About Andrew Traub
The work on this website is a sampling of some of the projects I’ve worked on dating back to the 1988 remodel and addition of a small house in Venice, California. During that time I was drafting building plans for an architect located in Santa Monica, California, who specialized in custom residential remodels and additions. I have a good working knowledge of construction, building systems and materials and have designed several additions and a few single family homes. That background has evolved into the design and woodworking I do today.
Currently I have a small woodworking shop in Boise, Idaho. I take on a variety of projects for local clients, provide structures and project assistance for a few artist friends, and sell handmade work on Etsy.com. I also take on residential design projects and provide the necessary building plans.
My sustainable woodworking projects include salvaged wood, juniper, and beetle kill pine ("blue pine"), which is pine naturally turned blue gray due to a pine bark beetle infestation. Salvage logging that wood, and milling it into usable lumber for folks like me, is the serendipitous end result to an otherwise heartbreaking forest die off that’s taking place in the Rocky Mountain states.