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Furniture maker Tommy MacDonald travels to historic landmarks to gain design inspiration and then returns to his workshop to demonstrate the steps and techniques needed to create future family heirlooms.

TV Schedule

Bird House #408 [TV-G]
Three bird houses are built and bird-specific design is discussed.

  • KET2 Saturday, October 3 at 2:30 pm EDT
  • KET Wednesday, December 2 at 5:30 am EST

Trellis #113 [TV-G]
Tommy guides viewers through the process of building a trellis, perfect for any outdoor space. Whether growing roses, creeping vines or clematis, this is an easy-to-make project that will highlight the side of any home. Tommy also steps outside the studio with Trellis Structure's David Valcovic, and the pair visits the John Adams House in Quincy, Mass., to see a variety of magnificent trellises.

  • KET Wednesday, October 7 at 5:30 am EDT

Baseball Bat Bed #409 [TV-G]
A baseball bat bed is perfect for any kids room. The Axis Bat Factory in Massachusetts is visited.

  • KET2 Saturday, October 10 at 2:30 pm EDT
  • KET Wednesday, December 9 at 5:30 am EST

Bent Lamination Chair #401 [TV-G]
An amazing bent lamination chair and the International Contemporary Furniture Show are highlighted.

  • KET Wednesday, October 14 at 5:30 am EDT

Chairs X 2 #410 [TV-G]
A chair is built and then duplicated to make a set to highlight the advantages of mass production.

  • KET2 Saturday, October 17 at 2:30 pm EDT
  • KET Wednesday, December 16 at 5:30 am EST

Pine Chest #402 [TV-G]
A simple pine chest is based on a 17th century design. Tremont Nail in Massachusetts, one of the few steel manufacturers still making nails from scratch, is visited.

  • KET Wednesday, October 21 at 5:30 am EDT

Pub Table #411 [TV-G]
A draw leaf table and the secret that allows good leaves to appear and disappear are showcased.

  • KET2 Saturday, October 24 at 2:30 pm EDT
  • KET Wednesday, December 23 at 5:30 am EST

Memory Box #403 [TV-G]
Boston Police Chief Ed David shares memories of the Boston Marathon bombings and makes a memory box.

  • KET Wednesday, October 28 at 5:30 am EST

Master Showcase with David Marks #601 [TV-G]
Wood turner David Marks makes spectacular turned hollow wooden vessels in Santa Rosa, California.

  • KET2 Saturday, October 31 at 2:30 pm EST

Glass Desk Lamp #404 [TV-G]
An art glass table lamp with triple-mitered corners is made and a glass-making school is visited.

  • KET Wednesday, November 4 at 5:30 am EST

Kitchen Leaf Table with Tom McLaughlin #602 [TV-G]
Master Woodworker Tom McLaughlin of Epic Woodworking creates a complicated Kitchen Leaf Table.

  • KET2 Saturday, November 7 at 2:30 pm EST

Federal Hall Table #405 [TV-G]
Federal embellishments are showcased at the Pendleton House at the Rhode Island School of Design.

  • KET Wednesday, November 11 at 5:30 am EST

Master Showcase with Paul Schurch #603 [TV-G]
A maple and mahogany table with some amazing marquetry inlaid on top is created.

  • KET2 Saturday, November 14 at 2:30 pm EST

Rice Paper Divider #406 [TV-G]
An elegant and versatile bass wood room divider and a shoji workshop in New York City are highlighted.

  • KET Wednesday, November 18 at 5:30 am EST

Child's Chair with Steve Brown #604 [TV-G]
Master Furniture Maker Steve Brown creates a Child's Chair made of a beautiful white oak.

  • KET2 Saturday, November 21 at 2:30 pm EST

Bookstand #407 [TV-G]
A frame and panel bookstand is built. Silas Kopf showcases his unique brand of marquetry.

  • KET Wednesday, November 25 at 5:30 am EST

Kitchen Scraps #412 [TV-G]
Kitchen items, including a rolling pin, pepper grinder, and ice cream scoop, are easily made.

  • KET Wednesday, December 30 at 5:30 am EST

Garden Bench #413 [TV-G]
Tommy showcases the intricacies of making a simple garden bench really sparkle.

  • KET Wednesday, January 6 at 5:30 am EST
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