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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: Tue, Aug 4, 2015 -- 1:00pm

Steam Bent Chair (#306H) Duration: 27:34 STEREO TVG

On this installment of Rough Cut, Tommy builds a beautiful, sleek steam bent lounge chair - perfect for inside and out. To teach us more about the ancient art of steam bending, he takes us on a Road Trip to Newport, Rhode Island's International Yacht Restoration School. Back in the shop, Tommy is joined by Rough Cut regular, Eli Cleveland.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Aug 10, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me

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: Tue, Aug 11, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Carved Frame (#307H) Duration: 27:52 STEREO TVG

Everyone has a family heirloom or photograph that needs a special display and on today's episode of Rough Cut, Tommy builds a beautiful Mahogany Frame with Hand-Carved Lettering. For inspiration, he heads down to Newport's historic seaport to visit one of the world's most famous sailing vessels The Coronet. And back at the shop, his good friend and master woodcarver, Sten Havumaki, will join him to offer up some letter carving tips.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Aug 17, 2015 -- 1:30pm 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: Tue, Aug 18, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Bamboo Vanity (#308H) Duration: 27:53 STEREO TVG

This time on Rough Cut, Tommy teaches a variety of tips and tricks that can be applied to any cabinet, when he makes a simple Bamboo Vanity perfect as a base cabinet in a kitchen or bathroom. For the Rough Cut Road Trip, Tommy heads to the West Coast to meet Dan Smith, the inventor of a very cool sustainable bamboo product used in this week's project. Back in the shop, series favorite, Al D'Attansio, joins Tommy.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Aug 24, 2015 -- 1:30pm 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: Tue, Aug 25, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Laminated Bowl (#309H) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG

On this week's episode of Rough Cut, the Laminated Bowl. It's an awesome addition to any kitchen. Tommy demonstrates a super efficient method to make this bowl and crafting it to perfection on the lathe. For our Rough Cut Road trip we're off to the world famous culinary institute at Johnson and Wales in Rhode Island where well-crafted wood pieces are a chef's best friend in the kitchen.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Aug 31, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 5, 2015 -- 10:30am 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: Tue, Sep 1, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Demilune Table (#310H) Duration: 27:38 STEREO TVG

Tommy masters the method of bricking on this week's Rough Cut, when he builds a classic Demilune Table with a stunning antique looking veneer belt. For inspiration, Tommy goes on a Road Trip to Boston's Museum of Fine Arts where curator, Elliot Davis, will show him some signature pieces from the collection. Back in the shop, Tommy is joined by series regular, Steve Brown.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 7, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 12, 2015 -- 10:30am 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, Sep 8, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Free Standing Deck (#311H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

This week on Rough Cut, the Free Standing Deck. Tommy will focus on the basics of frame construction and give special attention to installing a solid support system. And for the Road Trip, Tommy finds inspiration at a very special place - the USS Salem. The WWII naval ship is home to some excellent carpentry work.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 14, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 19, 2015 -- 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.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 15, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Platform Bed (#312H) Duration: 27:46 STEREO TVG

On a very special episode of Rough Cut, Tommy joins forces with actor and woodworker, Nick Offerman, to create a Platform Bed. The simple bed frame is made using mortises and tenons. It is topped by a stunning live-edge ambrosia maple headboard. Planning ahead, Tommy has some tricks to make a king-sized bed easy to transport.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 21, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sat, Sep 26, 2015 -- 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.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 22, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me

Media Center (#313H) Duration: 27:56 STEREO TVG

The final project of Season 3 takes on Olympic proportions when Tommy visits the home of Jim Craig, legendary hockey goalie, to create a Media Center, fit for a gold medal. Flat screen TV's tend to be a focal point in a room, but this Walnut Media Center allows the Craigs to highlight a few other prized possessions. Don't be scared by its size, this project breaks down to move from shop to home.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 -- 1:30pm 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.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Sep 29, 2015 -- 1:00pm Remind me
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    • Comcast/Xfinity Ch10 audio, Monday 7/20 evening

      UPDATE: Comcast was able to resolve their technical glitch apx 10:45pm * * * * * We are aware that at least during the early part of the evening of Monday 7/20, the audio is out of sync on Comcast/Xfinity channel 10, their basic cable service. This problem still exists as of 8:10pm. We have […]

    • KQED DT9s OTA: very brief outages Thurs 6/11/15

      (DT9.1, 9.2 and 9.3) There will be 3 very brief outages (apx. 10 seconds each) of KQED’s Over The Air (OTA) DT9 signal Thurs 6/15, between 10am and 3pm. This is to accommodate preventative maintenance and inspections at Sutro Tower. Most TVs will recover easily each time the signal is restored, but a few viewers […]

    • 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 […]

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

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