I'm not a professional designer by a long shot, just someone who enjoys creating things.  Some recent projects are the remodeling of our old home and my ever-present bikes. I love to get out in my workshop and build single speed and other kinds of bikes with old-school steel frames I pick up on eBay.  I call these and other projects "Marshall Design." I also enjoy what I would call utilitarian design.  By that I mean making the most of whatever it is you have.  We have since moved and I've now got a new garage workshop that is even more spacious and practical, and I kept my custom-built oak workbench. Love my woodworking, but also learning how to weld so I can incorporate more of an industrial look in my designs.  Click on the images for an enlarged view. 

Thanks, Paul

Workshop in my new house. It is my Zen Retreat.  I can spend hours in here doing nothing but sanding.

Kitchen/Bathroom Remodel

1982 Schwinn World Sport Build

This is my workshop in our old house.  Really loved it, and miss it.

1989 Trek 400 Build
1989 Trek 400 Build

Original frame

Front chainring and crank
Front chainring and crank

Original cranks, repainted, new chainring

1989 Trek 400 Build
1989 Trek 400 Build

Original frame

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1982 Schwinn World Sport
1982 Schwinn World Sport

Love this build, it is the bike I use as my single-speed commuter. It has a flip-flop hub should I ever dare try fixed gear. Nice steel frame, great rattle can paint job. NOS Schwinn seat.

Schwinn Badge
Schwinn Badge

1982 Schwinn World Sport
1982 Schwinn World Sport

Final product.

1982 Schwinn World Sport
1982 Schwinn World Sport

Love this build, it is the bike I use as my single-speed commuter. It has a flip-flop hub should I ever dare try fixed gear. Nice steel frame, great rattle can paint job. NOS Schwinn seat.

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Table
Table

Latest project, a table for our foyer. Quarter-sawn white oak top with a skirt of offset mahogany of varying shades, and 30" hairpin steel legs.

Underside
Underside

Table
Table

Table
Table

Latest project, a table for our foyer. Quarter-sawn white oak top with a skirt of offset mahogany of varying shades, and 30" hairpin steel legs.

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Bathroom/Before
Bathroom/Before

Before photograph of our 1970's bathroom.

Bathroom/Before
Bathroom/Before

Another before photograph of the bathroom, and its lovely wallpaper

Kitchen/After
Kitchen/After

Detail of the sink area. The tile highlights (turtles, frogs, etc.) were designed and created by my cousin, Rocky Mann, a potter from Bar Harbor, Maine

Bathroom/Before
Bathroom/Before

Before photograph of our 1970's bathroom.

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Before. Stanley Credenza.
Before. Stanley Credenza.

From 1960s, with added heinous flower stickers, faded wood, ugly knobs.

After. Refurbished Stanley Credenza.
After. Refurbished Stanley Credenza.

Stripped, stained, and finished, with new brushed nickel knobs, SS Hairpin legs, and green felt-lined upper drawer.

Before. Stanley Credenza.
Before. Stanley Credenza.

From 1960s, with added heinous flower stickers, faded wood, ugly knobs.

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River Desk
River Desk

Quarter-sawn white oak, inlaid with routered out river bed filled with blue glow in the dark resin, atop an antique Singer sewing machine base.

River Desk
River Desk

Bring out the clamps

River Desk
River Desk

Completed desk

River Desk
River Desk

Quarter-sawn white oak, inlaid with routered out river bed filled with blue glow in the dark resin, atop an antique Singer sewing machine base.

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