One Tree Woodwork

Custom woodworking and art

Beam work

Below is a few pictures of a wooden truss system I have been working on with my guys made up of douglas fir beams. The bottom chord of the truss is made up of 2 6×12″-14′ pieces joined in the middle with a 1/4″ steel plate bolted through with 1/2″ carriage bolts. The reason for the joint is that the room is 26′ wide and the longest fir beam we could get from our supplier  kiln dried was 16′. The rafters,king post,queen post were all made with 6×8″ and all connections were secured with 1/4″ steel plate through bolted. From floor to the bottom of the truss is 16′ to the peak another 8′. Each truss we estimate to weigh around 1,000 pounds.I love the smell of douglas fir it reminds me of christmas time.



Saw these stags on my way into work just as I entered the ranch.


I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
Winston Churchill


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This entry was posted on November 15, 2011 by in Uncategorized.


Dad and I built this house in 2011 on a stone outcropping overlooking Lake Somerville. It was just published in the Luxe Life - Houston Chronicle. How you like them apples!

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#lakesomerville#welchpark#flyfishing#kayaking #txkayakfishing #getoutside#outsidefamily #takeakidfishing #fish#bethewater Sunday night.Smoked pork butt.Buffalo nickel camp knife. All is well. Happy Valentine’s! Get in where you fit in. I am home. Love - T Rowan who will be turning 9 years old tomorrow received a lego v-dub at his birthday party yesterday. Obsessed with building it from the moment he opened it. This morning my wife goes into his room at 4:45 he has his lap top open,tv on and he is midway through bag 2. He looks up with the eyes of an obsessed builder,a look she has seen many times from (me). With no help from anybody he finished the obsession.... I mean project just before noon. Never got angry or frustrated but most importantly seemed to enjoy the process. A project for 16 year olds and older 1,167 pieces later. He’s grown so much in the last year....which gives me hope maybe it’s not too late for me to grow as well. Determination and obsession can be a very productive duo just don’t forget to enjoy the ride. @lego .
#dadlife TGIF friends!! Still toying with different color combinations for the official Artisan Builders cap. This combo is pretty sweet but I’m going to have a few other color combos made to compare. What do y’all think? Cheers.

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