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Location: Lisle, IL

I've been designing and building contemporary furniture and accessories full time for about 8 years. Prior to that, I was a painter doing highly realistic urban landscapes- scenes of Chicago, New York, Miami Beach, etc. My focus on urban architecture has helped me greatly with my furniture designs. Art Deco, Asian, and mid-century design aesthetics can be found in much of my work.
My wife and I live in Lisle, a western suburb of Chicago, although we're in the process of trying to relocate to the Seattle area. We have to sell our house first, though, and that's proving to be difficult in today's market.
Our 2 grown children live in Chicago and generally think we're nuts to want to move.
If anyone wants a totally remodeld house with a great 800 s/f shop attatched to it, let me know.

-- Alan Carter,

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#1 posted 2513 days ago

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 2513 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. Enjoy the community.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 2513 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#4 posted 2513 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#5 posted 2513 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!! And I say a huge WOW to the work I saw on your website. These are exactly the kind of pieces that my wife and I love, and lust after. Our dreams are big, and the checkbook is slim. And these are the kind of pieces I can only dream of trying to make. Thank you for showing that this kind of quality can be done.


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#6 posted 2513 days ago

Welcome to the one and the only LumberJocks website. Enjoy your time spent here. Should you have any woodworking questions do not hesitate to ask…Somebody will know the right answer.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#7 posted 2501 days ago

Welcome to our woodworking community!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#8 posted 2288 days ago

I don’t know about your paintings but you have truely found your calling consider submiting a portfollio of your work to motion picture studios i lived in florida for a while and MGM was looking for woodworkers and carpenters i never had a response but i think you’ve got a good shot, your eye for design is truely to be respected!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- I love this site !

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#9 posted 2287 days ago

tell me alan If You m engage J arrives immediately at the stroke You do super work

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#10 posted 1789 days ago

Congratulations on your upcoming 2 year anniversary being a Lumber Jock. Thanks for helping to make this a great site!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#11 posted 1527 days ago

dude awesome work….!!!!!!

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#12 posted 1424 days ago

Well, another year has rolled by. It must have been a really fun year because it seems like yesterday when I congratulated you on being a LJ for 2 years. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#13 posted 1423 days ago

Wow…three years…cool.

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