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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

Master Showcase with Tom McLaughlin #613 [TV-G]
Master Woodworker Tom McLaughlin builds a porch swing, a perfect addition for any family home.

  • KET2 Saturday, February 6 at 2:30 pm EST

Simple Shaker Night Stand and Finishes #505 [TV-G]
A classic Shaker-inspired nightstand is made. Expert finisher Charles Neil discusses finishes.

  • KET Wednesday, February 10 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, February 13 at 2:30 pm EST

Linen Press, Part One #506 [TV-G]
Tommy shows how to design and build a linen press, starting with the frame and drawers.

  • KET Wednesday, February 17 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, February 20 at 2:30 pm EST

Linen Press, Part Two #507 [TV-G]
Tommy finishes his stunning, cherry wood linen press by completing the upper element, the wardrobe.

  • KET Wednesday, February 24 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, February 27 at 2:30 pm EST

Hall Tree and Bench #508 [TV-G]
Marc Spagnuolo makes a hall tree and bench, which can add both elegance and convenience to any home.

  • KET Wednesday, March 2 at 5:30 am EST

Gate Leg Table #509 [TV-G]
Tommy tours the North Bennet Street School and learns something new about the gate leg table.

  • KET Wednesday, March 9 at 5:30 am EST

Shaker Style Clock #510 [TV-G]
Tommy visits a Shaker Village to learn about a Shaker, old-time staple, the Shaker Style Clock.

  • KET Wednesday, March 16 at 5:30 am EST

Queen Anne Table #511 [TV-G]
Tommy visits the Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago and creates a Queen Anne table with curved legs.

  • KET Wednesday, March 23 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, March 26 at 2:30 pm EST

Frank Lloyd Wright Light Pendants #512 [TV-G]
Tommy embarks on his second Frank Lloyd Wright style project, the Light Pendant.

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

China Cabinet #513 [TV-G]
Tommy works with friend Al D'Attanasio to build a china cabinet perfect for any home.

  • KET Wednesday, April 6 at 5:30 am EDT
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