"Fine things in wood are important, not only aesthetically, as oddities or rarities, but because we are becoming aware of the fact that much of our life is spent buying and discarding, and buying again, things that are not good. Some of us long to have at least something, somewhere, which will give us harmony and a sense of durability - I won't say permanence, but durability - things that, through the years, become more and more beautiful, things we can leave to our children. We can enjoy them while we are here, and even if we can't surround ourselves with these things, they should be here for those of us who long for this sort of thing."

-James Krenov, A Cabinetmaker's Notebook