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Dog House with Al D'attanasio (#612H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Hall Tree and Bench (#508H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Aug 22, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Master Showcase with Tom McLaughlin (#613H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Aug 28, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 2, 2017 -- 10:30am Remind me

Gate Leg Table (#509H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Aug 29, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Old Shop/New Shop (#701H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

It's out with the old, in with the new. Tommy's building his very own shop from the ground up. Tommy and his team start by going over the plans for the shop with his architect Monte French, before heading over to Koopman's Lumber to talk to Steve Ingram who explains what kind of lumber Tommy picked and why. Finally, they head back to the site to meet up with building commissioner Ed Walsh, who reminds them it's not just about building a shop, it's building it safely.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 4, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 -- 10:30am Remind me

Shaker Style Clock (#510H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Tommy MacDonald goes back to Shaker Village to learn about another Shaker, old-time staple, the Shaker Style Clock. We'll see a variety of styles down at the village, and learn what materials go best with which and then use that in the shop to make a classic of his own with friend and fellow woodworker Al D'Attanasio.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 5, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Framing (#702H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Tommy is joined by his general contractor, Chris Reynolds, to talk about the framing of the shop. From the foundation to laying out the sills to putting up the first wall, he learns the best way to start off a project like this. And with a little help from regular Al D'Attanasio, that wall will be up in no time.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 16, 2017 -- 10:30am Remind me

Queen Anne Table (#511H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Tommy MacDonald explores the beauty in woodworking. First, he visits the Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, which is not only a testament to God but also to woodworking. Then back in the shop, he reinvents that beauty in a Queen Anne table, a classic with smooth, curved legs.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 12, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Second Floor Deck (#703H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

They're working on the second floor of the shop. Joined by good friend Bob Ayer and his crew, Tommy has his work cut out for him- he'll need to straighten the walls before adding the entire second floor deck and lay out an opening to where his staircase will go. It'll be a lot of work, but with his friends the crew is willing to tackle it.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 18, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 -- 10:30am Remind me

Frank Lloyd Wright Light Pendants (#512H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

A woodworker can't help but be influenced by the great Frank Lloyd Wright. Tommy will embark on his second Frank Lloyd Wright style project: the Light Pendant. It's a light fixture that brings together wood and mechanics and is a statement piece that shows off the style of the famous architect.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 19, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Gable Ends and Walls (#704H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Tommy and crew do some heavy lifting, working on the gable ends of the roof and lifting the walls into place. They first head over to see Tommy's longtime friend Jim Reader, to walk them through how to pick out the best lumber you need for your job. Then it's back to the site to see new regular Chris Reynolds to install the Gable Ends, before getting that wall up - all before a storm hits.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 25, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 30, 2017 -- 10:30am Remind me

China Cabinet (#513H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Tommy MacDonald brings viewers into his home! In the shop, Tommy works with friend Al D'Attanasio to build a china cabinet perfect for any home. Then together the dynamic duo installs the massive piece into Tommy's house.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 26, 2017 -- 1:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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