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  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


Throwback pic: 13 or so years ago me and a buddy of mine spent many a weekend in the woods milling trees that I subsequently built many pieces of furniture from.Coming across this pic sent my mind on a bit of a memory drift : 
You never know what childhood memories will shape what and who you are. For me the smell of a chainsaw and the smell of fresh cut oak and the way sawdust feels on my arm always takes me back to childhood and going on weekend adventures into the woods to cut wood for the wood stove at home. The wood stove that was our only source of heat for the first few years of our life in the country after moving from the city. Looking back now I know my father would have obviously loved to have been able to have just turned a dial and had heat in our home. But as a kid I never saw the work or inconvenience of it just the adventure,the smell, the sound and the excitement of being in the woods cutting wood with my family.#onetreewoodwork #roots#smalltowntx#chainsawmill#furniturebuilder#customhomebuilder#secondgenerationbuilder#woodisgood#builditandhewillcome #husqvarna #bodark#mesquitewood #bluecollar #familymemories The American white pelican has the second biggest wingspan of any North American bird second only to the California Condor. They often collectively hunt (herd) fish in this case the abundant shad along the lake shore the very same place I throw my cast net for shad actually. In Texas this time of year we play host to so many birds migrating here for the warmer temperatures and easier non frozen fishing grounds.#getoutside#lakesomerville #txstatepark#whitepelicans#migration#birdsofinstagram Can't find a spoon carve a spoon. Mesquite.#onetreewoodwork#spooncarving #mesquitewood#woodisgood Find some Holiday cheer wherever you can.#getoutside#shinercheer #lakesomerville Did a little pre-Turkey hike around the lake with the family this morning. Before the weather and turkey hang over sets in. I haven't been to the lake since the last big batch of rain and man did it rise.#thanksgiving2015 #getoutside #lakesomerville #preturkey#texasig#welchpark On this the day before Thanksgiving I give thanks for BEING HERE NOW. We are here and others we love are not and that is just life. Fragile and fleeting this life is and we are here for only a moment a flash really. We owe it to life and those around us to always "Be here now". #onetreewoodwork #thanksgiving2015 #beherenow#ramdass Flip side of necklace. Just plain old wood therapy on this side.#onetreewoodwork #aromatherapyjewelry #mesquitewood#woodisgood Prototype: aromatherapy necklace carved mesquite and then I molded and stamped  natural earth clay that dries hard but stays semi porous. Which makes a good substrate to put a few drops of your favorite essential oil on it (not my idea just my take on it). #onetreewoodwork #aromatherapy #aromatherapyjewelry #esentialoils #woodjewlery
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