The Krenov School
“But they (craftsmen) keep stable the fabric of the world,
and their prayer is in the practice of their trade.”
~ Sirach 38:34
A Unique Approach to Fine Woodworking
The Krenov School at Mendocino College, offers a nine-month program in fine cabinet and furniture making with Laura Mays, Jim Budlong, Greg Smith, Ejler Hjorth-Westh, and Todd Sorenson. In addition, workshops lasting a few days or weeks are offered in the summer.
All of our courses are designed for the aspiring cabinetmaker who hopes to combine sensitivity with personal expression, patiently striving toward a goal best described as fine craftsmanship. We view craftsmanship as our legacy from woodworkers who have striven toward consistent excellence, which is perhaps the best definition of the word quality. Our efforts toward this goal have been recognized by the woodworking community around the world.
Information on how to apply to our program, what classes are offered and when, financial aid, scholarship information, and our application materials.
About the School
Details on our faculty and staff, the workshop and its facilities, and Fort Bragg the town.
In addition to our nine month program we also offer shorter courses during the summer. Some classes are offered every year, while others rotate in and out.
“Shavings curl from the plane in my hands, swish-and-slide, as I rock to the motion of the work... Nothing is wrong. Here am I, here is my work — and someone is waiting for the fruits of these fleeting hours. Hands will caress this shimmery surface, a thumb will discover the edge which I am rounding.”