In the 20 years since he left Sweden and began teaching and writing in America, James Krenov has caused a quiet revolution among woodworkers and cabinetmakers. This volume presents photos of Krenov's own cabinets alongside furniture designed and made by his students. Included are short essays by Krenov, along with remarks by his former students on his role in their lives, their own views on craftsmanship, their material, and their lives as craftsmen. Krenov's thoughts on why he works with wood, on working with the color and figure variations in wood, and on craftsmanship will interest novice and experienced woodworkers alike. James Krenov is the author of The Fine Art of Cabinetmaking, The Impractical Cabinetmaker, and Worker in Wood. He directs the cabinetmaking program at the College of the Redwoods.
Seth Janofsky is a professional photographer. They live in Fort Bragg, California.