Field Notes


  • Adventurer Spence Kellum designed this one-of-a-kind “pinged” metal fence made of paint grip steel for a repeat DBA customer. (See Soaring Hawk.)… Keep Reading→

    POSTED ON: August 28th, 2014

  • A shed for John Hart Asher and Bonnie Evridge’s East Austin compound. To maximize their garden space, we hung the shed off the edge of the hill. The shed is made from mostly reclaimed materials (oil pipe, old corrugated) and those big steel sliding panels (no idea what those were for!).… Keep Reading→

    POSTED ON: August 28th, 2014

  • We worked with Dai Due’s Jesse Griffiths to design custom grills for the new brick and mortar on Manor Road. We tested these grills at our camp a few times. We also fabricated custom “knife” tap handles for their selection of local beers.… Keep Reading→

    POSTED ON: August 28th, 2014

  • This custom fence was to cross three separate “lots,” so we designed them as “sisters.” Each has some similar characteristics, but their individual “personalities” (and functions). The first one was simple steel and welded wire. The second is the same system but expanded into a gabion basket to hold rocks. The third one utilizes cedar posts instead of welded wire.… Keep Reading→

    POSTED ON: August 28th, 2014

  • The Morris family commissioned us to design a ‘pavilion’ at their scenic property in Amalia, N.M. The whole DBA team camped on site for two weeks while we crafted this unique structure from locally harvested materials. All the stones in the gabion wall were collected within a 30-foot radius of the structure. Phase II includes a bathroom and bunkhouse…… Keep Reading→

    POSTED ON: August 26th, 2014

  • DBA’s Philip Burkhardt worked closely with this East Austin couple to design and fabricate custom steel and wood kitchen counters , shelves, and an island. The client harvested the Oak countertops from an old shipping container, and we found that amazing mop sink in a salvage yard. … Keep Reading→

    POSTED ON: August 26th, 2014


6 days ago

Design Build Adventure

Weld, swim, eat, drink, hike, at amazing Texas ranchDon't miss the opportunity to get outside, get your hands dirty and explore the outdoors in an exciting new way. Join Explore Ranches Design Build Adventure and Dan Dyer in partnership with Tecovas and YETI at Cowboy Camp at Hudsepth River Ranch. The weekend activities will take place at the headwaters of the Devils River from October 4-6. Participants will get to swim, weld a special design project to assist in the open-fire cooking for Saturday night's dinner, enjoy a special drink from Garrison Brothers Distillery, listen to live music and so much more. Use the link below to register today. Only three tickets left!
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