Cordwood by Nick Kautzer, Tuolumne, California

What good fortune to find an excellent timber framer who infills with cordwood.  Nick Kautzer is that framer/builder and is located in Tuolumne, CA.

Nick Kautzer is a fine craftsman and cordwood mason.  He has a wonderful "eye" for detail and his buildings flow into their surroundings.

Nick Kautzer is a fine craftsman and cordwood mason. He has a wonderful “eye” for detail and his buildings flow into their surroundings.

Nick’s website lists the following:  “We specialize in timber framing, custom furniture, and stone masonry to cultivate timeless, naturally beautiful craftsmanship.  We  are dedicated to utilizing sustainable and locally sourced materials to create long-lasting quality products.”      http://www.kautzercraftsmanship.com/

Interior corner with framing, bottle ends and red cedar.

Interior corner with framing, bottle ends and red cedar.

This is also from Nick’s website.  “Hello, I am Nick Kautzer, designer and builder of timber framing, stone masonry, furniture, rock walls, patios and doors. I also create cordwood structures such as Cupolas, green houses and additions to existing structures. Custom designs for furniture to homes are always welcome. Talk to me about your ideas or share some pictures with me to explore the possibilities. My passion for building with natural materials stems back to my father who is a master of fine cabinetry.”

As you can see Nick is an artist with his framing, window placement and cordwood.

As you can see Nick is an artist with his framing, window placement and cordwood.

Cordwood when done properly, is such a visual feast.

Cordwood when done properly, is such a visual feast.

The door sends a warm and inviting message.

The door sends a warm and inviting message.

If this appeals to you and you want to use Nick’s services, please contact him at: Email: kautzercraftsmanship@yahoo.com Nick says, “If you have a project in mind that is not listed above you are welcome to contact me.  I am happy to collaborate on unique projects.”

Should you wish to learn how to build a cordwood chicken coop, cottage, cabin or home, please visit www.cordwoodconstruction.org   While you are there, click on the pictures, read the brief articles, check out the latest workshops and newsletter and if you are interested click on the Online Bookstore to see all the cordwood literature available in print and ebook format.

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If you have questions that aren’t answered on the website you can email me at richardflatau@gmail.com  

Readers have requested a brief bio, so here goes:

“Richard & Becky Flatau built their mortgage-free cordwood home in 1979 in Merrill, Wisconsin. Since then, they have written books, conducted workshops, facilitated the 2005,  2011 and 2015 Cordwood Conferences and provided consultation for cordwood builders.  Cordwood Construction: Best Practices and Cordwood Conference Papers 2015 are the newest publications available from their online cordwood bookstore.   www.cordwoodconstruction.org

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One response to “Cordwood by Nick Kautzer, Tuolumne, California

  1. beautiful detail

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