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.