One Tree Woodwork

Custom woodworking and art

Top ten countdown to foolishness: One Tree Woodwork

If your bored enough to wonder what I’ve been up to please follow me on http://instagram.com/onetreewoodwork  I have really enjoyed the low impact and ease of posting almost daily there. … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · 6 Comments

Farm House # 3 – interior shots

September 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

Termites and time have nothing on my chainsaw….

A particularly toasted piece of fir left out in the elements that had begun to have some termites chewing around on it became my weekend project. During our last move … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Turning Old houses into “Green”

When one talks about the very important topic of “green” homes,”renewable resources”,”carbon footprint”,”environmental degradation” and host of other fancy terminology one must not forget that sometimes the greenest thing to … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · 3 Comments

Old Barns and Old Ghosts: tell stories

Before I began work this morning I decided to take a walk. Preface: I love old buildings,I grew up in a classic old Texas farm house and for the first … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · 5 Comments

Artisan Builders latest project: Sycamore crossing

August 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

In the woods with fireflies

“What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · 5 Comments

Retro Kitchen Cabinets

A finished pic of some retro kitchen cabinets I recently built: It turned out well I think,but it made me really appreciate all of the technology in current cabinet building/designing … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · 8 Comments

Left handed: ambidextrous carving

May 26, 2014 · 4 Comments

Tiny Homes on the Move by Lloyd Kahn

I’ve only spent a few hours so far with the book and it’s already sent me into day dreaming mode about adventures and alternate ways of living out there on … Continue reading

May 4, 2014 · 8 Comments

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On this the day of my Birthday (plug in godfathers voice). I am still sick with the flu that started Monday afternoon. I haven’t thrown in the towel on having a little celebration with my poor family that are trapped in the house with me like rats on a sinking ship tonight. I kid I kid I’m the luckiest guy on the planet I’ve been taken care of better then I deserve. So as I sit here watching so many triple D’s I have donkey sauce shooting out my eyeballs. Only to have a break during commercials where they force feed you drug commercials for an ailment they hope you have. Well....I leave you with this thought a clip from a movie I like,called Elizabeth Town. Plan your work and work your plan but at the end of the day shit is going to happen. You either keep on jamming to some Skynyrd or you scream and run away. Keep trucking. Party on Wayne. This fever induced entertainment is done. Go back to your regularly scheduled program. And yes in this clip I am not the cool musicians but rather the bird on fire. Keep it loose
Getting closer to wrapping up this phase of the restoration of the Seward Plantation. Restoration has not really been in our wheelhouse for the last 15 years or so. Instead focusing most of our time on new custom homes. But from time to time we make exceptions for projects that either need us or are exciting. This one was both. I’m proud of what we have done for this old house. Preservation is so incredibly important and this house found the right clients and the right builder. It has been said that, at its best, preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future. William J. Murtagh #artisanbuilders#artisanbuilt#customhomes#preservation #thisoldhouse#preservingthepast#restorarion
Built a small secondary kitchen island cabinet for my house. * for the top I poured a concrete countertop using a reverse casting method (the bottom was the top). Inlaid mesquite rounds and broken glass from beer,wine and olive oil bottles. I also threw in some gemstones. Wet sanded with diamond orbital to expose aggregate,glass and stone. * built the cabinet carcass using native aromatic cedar (free score from dad) * the doors were faced with wild grapevine I harvested from the creek behind my house. Project cost - minimal Labor cost- don’t ask I’m not cheap🧐 Happy wife- priceless #homebuilder#chippylife #woodworker#buildit#brenham#brenhamtx#aromaticcedar #mesquitewood#concretecountertops #grapevine#imagination #onetreewoodwork #imbackbitches
Proven fact: everything taste better outside. #truth#getoutside#cookoutside#eatoutside#lake#saturdaze#coleman#lakesomerville #brenham
With 2018 almost in the books it’s got me feeling grateful for the opportunities that I’ve had this year. We decided as a family that one more lake day was in order before the calendar change. Flying by the seat of my pants had my phone (very uncharacteristically) low on battery. This was the last photo it took of our lake day,which was awesome almost no boaters in site. So I leave you with this quote that I’ve always been partial to. Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road. Jack Kerouac Happy New Years friends! #happynewyear #lake#lakepeople #lakebum#grateful#givingthanks#lifeisshort #getoutside#nature#2019goals
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