David Clark’s Modern and Rustic Woodwork

There’s something about the crisp coolness in this new fall air that is making us crave natural wood inspiration lately. We stumbled across a Texas craftsman deftly mixing modern and rustic with projects like storage, furniture and even some pretty awesome outdoor structures we really wish we had in our backyard.

Thick pieces of wood left intentionally discolored. Rusty metal used as structural pieces. Warm wood tones that marry nicely into a modern aesthetic. All of these elements are in the online portfolio of Austin woodworker David Alexander Clark. We’re really won over by how simple and concise his designs are; they’re functional but beautiful, too.

We’re over the moon for the studio he built for someone’s Travis Height’s backyard, which features a bright red door and a facade of weather worn and varied, warm wood. We’re also digging the metal and wood trellis he created.

Austinites will be able to spot some of his newest work at an event celebrating the additions to two shops in South Austin, Spartan and Bows & Arrows. You can see his work for yourself on his website and ongoing projects on his tumblr.

Have you been craving any specific design elements due to the change in seasons? Let us know!

Images: Photos taken from David’s website and tumblr