Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Bear Mountain Boat Shop - Nick Offerman Build-up DVD.

If you are a fan of the series "Parks and Recreation", you most definitely like the "man of all men" Ron Swanson. Sporting his stellar mustache and love of breakfast food, and carpentry, he steals the show with his no-nonsense attitude on everything. The Actor who portrays "Ron" is Nick Offerman, a comedian, and quite a real carpenter. Working with friends under the company "Offerman Woodshop", the group build marvelous pieces of wood creations. A few years back while Nicks wife was working in NYC on Broadway, he made his way up to Peterborough to Bear Mountain Boat Shop to purchase plans and materials to construct a couple of canoes. The two groups decided to make a DVD to be a companion piece to the famous canoe makers book "Canoecraft".  Here are some clips to tickle your fancy, but head over to Bear Mountain's website to grab the whole step by step video. Nick has a certain way of talking that makes you feel really comfortable and confident that you could, with no history in woodworking build a canoe, and beautiful one at that.


  1. great craftman, i learned something ! thanks

  2. Great tip, I'll be sure to keep this in mind. Thank you very much.