The Roots of TRW Woodworks

For more than forty years now I have been making my style of Rustic Furniture and Rustic Décor. I learned to love this form of furniture making when I first visited the great Adirondack lodges in upstate New York as a child. Old world craftsman from around the world came to New England and plied their trades to build barns and bridges, homes and even the rustic furniture and tools they needed.
The roots of TRW Woodworks follow a long path from those New England states and their rich history, all the way to Alaska and the relics left behind from the Gold rush days and those that pioneered the fishing industry. Finally, to the Pacific Northwest and the Bitterroot Valley in western Montana where homesteaders and loggers fashioned wood for their needs. Along the way while observing how the old timers did it, I have created my own style of rustic furniture, log furniture and rustic décor using whatever wood is available. 

For the past 24 years, I have called the Spooner Creek Ranch, situated in the Bitterroot Valley south of Stevensville, Montana, home. This 125 year old homestead is the perfect setting to pursue my trade.The old homesteads, surrounding mountains and rivers hold an abundance of materials to work with including barn wood and driftwood. Easy travel to the West Coast and the high desert of Eastern Oregon gives me access to juniper, redwood, maple and myrtle wood. Always keeping an eye out for that perfect slab or burl to bring home, I often find walnut and willow to mix for contrast and beauty in my rustic log furniture.

Rustic Made in Montana

Most days will find me and our black lab, Louie, working in the shop creating something new and different while Bob and Ziggy, a pair of Manx cat brothers, guard the door from the old overstuffed chair by the wood stove.

My rustic furniture is handmade, one at a time, and each piece is unique. I use mortise and tenon and trestle construction because it is time proven and very strong and I cross tie and install spreaders where needed for strength. Walnut pegs are used to secure my square tenon construction.

If you have something special you would like to request or require a different type of wood or finish please feel free to contact me.  I would be happy to work with you on your custom designs.

Tim White

Handmade Rustic Montana spoon set