College of the Redwoods Fine Furniture Program
Tucked away in the small California coastal town of Fort Bragg, the Fine Furniture program at the College of the Redwoods, Mendocino Coast campus is a national treasure. Established in 1981 by master woodworker James Krenov, this program is one of the world’s most famous and respected. The work turned out by graduates is truly inspired.
Building on Krenov’s teachings, students are encouraged to explore project shapes, grain patterns and wood colors in their understated yet stunning designs.
Currently, the college offers a nine-month program in cabinetry and furniture making with noted instructors Michael Burns, Jim Budlong, Greg Smith, Ejler Hjorth-Westh and David Welter. Other workshops lasting a few days or weeks are also offered in the summer.
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had a question about the program. i have no prior fine woodworking experience but am looking for a program and heard that it is difficult to get in this program. I did not want to waste an application fee if that is true. can you provide some insight if i ought to apply?
From what I hear, the College of the Redwoods is pretty selective… If you are just starting out, I’d recommend you check out this link by Fine Woodworking:
It’s a pretty comprehensive list of woodworking schools around the country. Get some experience under your belt first and then see if it’s something you want to apply for. I’ve never been to the school, but my dream is to retire with enough money to go out and learn there…