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.
— James Krenov

Snedkersind is all about personal solutions, created with the utmost care and attention to detail.



Kristian Olsen Frandsen, born the 3rd september 1986.



2019 Studies in the making, use, and care of japanese handtools - Kiso, Japan.

2018 Article for “Furniture & Cabinetmaking Magazine”, England

2016                  Establishing own workshop & studio - Snedkersind

2016                  2 months study-trip to Japan & Australia - Woodwork & Design

2016                  Teacher at Capellagårdens summercourse

2015                  Teacher at Capellagårdens summercourse

2014 - 2016       Capellagården, School of Crafts & Design

2014                 Project-employment at The Crown Prince And The Crown Princess's Household

2014                  Test of Completed Apprenticeship, Silvermedal

2011 - 2014        Apprentice of The Royal Craftsmen - Amalienborg

2006 - 2008     The Higher Preparatory Examination

Member of

2018                   S:E - Snedkernes Efterårsudstilling 

2013                  The Danish Cabinetmakers Association


2018 Studio Furniture 2018, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, NSW, Australia

2018 Snedkernes Efterårsudstilling / S:E, Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen

2018                 "Samling", Capellagårdens Vänner, Öland, Sweden

2017                 Snedkernes Efterårsudstilling / S:E, Designmuseum Denmark, Copenhagen

2017                 The Danish Cabinetmakers Association UNFOLDS, Designmuseum Denmark, Copenhagen

2016                 Summer-exhibition, Capellagården, Öland

2016                "MoNo", Galleri Telefoni, Capellagården, Öland

2015                "MoNo", Institute of Danish Culture, Sankt Petersborg, Russia

2015                "MoNo", Officinet, Bredgade, Copenhagen

2015                Summer-exhibition, Capellagården, Öland

2015                125 Kvadrat, Stockholm, Sweden

2015                "Wood is Good", Galleri Telefoni, Capellagården, Öland

2015               Stockholm Furniture Fair, Stockholm, Sweden

2012              WOODSTUDY, Arkitekternes Hus, Copenhagen

2012              Up/2013/Formland, Formland UPgraded, Herning, Denmark

2012               FSC-Design Awards, Designmuseum Denmark, Copenhagen

Medals & Awards

2018 Emerging Designer Maker Award - Studio Furniture 2018

2016               Swedish Gesäll / Masterpiece - Grand Silvermedal 

2015               The Danish Arts & Crafts Award - Silvermedal

2014              Test of Completed Apprenticeship - Silvermedal

Scholarships & Grants

Kunsthåndværkerprisens Rejselegat

Gurli & Paul Madsens Fond

Augustinus Fonden

Grosserer L.F. Foghts Fond

Direktør Ib Henriksens Fond

Snedkermester Erik Marius Hansens Fond

Dansk Tennis Fond


Knud Højgaards Fond

Træets Uddannelses og Udviklingsfond 2014

Tranes Fond 2014

Det Reiersenske Fond 2014

Tømrermester Stillinges Fond

Fondet For Dansk-Svensk Samarbejde

Stipendium Till Håkan Schillers Minne

Tormek Stipendiet 2016

Tranes Fond 2016

Træets Uddannelses og Udviklingsfond 2016

Det Reiersenske Fond 2016

Dansk Tennis Fond 2016

Tranes Fond 2019

Dansk Tennis Fond 2019

Grosserer L. F. Foghts Fond 2019

Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond af 1968