Making Things Right: A Master Carpenter at Work – Ole Thorstensen

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A celebration of good craftsmanship by a Norwegian master carpenter – the anatomy of a job well done. This is, quite simply, the story of a loft conversion. It is also a book about work and identity, about collaboration and pride in skilled craftsmanship, and about what it means to make things with your hands in a consumerism-driven world. A master carpenter and builder with 30 years’ experience, Thorstensen gives a matter-of-fact, reflective voice to the workers who construct our living spaces and our urban environment. He looks upon his tools as an important part of himself and as a reflection of his respect for his trade, and he addresses the gulf in understanding and communication between skilled craftsmen and ‘academic’ workers.