Outside of his life as a sitcom star, Offerman runs a professional woodworking shop, and in this book he offers his wide-ranging observations on the craft.
Lighthearted, wry and irreverent, yet infused with heartfelt passion for creating things from wood, it is filled with hands-on wisdom, from practical shop tips to the personal philosophy that Offerman brings to everything he builds.
The book includes 13 projects, ranging from a simple pencil holder to a claro walnut slab table, as well as what the author describes as his favorite object to make, a beaver-tail canoe paddle.
Eight notable woodworkers are profiled from the author's candid perspective, including Christian Becksvoort, Mira Nakashima, Joan Barrett and Ted Moores of Bear Mountain Boats, Peter Galbert and Garry Knox Bennet.
A refreshing blend of tongue-in-cheek humor and straightforward shop talk, the book offers down-to-earth advice on everything from setting up a workshop and milling lumber to cooking on a barbecue and growing a manly crop of facial hair.
Hardcover, 8" × 10", 344 pages, 2016.