theCHIVE Visits Offerman Woodshop (35 HQ Photos)

We're all familiar with Nick Offerman's hilarious character creation, Ron Swanson. Parks and Rec's delightfully deadpan man's man loves bacon and breakfast food. He despises most public interaction, government, and his two ex-wives. The Swanson Pyramid of Greatness hangs proudly on my wall.

Many people are discovering a very cool side to the actual man behind the mustache. Nick Offerman is an amazing woodworker. Nick would say he's 'fair to middling at best' but his work speaks for itself. For 12 years Nick has owned the unpretentious-yet-distiguished Offerman Woodshop. Nick and a small team of talented and kind craftsmen create everything from Cedar Strip Canoes to Redwood Root Tables.

About a year ago, my brother and I heard about a table Nick had made himself - a huge mahogany dining table - sturdy, with 5 coats of hand-rubbed oil finish. Ever since we saw this photo of the table, my brother and I have been on a quest to make the mahogany masterpiece our own; a long journey that would inspire a hunt from gallery to gallery and finally lead us to Offerman Woodshop.

Today we’re proudly announcing that theCHIVE has joined forces with Nick Offerman to create the newest Chive Tee, Offerman Woodshop. Check it out right here. Offerman Woodshop will be available on Thursday, Feb. 7th at 3pm EST, Noon PST. Needldess to say, this release will not last long. Good Luck!

Thanks to Nick for teaming up with us. He’s one of the most honorable men we’ve met in this crazy Hollywoodland. We’re proud to call you a Chiver and a friend.

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  • Toby

    #8, #9, #10

    … blew Dr. Pepper all over my computer monitor

    • Skermitt

      Dr. Pepper?

      • tv_paul

        I don't think you should be giving oral at work…unless you're a hooker?

        • toby?

          who said he wasn't i mean the name is toby…no offense lol

    • GeeROiD

      LIAR! HE DIDNT BLOW SHIT!

    • Cubanchivette

      Even in that get up, Mac is still I've of the sexiest men alive!!!

    • Morgan Freeman

      Mac Rules….Great Job!

  • Cory

    #34

    The ultimate disapproval look, laughing my ass off

    • Matt

      One of the best GIFs theChive has had in a while.

  • Jennifer

    #21

    Ron Swanson really is the man of the moment, I can't think of anybody better to put on the chive tee than Nick Fucking Offerman

    • sad but true

      Its really too bad Offerman had to join in the anti gun PSA's. Ron Swanson would be disappointed.

    • MylesofStyles

      That must be a Steelhead Trout.

  • crustybubblechunks

    #10 Lovin' the lederhosen

    • hyarmien

      Lovin' Mac's legs

  • David

    Freakin sweet workshop!

  • daily Chiver

    #34, #27

    You lucky bastards. Not even gonna hate, you guys deserve it. Thanks for the laughs

  • bigyawns

    #21 everything

  • Bhodi

    You had me at meat tornado

  • chivecitybitch

    #23 greatest photo ever

  • catmoustache

    #34 Awesome and hilarious. Really wasn't expecting that!

  • JESSE

    #15 why alec? he is so UN-Swanson its ridiculous. Dude is a massive turd-burglar.

    • Jesse

      Give me name back!

      • eww

        #32 there is semen on his face…?

  • sfb101

    He was featured in Fine Woodworking a few issues back. That article was a riot as well!
    Well done!
    Also check him out here: http://offermanwoodshop.bigcartel.com/

  • chiver

    will gold and green chive charity members get access to this shirt ahead of time?

    • brianmerce

      As mentioned on chivecharities.org, all member benefits will be kicking in after 3 successful membership payments. Chive Charities launch was on December 11th so all Chivers who signed up in December (with 3 successful payments) will be getting their T-shirts and other benefits later this month. However, it will not be in time for this launch.

      • chiver

        no worries, thanks for the response Brian! Looks like one more shirt launch to stress about 😉

        • Nuked

          So people give just to get a jump on shirts?? Doesn't sound very charity like…

          • Chiver

            Giving is a reward unto itself – but it doesn't hurt to get awesome stuff as well.

  • CASURFRGRL

    Complete bad ass. No question. Just respect

  • Lyndsey

    Would love some of Nick's wood

    • Notknowing

      I says PARDON?!

    • Lboogie13

      She's a chivette dude. She can say stuff like that.

  • mark

    #9

    Swanson out of fucking nowhere!

    • That Guy

      he looks like the grumpy cat right there.

  • Phox

    #31 the girl in the back…who's that?

    • MylesofStyles

      I don't know, but Alec is whiter than cocaine on Wonder Bread. How the fuck is that even possible when you live / work in Venice Beach?

      • PLEASE

        it's called photoshop they dicked with a lot of the images… drills don't smoke or spark like that… grill flames don't look that way over bacon, etc… going for the surreal storytelling imaginative approach I guess.
        PHOX you're a freaking waldo genius how did you ever spotty that hotty!? YES WHO IS SHE???

        • MylesofStyles

          Pho-to-shop? I don't get it. Could you please elaborate? Thank you in advance.

    • Lboogie13

      What girl? Am I missing something?

      • Squadoosh

        Draw a line diagonally from the corner of the table. There's a girl in the shop.

  • Big_James

    #28 About the best image ever.

    • Calieb

      my thoughts exactly!

    • abaffuto

      Yeah..this is just epic.

    • tea roll

      I think it might be photoshopped…

  • Spike

    <<golf clap>>

  • FL_Chivette

    #10 #34 I laughed a bit too hard…and #27 that Manwich…holy-moly…

    • TheVanityScore

      i like how they just threw the fish in there raw. thats what probably led to #31

    • Rick

      Hello Chivette 😉

  • SaltLakeChiver

    Shirt's cool and all, but I will happily take the female modelling it. 🙂

  • kuiu84

    #31: Who is she in the background? We need to see more.

    • TheVanityScore

      good eyes i didnt catch that

      • FitnessAddict

        no kidding!! Look at them legs!!!! FIND AND MOAR!

  • tv_paul

    #8 Looks like Mac's ready to get his wood lathed.

  • Noodles

    I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Offerman once. He's truly a gentleman among thieves.

  • non, a

    He tragically lost his nipples.. RIP #31

    • Jen

      Alec, you live in SoCal, go outside and get some son, child!

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