Krenovian Details Make a Big Difference
Add Krenovian details to your next cabinet-on-stand
Synopsis: The handcarved friction catches and strikeplate buttons on a Krenovian piece are far more personal than manufactured door latches or hidden magnets. This master furniture designer liked to add details that are playful to the eye, friendly to the touch, and comfortable to use. Even the shelf supports on Jim Budlong’s Krenov-inspired cabinet-on-stand are done by hand, with care and attention to form as well as function.
In a companion article, read how to build a Krenov-style display cabinet.
From Fine Woodworking #208
One of the features that make Krenov-style cabinets so friendly and special is all of the cool little details. As those familiar with the work of James Krenov know, he had a fondness for shaping small bits of wood with his homemade knives. On this cabinet-on-stand project (see pp. 48-55), I added a number of these special details, including Krenov’s handcarved friction catches paired with…