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Full extension drawers for pots and pans with a custom-formed drawer front.

This series of V-shaped runnels carry the rainwater from a rain-chain down to a dry well below the home with a series of drops between each segment.

The steel is left raw and will rust thoroughly.

This project was a collaboration with Pete Wilson, who performed all of the stone work.

We used a heavy hammered bar to frame the cabinetry in this Wade Hampton Pipes home. The remodel is designed by Emerick Architects and the banding is meant to evoke the furniture designs of the Timberline Lodge.

In order to achieve the proper surface texture and appearance on those bands we gave the steel a very aggressive acid bath, followed by some extensive removal of the resulting crust. The results were pretty spectacular.

These arch topped doors provide a clean, trim finish to the existing fireplace opening.

The doors close magnetically, and hinge all the way open to enjoy the fire.

Display stands of varying sizes and shapes for presenting fine jewelry in a store front glass jewelry case.

All elements have telescoping, adjustable fittings to allow for a variety of presentations. All the steel is gun-blued and clear coated.

These (and the very lovely jewelry they support) can be seen at the Seattle Twist art and jewelry store.

We made all the components of this modular system of office furniture at the new offices of Otis Construction.

Paul Steiner designed his new desks. The desk supports sleeve over the legs and the lightweight tube elements tie together to make a very rigid and stable work surface. Veneered 1″ plywood will make the tops. These images show the initial fit-up before the finish is applied.

We are also working on a conference table for this office space. More images to follow.

This was a really unique opportunity to do some work in New York City. The Queens Museum of Art will be reopening in November following a 3-year renovation designed by Grimshaw.

I collaborated with MontesBuild to fabricate a stainless steel guardrail that surrounds a large watershed display. All the short components were fabricated in Portland and shipped. I met the pieces in NY and installed the railing over a long weekend with help from a former employee now living and working in NYC — a nice reunion with dear ol’ Dan. All components are polished stainless drilled and tapped for high tension stainless cables.

The railing and display are at one end of the large central volume of the museum, just behind the pale blue wall seen in these images.

An update.. Some great images of the new museum space in this article by Architectural Record.

A railing built with rolled sections of DOM tubing that splice together to form one long, unbroken and fluid grab rail that follows all the undulations of the staircase it follows. The wall brackets are custom made for this project.

A tall glass partition wall to divide the bedroom and bath and provide privacy without closing in the spaces. We custom fabricated T-profile window mullions from laser-cut 3/16″ thick hot-rolled steel plate. The glass is held in place with angle frames and mechanical fasteners. All elements are gun-blued and clear coated, including the heads of all the fasteners.

My good friend Ben Cannard needed some extremely small casters (only 1-3/8″ tall overall) for an outdoor application. We knew we couldn’t find any wheels off-the-shelf at anywhere close to that size. So Ben asks, “Why not try to modify some skate wheels?” Why not indeed? Turned them out quite nicely. Then fabbed up some stainless steel custom yokes to finish them off.