This is John. He loves to design and fabricate.

John has been an artist since he was young but he arrived where he is today with an interesting twist.  When he was 14 years old, he announced to his family that he wanted to be the become a helicopter pilot in the United States Marine Corps...

"he who works with his hands is a laborer.  he who works with his hands and his head is a craftsmen.  he who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist."

                                                                         -- St francis of assissi (1181-1226)

MY groundbreaking designs can be found in homes and offices around the world

All of my works are designed with strength and Aesthetics in mind.  I combine the beauty of naturally finished hard woods with metals bases for a solid look and feel.  Functional art that will last generations. 


JDL Designs Philosophy

JDL Designs was created to bring unique, beautiful, and sturdy pieces of functional furnishings and artwork into the home or office space.  The pieces that I produce usually take several months to complete, ensuring that every single step is done correctly and with precision.  I utilize unique fasteners such as push/pull rods, spherical bearings, and titanium bolts to assemble my work.  This not only makes a stunningly bold statement but it also adds strength and beauty.  Being a pilot, aircraft mechanic, and motorsports enthusiast; I incorporate a lot of automotive, racing and aviation themes into my pieces.   I enjoy combining the strength of steel and the natural beauty of hard woods.   If you would like to add a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of functional artwork to your home, made with the finest materials and custom built by a local artist, then please contact me.  


  • Always the finest hand selected materials for the client and location
  • Always made as if it was going in my own house.  Corners are never cut
  • All works are custom, extremely sturdy and deigned to last generations