I’m proud to have an article in the December issue (#229) of Popular Woodworking Magazine.
Offerman Woodshop Book Just Released!
After a year of hard work and some good fun, we have just launched a coffee table book called Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop on sale now at your local bookstore or at the Offerman Woodshop online store or find tickets & info for the LA book launch party Nov 13 here.
I had the pleasure to work with some of my best friends, esteemed colleagues, my cousin Sally, and my dog Gus on this creative collaboration.
And, I got to write my own chapter about my path to woodworking, and an instructional on building my dream bed. Thanks to Nick for sharing these pages and his shop with us, and thanks to the fine folks at Penguin Books for making this dream come true!
Building a slab lamp with Jane Parrott for Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls
Now if only woodworking went this fast in real life!
Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls visit the shop today!
Smart Girls will be live streaming from the shop today–tune in on facebook!
Associated Press article on Windfall Exhibit
Group Show at Craft and Folk Art Museum
LA Box Collective is having a furniture show at the Craft and Folk Art Museum here in Los Angeles this Summer. Everything in the show is made from trees that have come down in local storms–hence the exhibition title, “Windfall“. I am collaborating on a pair of claro walnut end tables for the show with my long time friend and woodworking colleague, JD Sassaman. We built the wood elements at my shop in LA, and I am now traveling to JD’s shop, Pier 9 in San Francisco, to do some 3D printing and casting of the interactive granite elements. Here’s a sneak peek of the piece in process. The show runs from May 29-September 4th.
Furniture Society Conference 2016
A conversation that began on the backcountry trails of the Southern Sierras last summer has now found a formal “front country” outlet. Myself and two of my favorite colleagues and backpacking companions–JD Sassaman and Laura Zahn–will be discussing our different models of running collaborative wood shops at this year’s Furniture Society Conference in Philadelphia. The panel takes place on June 23rd, and will be facilitated by Sarah Marriage.
Introduction to Furniture Making Workshop
“Build Your Own Damn Stool Kit” in the LA Times
Thanks to the Los Angeles Times for featuring my Build Your Own Damn Stool Kit as part of their 2015 holiday gift guide. Sold through our Offerman Woodshop collective online store, this kit is the first in a new line of products/projects I’m developing which allows people to construct their own furniture using simple, traditional all-wood joinery. Its like the Ikea of the 1800′s–wedges, mallets, and wood shavings. Click on images to see full gift guide.
Women in Woodworking Webcast
I’m honored to have participated in this important discussion about the role of women in woodworking. In this webcast I outline my unusual career trajectory from kid’s carpentry class onward and discuss how the rise of woodworking collectives like ours are changing the landscape of the industry towards increased equity and access for women and transfolk. Thanks to WoodWorking Network for facilitating this webcast. Click here to listen.