Contemporary Style    


The contemporary pieces of my portfolio are usually characterized by many of the following design characteristics:

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Tables & Desks        Beds        Fireplace Mantels

Cabinetry & Built-Ins        Picture Frames & Artwork

Tables & Desks

Mahogany & Curly Maple Dining Buffet        This stunning dining room buffet showcases four massive columns veneered with "flamed" mahogany crotch veneer along with curly maple caps and bridge sections, which incorporate concealed lighting for the mahogany columns.

Bubinga Coffee Table        Contemporary coffee table with "waterfall" bubinga veneer and a solid mahogany base.

Children's Desk & Bookcase        Built specifically for the client's young daughter, this desk, hutch, and bookcase collection is finished in neutral white with some pastel green accents to blend in nicely with the other primary colors in the bedroom.

Triple-S Night Stand        A highly stylized night stand design made in black walnut.  The legs have three S-curves fashioned into them, mirroring the contours of the table top and the lower shelf.  Also available in other wood species.

Porcelain Tiled Coffee Table        This contemporary styled coffee table combines beautifully glazed porcelain tiles with European beech lumber/veneer to create a perfect match with other modern furniture in this living room.

Veneered Writing Desk        Meticulously crafted from 3 different exotic veneer species, this writing desk has an ultra-contemporary appearance.

Veneered File Storage Cabinet        Built to match the aesthetics of a Veneered Writing Desk commissioned previously by the client, this small file storage cabinet sits on hidden casters so it can be easily moved in relation to the desk.

Contemporary Oak Home Office        This home office cabinetry is crafted from custom-ordered riftsawn red oak veneer and includes a massive 10' long computer desk/workstation.

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Oak Platform Bed        Clean, simple design with pedestal drawer storage.

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Fireplace Mantels

Mahogany & Onyx Fireplace Mantel        This dramatic contemporary-styled fireplace mantel combines figured ribbon-stripe mahogany with stunning onyx pilasters and frieze panels which are illuminated from within, giving the stone an ethereal glow.

Bubinga Mantel & Plasma TV Enclosure        This contemporary mantel features exotic bubinga veneer and cleverly conceals a plasma HDTV behind hinged panels with touch latches.

Maple Fireplace Mantel        Natural maple mantel for contemporary gas fireplace.

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Cabinetry & Built-Ins

Bubinga & Mahogany Wine Alcove        Painstakingly installed in a narrow arched alcove adjacent to the client's main kitchen, this set of display and serving cabinets houses a wine storage fridge and features eye-popping 3D waterfall-bubinga veneer and color-matched mahogany lumber and door moldings.

Contemporary Flat-Panel TV/AV Stand        Commissioned by a client in Houston, this highly-stylized TV/AV stand employs graceful curves and angled/tapered legs adorned with mottled makore, ebony, and birds-eye maple veneers.

Contemporary Oak Bookshelves        Crafted from custom-ordered riftsawn red oak veneer, these contemporary bookshelves form an island in a dual use room, with office space on one side and a home theater on the opposite side of this island.

Contemporary Oak Home Office        This home office cabinetry is crafted from custom-ordered riftsawn red oak veneer and includes a massive 10' long computer workstation as well as file and office supply storage.

Contemporary Oak Home Theater        Sitting behind a large set of custom bookcases, this home theater cabinetry conceals massive amounts of power and data cabling and provides storage for numerous AV components and a large DLP television.

Contemporary Mahogany Bookshelves        Made from ribbon-stripe mahogany, these bookshelves in a client's home office were also designed to hold a home theater system with a 42" plasma screen.

Maple Closet Cabinets        Maple cabinets dramatically increase the usable space in this closet while giving it a very clean, contemporary look.

Contemporary Wenge Bathroom Cabinets        These high-end cabinets are covered in a dark, rich wenge veneer and appear to float above the floor of this spacious master bathroom.

Curved-Front Ebony Bathroom Vanity        Designed for a small powder room, this curved-front vanity is veneered with Macassar ebony and finished with a burgundy-toned lacquer to create a rich crimson color that ties in with the floral sink design.

Maple Laundry Room Cabinets        These contemporary maple cabinets cleverly conceal a set of new, highly popular front-load washer and dryer, providing ample counter space for sorting and folding laundry.

To view other styles, please see the Bookshelves & Built-Ins, Closet & Wardrobe Cabinets, and Kitchens & Bathrooms pages

Picture Frames & Artwork

Large Wenge Frame        Solid wenge frame for a beautiful contemporary painting.

Veneered Lighted Sculpture Stand        Custom-made to accommodate a 3D glass sculpture, this stand is veneered with razor-mottled anigre veneer and encloses a light fixture to illuminate the artwork from below.

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