Bruce Trueman Architectural Fabrications


Thanks for visiting my new website. This gives me an opportunity to share more about myself with you.   


I have always gravitated to "hands-on" building, and love quality woodwork. I really enjoy working with my clients to design ways to meet specific needs and desires. To be able to follow thru to build the project we design is a most satisfying aspect for me. I like working with non-rectilinear elements, making curved parts for reception desks, stairways, etc


You will see here a wide range of projects, both commercial and residential. I have tried to show some details as well as overviews, and also a few of the design development sketches that are relevant.

I feel fortunate to live in the central coast. My home is in Mission Oaks in Solvang. My workshop is nearby in rural Buellton, under shade trees and next to a beautiful pond and open fields, recently they were planted with 5 acres of yellow marigolds! Being on the central coast is good because I can get to clients in either LA or SF in a few hours, assuming that I don't get stuck in big city traffic along the way!    

My hobby interest has always been cars. First, I owned a bunch of Alfa Romeos, MGs and Packards. But my most enduring interest is in woody cars from the '30s thru 1950.  I have owned and worked several Chrysler and Plymouth woodies, and I currently have a 1949 Chevy truck woodie being restored as a streetrod on a S10 chassis. I have worked on many Fords for various customers and friends. I have provided an online gallery of some great woodies that I photograph at car shows, etc.  

And I also have a hobby of drawing cars and making rubber stamps of these cars (especially woodies). Every cabinetmaker looks for something to do with the lovely cut-off scraps of beautiful hardwoods that always accumulate in a busy shop. I have an Ebay store to sell these, check out .... Rubber Meets The Road

Thank you to my wonderful customers who have sent me reference letters. I have put a few here, and there are many more that space does not allow me to post. If you are looking at a specific type of project, I can provide more specific references to relevant past projects, on request.


About Bruce Trueman

My Favorite Links

  1. Oak Creek Commons

  2. Rubber Meets The Road

  3. Humanize (my brother’s web design company)

  4. Eating Liberally (my sister’s blog)