After two New York Times bestsellers, our friend Nick Offerman returns with the subject for which he’s known best—his incredible real-life woodshop.
Nestled among the glitz and glitter of Tinseltown, Offerman Woodshop is a testament to American elbow grease and an honest-to-god hard day’s work. Captained by hirsute woodworker, actor, comedian, and writer Nick Offerman, the shop produces not only fine handcrafted furniture, but also fun stuff—kazoos, baseball bats, ukuleles, mustache combs, even cedar-strip canoes.
In this book, Nick and his ragtag crew of champions share their experience of working at the Woodshop, their passion for the discipline of woodworking, and lessons on how to make a handful of their most popular projects.
In these pages you will find a variety of projects for every skill level, with personal, easy-to-follow instructions by the OWS woodworkers themselves; and, what’s more, this tutelage is augmented by mouth-watering color photos (Nick calls it “wood porn”). You will also find writings by Nick, offering recipes for both comestibles and mirth, humorous essays, odes to his own woodworking heroes, insights into the ethos of woodworking in modern America, and other assorted tomfoolery.
Whether you’ve been working in your own shop for years, or if holding this stack of compressed wood pulp is as close as you’ve ever come to milling lumber, or even if you just love Nick Offerman’s brand of bucolic yet worldly wisdom, you’ll find Good Clean Fun full of useful, illuminating, and entertaining information.
Hardcover, 352 pages.