entrance gate

Large Entrance Gate

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Large Entrance Gate

Street Entrance Door ,with forgings

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Street Entrance Door ,with forgings

This is one of a dozen pieces I designed and fabricated for a client in Belvedere on the lagoon. The door has a redwood frame faux painted like driftwood (and to match the stonework colors of the interior Tuscan courtyard),with a trellis of vine growth in mid-panel and grasses on the lower panel in forged steel with a rust patina.


Fiddlehead Fern Gate

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Fiddlehead Fern Gate

This was a commission for De Anza College as the entrance to their 4 acre native plant garden. The fern shapes are forged from 1/2 inch round stock. Each bar is hammered in a notching die after it is tapered.


French Provincial Entrance Gate

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French Provincial Entrance Gate

This is one of a dozen pieces I made for one property in Marin County. They had a French Provincial "cottage"(over 100 ft. long with slate roof, 3 stories) that needed pieces designed in the same architectural vernacular,(that the deer couldn't slip through)...


"Mother Tree Entrance Gate"

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"Mother Tree Entrance Gate"

Here's My client with his new gate.
This composition is a symphony in red. The steel frame has been treated with an acid patina to turn it rust red. The wood is old growth redwood (recycled) and the


"The Guimard Gate"

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"The Guimard Gate"

The house is an exquisite 1928 Arts and Crafts Style home,very spacious,lots of light from big windows and LOTS of rooms.Even though the house is in a more restrained style,the clients love Art Nouveau and gave me the freedom to explore that vernacular. The pool has no railing around it so the only barrier from the street is my driveway gate and what I build in the front of the house. This requires me to fabricate to code(no 4"gaps) which is a royal pain in the ass if you're trying to create beauty...


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