The Krenov School at Mendocino College offers a nine-month program in cabinetry and furniture making as well as workshops lasting a few days or weeks, during 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.
Nine Month Program
During the nine-month program, we consider wood and the worker’s relationship to it. We study its richness, variety, and working properties, and the ways in which these qualities can relate to the cabinetmaker’s task.
We also have a few shorter courses in the Summer, focusing on basic woodworking skills and furnituremaking. Check out this summer’s offerings!
About the Area
Fort Bragg is in redwood country on the beautiful Mendocino Coast, about three-and-a-half hours by car from San Francisco. A small town of 6,000, it has its roots in the lumber and fishing industries. The area supports a substantial and growing number of woodworkers, artists, musicians, writers, and theater folk.