a continuous vine marquetry imagry. It was first made with smaller sections, joined together then inlaid and glued onto the wooden side of the piano.

Musharabia Revision

This elaborate Middle Eastern mirror needed to be increased 12″ in height to fit a particular opening. This involved curring the mirror in half, adding a matching inlaid ebony section in the middle with a new screen of micro-turned ebony, bone, padauk parts. The 500 plus pieces were assembled into frames made of pewter, bone and ebony inlay. … Read more

Inlaid Ruby Cabinet

This cabinet was unusual and to my knowledge the first of its kind… It has an illuminated semiprecious stone panel in the door, that projects light through the stone into the sanctuary. This project took over one year to construct, was the largest Pietra Dure panel I have ever constructed on my own, and gave … Read more

Loyola University Crest

This project was for a new building for the Loyola University in New Orleans. set into a door that is over a widescreen monitor, one 48 inches; and the other 30 inches in diameter. All USA sustainable woods, water-base finish, LEEDS compliant, and thankfully, delivered on time.  Click here for more pics and info