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The pages of Woodsmith magazine come to life in this unique concept for public television. Each of the thirteen, half-hour episodes is built around a theme and teaches the skills and safe tool techniques necessary to build a variety of woodworking projects in a home shop. On each program, host Don Peschke, founding editor of Woodsmith, leads a cast of editors and project designers as they explore a wide range of tips, tools, jigs and fixtures, and techniques. Segments on most programs include "The Basics," "Techniques," "Three Things to Consider," "Tool Tune-Up," "Shop Tips," "Oops! When Things Go Wrong," and "Woodworkers' Roundtable." Produced by Iowa Public Television in high-definition and shot on a special set built just for this program, most episodes include detailed animations that show exactly how machines work and wood joints are assembled. Whether viewers are just starting out or have been woodworking for years, they'll find something new in every episode to apply to their next project. In addition, a companion website ( offers a handy place to find additional resources and download free technique articles and plans for projects shown in the series.

TV Schedule

Slat-Wall Storage System #805 [TV-G]
A unique shop-built, slat-wall storage system that adapts to your changing needs is highlighted.

  • KET2 Saturday, January 24 at 3:00 pm EST

Demilune Table #806 [TV-G]
Classic details and elegant curves take center stage as an heirloom demilune table is built.

  • KET2 Saturday, January 31 at 3:00 pm EST

Dartboard Cabinet #807 [TV-G]
A dartboard cabinet is built. It makes a fun addition to any home or even the shop.

  • KET2 Saturday, February 7 at 3:00 pm EST

Box-Jointed Tray & Vase #808 [TV-G]
A silverware tray is built with angled box joints and an elegant bandsawn vase.

  • KET2 Saturday, February 14 at 3:00 pm EST

TV Lift Cabinet #809 [TV-G]
A TV cabinet is built with built-in lift using basic plywood construction and solid-wood trim.

  • KET2 Saturday, February 21 at 3:00 pm EST

5 Must-Know Joinery Techniques #810 [TV-G]
The Woodsmith editors cover five types of joinery you can rely on for a shop or furniture project.

  • KET2 Saturday, March 21 at 3:00 pm EST

Cherry Sideboard #811 [TV-G]
The key techniques for building a traditional sideboard featuring half columns are showcased.

  • KET2 Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 pm EST

Tambour Tool Cabinet #812 [TV-G]
Expand your woodworking skills with this stylish storage solution for your treasured hand tools.

  • KET2 Saturday, April 4 at 3:00 pm EST

Layout & Measuring Tips & Tricks #813 [TV-G]
Great tips, tricks, and techniques for accurate layout and measuring are shared.

  • KET2 Saturday, April 11 at 3:00 pm EDT
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