Nick Offerman’s Woodworking Secrets

Nick Offerman draws on plenty of details from his personal life for his character, Ron Swanson, on NBC's 'Parks and Recreation.' They both play a saxophone, are midwestern, and have an insatiable appetite for meat. This season, Swanson took on Offerman's biggest passion: woodworking. The actor has been shaping wood for years, building trestle tables, ukuleles, and boats. He's even come out with an instructional DVD on canoe building. In the video above, Offerman reconciles a pampered Hollywood career with his hands-on carpenter soul.

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