MoTC – James Krenov: Virtuoso in Words and Wood

Jonathan Binzen

*Net Producer’s Be aware – The slide present participant we used on the
previous web site doesn’t agree with the brand new web site. So Jon Binzen and I
have set forth updating and changing the slide reveals to
future-proof them. Whereas that is time consuming, it does give
us a chance to resurface a few of these unbelievable
glimpses into the work and minds of the world’s best
furnishings makers. With the School of the Redwoods Nice
Furnishings program altering its title to the Krenov Faculty, the
subsequent launch appeared apparent to us. We hope you get pleasure from it as a lot
as we speak as when it was initially launched in September of 2009.
-Ben Strano

James Krenov, who died at age 88 on September ninth, was one in all
essentially the most influential furnishings makers of the 20th century. His
4 books, starting with
A Cabinetmaker’s Notebook
, turned touchstones for a lot of
woodworkers and have bought practically half 1,000,000 copies.
Krenov’s message was much more highly effective in individual, and the 23
spots within the School of the Redwoods furnishings making program
the place Krenov taught for 25 years had been competed for by folks
from throughout the nation and world wide.

Born to Russian mother and father, Krenov lived in Alaska and Seattle as
a boy. After World Struggle II, he went to Sweden, the place he studied
below furnishings designer Carl Malmsten, and met his spouse,
Britta. They lived in Stockholm for 20 years, shifting to the
United States within the ’70s and selecting the coast in Ft.
Bragg, Calif.


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