Making things right The simple philosophy of a working life

Ole Thorstensen

Book - 2018

Making Things Right is the simple yet captivating story of a loft renovation, from the moment master carpenter and contractor Ole Thorstensen submits an estimate for the job to when the space is ready for occupation. As the project unfolds, we see the construction through Ole's eyes: the meticulous detail, the pesky splinters, the problem solving, patience, and teamwork required for its completion. Yet Ole's narrative encompasses more than just the fine mechanics of his craft. His labo...r and passion drive him toward deeper reflections on the nature of work, the academy versus the trades, identity, and life itself. Rich with descriptions of carpentry and process, Making Things Right is a warm and humorous portrayal of a tightknit working community, a story about the blood, sweat, and frustration involved in doing a job well and the joys in seeing a vision take shape.

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New York, New York : Penguin Books 2018.
Item Description
"Translated from the Norwegian. 1998."
"First published in Norwegian under the title En Snekkers Dagbok by Pelikanen forlag 2015."--Title page verso.
Physical Description
233 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Main Author
Ole Thorstensen (author)
Other Authors
Seán (Translator) Kinsella (translator)