Chicago’s Loss was Alaska’s Gain

A True Craftsmen Through and Through…

 

Tim Krause, the owner of KRAUSEBUILT shows us what it means to be a true craftsman. He passionately designs cabins, saunas, furniture, glass, and other miscellaneous hand-made projects in Alaska.  Everything he touches – by the time he’s finished with it – portrays his attitude and dedication towards his art.  And what’s really interesting is the reason he decided to start this business in the first place….  Keep reading to find out, and be sure to browse this 4-page photo gallery of his work.

 

When I started looking at cabins here [in Alaska], I was very disappointed. I remember looking at D-log cabins and seeing them finished with white vinyl windows and cheap, low-quality cabinets from an aisle in Home Depot. Some cabins even had drywall inside. I was horrified!!! Coming from the Bungalow belt in Chicago, I have always been in awe of the craftsmanship showcased in these small, but beautiful little houses. Built in the early 1920’s and inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, these houses featured beautiful, thick oak trim, leaded glass windows, big solid doors with transom windows above. Why couldn’t a cabin in the woods display the same attention to high-quality detail, design and material? I was already a woodworker and built furniture as a hobby, so I figured why not build my own?  I offer the discerning customer a truly unique expression of classic craftsmanship and design.

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Cabins

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Furniture

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