Mention James Krenov’s name to most woodworkers, and visions of flawless cabinets perched atop graceful long-legged stands comes to mind. This is the official site of this well known legendary cabinet and furniture maker.
Krenov’s philosophy comes through strongly in his pieces. His emphasis on hand-work, proper proportion and letting the wood’s natural beauty shine through speak to his appreciation of the natural side of woodworking.
Krenov spelled out his thoughts on woodworking in his books A Cabinetmaker’s Notebook and The Impractical Cabinetmaker. Some of his viewpoints may come across as rather blunt, but there is no doubt that his method yields outstanding results.
Krenov ‘retired’ from professional woodworking back in 2002, but still builds recreationally in his private shop. There’s a link on his site showing what he’s building right now.