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LA City Blocks made by WouldWorks

We now proudly carry LA City Blocks made entirely by our partner non-profit WouldWorks. Providing work opportunities for people who are homeless or living in poverty, all profits go to sustaining their endeavor.  These fun blocks for adults and children alike, are made of a salvaged sycamore tree from the Hollywood Dell neighborhood of LA. …

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Check out Matt Micucci‘s (aka Matty) interview with Makerview on why he makes stuff, being a woodworker, and working at shops like the Offerman Woodshop and Would Works. He gives some advice for those who want to get into furniture making that’s worth a gander!

Lee in Popular Woodworking

Popular Woodworking published an excellent article about young wood workers’ book lists.  Featured among the many talents is the dame of our shop Lee and our close ally Laura Zahn.  Stock up on the best literature makers can find.

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Join Nick and Support Would Works

We recently collaborated with Would Works on a fundraising campaign for their project. Based in L.A., they provide a work opportunities for people who are homeless or living in poverty. It’s not to late to donate!

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Set building skills put to the test with a mini-golf course

Last month I landed my dream job–I got to help artist Rosten Woo build  a mini-golf course for a public exhibition called “The Back 9” in downtown LA.  Dreamy not only because of the necessary “research” trips to the Sherman Oaks Castle Park, but also because I got to tap into old techniques and materials from my set-building and interactive …

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Nick gives Kevin from “This Old House” a tour of the Offerman Woodshop. Check it out:

Nick recently spoke with Sotheby’s about woodworking, the value of craftsmanship, and Americana. Check it out here.