Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac Previous Broadcasts

Gate Leg Table (Episode #509H)

KQED Life: Tue, Aug 29, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Tommy MacDonald visits his alma mater, The North Bennet Street School. He'll tour the new facilities with old friend and teacher, Dan Faia, talk to students about their current projects and even learn something new about his upcoming project: the gate leg table.

Master Showcase with Tom McLaughlin (Episode #613H)

KQED Life: Mon, Aug 28, 2017 -- 1:30 PM

We're heading to Canterbury, NH to see Master Woodworker and series regular Tom McLaughlin in his natural habitat. Tommy joins Tom in his workshop to build a porch swing, a perfect addition for any family home.

Hall Tree and Bench (Episode #508H)

KQED Life: Tue, Aug 22, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Tommy MacDonald has the 'Wood Whisperer', Marc Spagnuolo, in the shop. Marc joins Tommy to make a Hall Tree and Bench, which can add both elegance and convenience to any home.

Dog House with Al D'attanasio (Episode #612H)

KQED Life: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 -- 1:30 PM

Tommy is inspired to build a dog house by visiting with the Plymouth County Sheriff's Department K-9 unit. After going on the road, he and Al return to the shop to build a dog house fit for any dog, large or small. Even big enough for Tommy's own dog, Murphy.

Linen Press, Part Two (Episode #507H)

KQED Life: Tue, Aug 15, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

A linen press is half drawers and half wardrobe and perfect for household linens like towels and sheets. Tommy MacDonald finishes his stunning, cherry wood linen press by completing the upper element, the wardrobe. He'll show us how to install the shelves and hang the door on its hinges as well as how to complete the piece with a wonderful finish.

Fall Front Desk with Steve Brown (Episode #611H)

KQED Life: Mon, Aug 14, 2017 -- 1:30 PM

We concentrate on a fall front desk, designed as a great work desk. Tommy is joined by series regular Steve Brown who breaks down the different parts to make it a much simpler process. Steve and Tommy work together to make it as compact as the original design to utilize space, while adding in their own contemporary design.

Linen Press, Part One (Episode #506H)

KQED Life: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Contrary to what it sounds like, a linen press doesn't press your linens, it holds them. Tommy MacDonald shows viewers how to design and build their own linen press, starting with the frame and drawers. One special feature of this fabulous piece of furniture, the feet, which have a molding and frame all their own.

Computer Table with Al D'attanasio (Episode #610H)

KQED Life: Mon, Aug 7, 2017 -- 1:30 PM

Tommy is joined by series regular Al D'Attanasio to build a computer table. Al and Tommy are inspired by their own lives, hoping to have a place to hold all the essentials for a modern life. Though not as hip as some people may think, Al still needs a spot for his computer as well as drawers and a filing cabinet for his necessary paperwork.

Simple Shaker Night Stand and Finishes (Episode #505H)

KQED Life: Tue, Aug 1, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

It's all about simplicity and customizable finish. Host Tommy MacDonald teaches viewers how to make a classic Shaker-inspired nightstand after he learns from the pros in Shaker Village in Canterbury, NH. Then, expert finisher Charles Neil visits from Virginia and shows how finishes can individualize any project and make each project unique.

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