Classic Woodworking

Projects this season will include: A Craftsman-style dining chair in white oak; a Shaker-style hall table in cherry; a hanging bow front cabinet in American ash; an Adirondack-inspired lawn chair in cypress; a tilt-top round breakfast table in curly maple; a Shaker blanket chest with drawer in cherry; a live-edge coffee table made from New England walnut, and much more.

Round Side Table

26m 46s

Host Tom McLaughlin welcomes guest and veteran woodworker Terry Moore to his wood shop. Terry shares his technique for designing a dramatic sunburst walnut veneer pattern on a round side table while Tom heads to the lathe to show how to turn an Art Deco-inspired column. The two collaborate for an end result is an elegant, smooth, intriguing piece which is very pleasing to the eye.

Episodes

  • Shaker Hall Table: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Shaker Hall Table

    S1 E101 - 26m 46s

    Host Tom McLaughlin crafts a refined, clean, and light Shaker-inspired hall table out of gorgeous cherry using mostly hand tools. From the elegant tapered legs, to the undercut beveled edge along the top, this table offers a chance to get back to basics with extraordinary results. Techniques include using a hand plane, skimming, creating basic mortise and tenons, and chiseling pocket holes.

  • Live Edge Coffee Table: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Live Edge Coffee Table

    S1 E106 - 26m 46s

    This Classic Woodworking project showcases the elegance of live edge black walnut. Host Tom McLaughlin makes a spectacular coffee table with a waterfall end and wood base that creates a cantilevered effect. Tom will also show us how to use hand tools to make a beautiful bowtie inlay.

  • Tilt Top Table: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Tilt Top Table

    S1 E111 - 26m 46s

    Tom McLaughlin shares his design for a Shaker-inspired table made out of curly maple and takes a deep-dive into explaining the mechanism that makes this piece so unique. The table has a pedestal base which attaches to the top with a turned column which Tom shapes at the lathe. He also uses the band saw to shape and refine the feet, making this project engaging in its use of numerous techniques.

  • Round Side Table: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Round Side Table

    S1 E103 - 26m 46s

    Host Tom McLaughlin welcomes guest and veteran woodworker Terry Moore to his wood shop. Terry shares his technique for designing a dramatic sunburst walnut veneer pattern on a round side table while Tom heads to the lathe to show how to turn an Art Deco-inspired column. The two collaborate for an end result is an elegant, smooth, intriguing piece which is very pleasing to the eye.

  • Shaker Box: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Shaker Box

    S1 E108 - 26m 46s

    Host Tom McLaughlin collaborates with guest John Ryan to craft authentic reproduction Shaker oval boxes out of cherry on this episode of Classic Woodworking. These boxes are iconic because of their utility and potential for customization in size and shape. John shows Tom his Shaker technique for bending strips of wood around a form, creating a smooth and beautiful Shaker box.

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    Hanging Tool Cabinet

    S1 E113 - 26m 46s

    Host Tom McLaughlin shares the design for his hanging tool cabinet – a piece that personalizes any shop – on this episode of Classic Woodworking. Tom uses a jig for the corners and a veneer panel for the front; then he’ll hinge and mount the doors and provide guidance on how to create an interior customized for any collection of tools.

  • Wenge Tea Box: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Wenge Tea Box

    S1 E105 - 26m 46s

    Host Tom McLaughlin is joined by Fine Woodworking’s Mike Pekovich who shares his methods for making a beautiful tea box out of the dark and exotic wenge wood. He then contrasts that with a bird’s eye maple which creates the interior pieces. Along with sharing his methods for making dovetails and a textured surface, Mike reveals a special clasp enclosure that makes this tea box really special.

  • End Table with David Lamb: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    End Table with David Lamb

    S1 E110 - 26m 46s

    Host Tom McLaughlin welcomes his friend and neighbor, David Lamb, to his shop. They share tips for making an end table out of contrasting walnut and butternut and this one is all about the details. David shows how to carve unique design elements while Tom heads to the lathe for some turning. A contemporary design, this end table provides a great opportunity to play with artistic details!

  • The Hanging Cabinet: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Hanging Cabinet

    S1 E102 - 26m 46s

    Host Tom McLaughlin uses American ash from his back woods to create a hanging bow front cabinet featuring hand-crafted proud dovetails and a hidden magnet close. He’ll share his tips for using lamination to create the simple but beautiful bow front door by applying a fantastic figured ash veneer.

  • Shaker Blanket Chest: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Shaker Blanket Chest

    S1 E107 - 26m 46s

    Host Tom McLaughlin makes a Shaker-inspired blanket chest with drawer and bracket feet using an exterior of cherry and interior of white pine panels. He’ll focus on how to make a traditional drawer and will use a special jig to create dovetail corners. This chest is a functional, yet classic piece bolstered by its distinct design.

  • Table Lamp: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Table Lamp

    S1 E112 - 26m 46s

    Guest Chris Becksvoort joins host Tom McLaughlin in his shop to make a stunning table lamp. Chris shares his contemporary Shaker- inspired design that boasts elegant bent-wood techniques to give off a soft light effect. In a truly unique style, Tom and Chris bend multiple strips of wood and stack them to create a shade form that will elevate any space with its warm, pure shape.

  • Adirondack Chair: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Adirondack Chair

    S1 E104 - 26m 46s

    Host Tom McLaughlin shares his contemporary take on a classic design: the Adirondack lawn chair. Using cypress, Tom shows how to cut a comfortable curve into the seat and back of this chair. The mitered joint on the arm rest is an additional detail which makes for a smooth, slanting arm that resolves into a drink holder. Expect to enjoy time outdoors in this updated version of an old favorite.

Schedule

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