Bike Shelf

The Bike Shelf has been chosen as a finalist in the first ever Dwell Modern World Awards. The winners will be announced at this years Dwell on Design conference on June 24th. I am very honored to be even mentioned in the same context as the other designers in my category, let alone up for this award. If you have a minute, take a look at the other finalists and if you think the Bike Shelf should win, please vote for it. It is in the “Play” category.

While visiting many friends small apartments here in SF and more so in NY, I noticed that there is a void when it comes to elegant bike management. Bikes always get in the way – either in the hall, or leaning up against a bookshelf or something. So, I decided to design something to fix that problem. It is called the Bike Shelf.

Coffee at 10 degrees

A friend approached me a while back about making her a coffee table. Then I had two children… my son and a Bike Shelf. So, luckily she was patient and after a bit of a wait, I finally got her the table she had been waiting for.


I am always looking for ways to reduce my waste on projects by finding ways to use scrap. There isn’t always a great solution because scraps by definition are usually unusable cutoffs that tend to be small and oddly shaped. When making the Bike Shelves, I end up with a lot of strips of nice Walnut from trimming various parts of the shelves. Since I love to cook and strips were the perfect cutoff, the best possible use of these seemed to be cutting boards. Read More.

Platform Bed

Here’s one of the first projects I undertook when I decided to try this as a full time gig – a platform bed for my friend George. Although it felt like I bit off a little more than I could chew at the time, I’m happy with the way it turned out… and so is George.

Lil’zakos Crib

With the arrival of my first child, comes some new furniture. Please check out the new crib I have designed and built for the little man that is on his way.

Lil’zakos Dresser/Changing Table

The kid is gonna need a place to get clean and dressed, so here is his dresser/changing table.

I am thinking of making a couple other things for the room, so stay tuned.

Scrap table

There is always good quality scrap laying around the shop that either gets used for jigs or just thrown out so I decided to see what I could do with a pile of Ash that had been laying around for a while. This is the result. Hope you like where it’s headed.

Work Table

Desk FrontThis is a worktable/desk that I recently finished for a client. She is a fashion designer and needed something she could do multiple things on… sketch, cut fabric, trace patterns and so on. So, I designed and built this table for her.

It has a drawing surface on the left that raises up and a light box on the right. There are 3 drawers that open from either side of the table, as well as custom carved trays for her various tools.

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ClosetMy wife wanted a closet, so we sacrificed what was once our dance party room, aka “The Small Room” to build her a custom walk-in. It was a lot of work and time but I’m really happy with the way it turned out.

I’m available for for any custom closet needs.
* I am not a licensed contractor.
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Record Shelf

Record Shelf

A custom made record shelf I made to house my collection of LPs.

Available for custom order.
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Entertainment Unit

Entertainment Unit
A custom entertainment unit I built to house my Stereo/TV/Wii equipment.

Available for custom order.
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