The krenov school the very human art of fine woodworking. Redwood i acquired a 17 board foot redwood slab from a gentleman at a woodworking swap meet many years ago.
James krenov michael burns david welter and jim budlong all had so much.
Redwoods fine woodworking. James krenov trained under swedish furniture designer carl malmstem. Services craftsmanship and precision. For over twenty years hundreds of passionate fine woodworkers enjoyed the unique experience of learning directly from james krenov founder of what was then known as the college of the redwoods fine furniture program in fort bragg california.
Shavings curl from the plane in my hands swish and slide as i rock to the motion of the work. Like malmstem krenov reached out to people through his furniture. Our shop is located in boulder creek california.
He said he had grown up seeing the slab in his grandfather s barn. The figure is stunning. After graduating from the center for furniture craftsmanship s nine month comprehensive program in maine and the college of the redwoods fine woodworking program in california he s glad to be home even though life in texas means he may encounter a huge spider or two.
My experience in the field of furniture making and design is a combination of high school work experience self teaching and the excellent time spent in the fine woodworking program at the college of the redwoods in fort bragg california in 1989 90. I counted 367 years in the slab. And some of them are just begging to be written down and shared.
In the heart of california s coastal redwoods fine woodworking. We specialize in custom furniture cnc machining wood turning and digital lutherie. A redwood tree is inlayed at the 12th fret in homage.
Who knows when it was cut. Josh smith presents a bench to classmates at the college of the redwoods fine woodworking program. You hear these little nuggets around the shop from time to time whether in a lecture a walk around or just in conversation.
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