This book looks terribly interesting.
Architects Per Olaf Fjeld & Emily Randall Fjeld from Norway moved from Oslo to the country into a "rundown wooden house" inherited from a great grandfather. They spent their free time constructing 16 furniture pieces with hand tools and locally sourced pine.
"What they found was that a small basement workshop would lead them to deeper understandings of the relationship between economy, time, and materials, as well as greater insight into their own Nordic design heritage."
I would love to see what those furniture pieces look like. Please let me know if you come across visuals of their work.