John Kraft was introduced to construction by a small town midwestern contractor doing all phases of construction; foundation through roofing. Woodworking became his focus with an emphasis in timber framing, custom cabinetry, built-in furniture and fireplace mantels using Japanese and traditional joinery.
Moving to California in 1987 afforded John the opportunity to work with engineers, designers, architects and clients who valued the input that craft persons could provide. This has enabled John to work with highly skilled and motivated teams on projects in California, Pennsylvania and Hawaii. With the needs of the client as the initial motivation, projects are carefully planned taking into account historical design, current building codes and structural integrity with smooth, seamless trasformation as the goal.
Licensed as a General Contractor with a DBA of Kraftmanship Carpentry, John works primarily by himself from design through fabrication, but is always excited when opportunities arise to collaborate with other artisans