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Pencil Post Bed (#503H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Tommy MacDonald shows us how to make a queen sized pencil post bed with tapered octagonal posts. This bed originated in the 1700's and has been a popular style ever since. North Bennet Street School instructor Steve Brown joins Tommy at his shop to show him how to perfect the tapered, octagonal posts out of perfect, classic cherry wood.

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  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 25, 2015 -- 10:30am

Windsor Chair (#504H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Tommy MacDonald steps out of his comfort zone, and his shop,to join Peter Galbert in central Massachusetts, where he shows Tommy how to make a classic Windsor chair. This is a new project for Tommy, and a complicated one, but also a fun challenge, as he'll be using multiple kinds of wood and new techniques to perfect this classic.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Apr 27, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Pine Chest (#402H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Who doesn't need a nice pine chest for storing blankets and other things around the home? For this episode of Rough Cut, we build a simple Pine Chest, based on a 17th century design. For the accents, we visit Tremont Nail in Massachusetts, one of the few steel manufacturers still making nails from scratch.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Apr 28, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Simple Shaker Night Stand and Finishes (#505H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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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  • KQED Life: Mon, May 4, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, May 10, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me

Memory Box (#403H) Duration: 27:30 STEREO TVG

This special episode of Rough Cut features Boston Police Chief Ed David sharing his memories of the Boston Marathon bombings by making a memory box with host Tommy MacDonald. Designed to hold memories of a loved one, the box's design shows how easy it is to build this weekend project at home.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, May 5, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Linen Press, Part One (#506H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, May 11, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 16, 2015 -- 10:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, May 17, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me

Glass Desk Lamp (#404H) Duration: 26:16 STEREO TVG

In this episode of Rough Cut, Tommy builds a beautiful art glass table lamp featuring triple-mitered corners - the perfect accent piece whether it's on or off. On the Rough Cut Road Trip, we head to Cambridge Massachusetts to visit a glass-making school where artists work miracles with glass and fire. Tune in to learn the art of fusing glass with designer Neils Cosman.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, May 12, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Linen Press, Part Two (#507H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, May 18, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, May 23, 2015 -- 10:30am Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, May 24, 2015 -- 9:00am Remind me

Federal Hall Table (#405H) Duration: 27:46 STEREO TVG

With this episode of Rough Cut, we'll bring you back to the 1700's and look at some of the federal embellishments at the Pendleton House at the Rhode Island School of Design. Back in the shop, Tommy and Eli show viewers an effortless way to really make your hall table shine with bell flowers, stringing, and other awesome embellishments.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, May 19, 2015 -- 1:00pm 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: Mon, May 25, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Rice Paper Divider (#406H) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG

In this episode of Rough Cut, Tommy builds an elegant and versatile bass wood room divider. In Japan they're called shoji which means screen and they can be used to partition a room or filter light in front of a window. For our Rough Cut Road Trip, we're heading to a shoji workshop in Queens, NY, where craftsmen create screens according to ancient Japanese methods.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, May 26, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • KQET planned overnight outage, early Friday 3/13

      (DT25-1 through 25-3) Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform more maintenance work overnight, requiring other TV stations to shut down their signals for the safety of the workers. KQET’s signal will turn off late Thurs/early Friday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 6am Friday morning. Many receivers will be able to […]

    • KQET planned overnight outage, early Wed 3/11

      (DT25-1 through 25-3) Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform maintenance work overnight, requiring that other TV stations shut down their signals for the safety of the workers. KQET’s signal will turn off late Tues/early Wednesday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 5am Wednesday morning. Many receivers will be able to recover […]

    • Thurs 3/05, DT54-1 thru DT54-5: 2 planned, extremely brief Over the Air outages

      (DT54.1 through DT54.5) Our Over the Air signals from our KQEH transmitter on Monument Peak (the DT54s) will need to be switched from our Main antenna to our Auxillary antenna while climbers inspect the tower for possible maintenance needs. Once the inspection is done, we will switch back. The two switches will account for two […]

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

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