James Krenov is widely regarded as one of the most influential woodworkers of the twentieth century. His work is noted for balancing an intensely personal vision with uncompromising craftsmanship, and his elegant use of line, proportion, detail, and material remains unparalleled. Through his teaching and writing he inspired generations of woodworkers.

Our mission is to continue the legacy of James Krenov, his values, approach to woodworking, and teaching. The Krenov Foundation supports the art and craft of fine woodworking through scholarships, exhibitions, and developing an online archive of Krenov's work.