Quarter-sawn oak roll top desk.
Quarter-sawn oak roll top desk.
An outdoor chaise lounge using trestlewood.
A private collection of children's toys and whimsical whirligigs inspires Norm to build a mechanized version of the "New Yankee Workshop" logo.
A glass-front bookcase features divided pane windows and the Greene Brothers' trademark square-peg detailing.
A copper-roofed version of an antique cupola.
A Morris chair is made from quarter-sawn white oak.
An antique Irish bar made from recycled pine boasts a high-gloss finish.
An antique library ladder made from long leaf southern yellow pine.
A 19th-century black walnut drop-leaf dining table.
An antique linen press with streamlined, raised-panel double doors is the right size to fit in almost any room.
An antique Celtic pine table with a 36-inch round atop four tapered legs; mortise-and-tenon joinery; tapering jig.
A classic Colonial fireplace mantle made with a variety of woods and moldings.
Finishing a greenhouse made out of redwood and polycarbonate panels.
A greenhouse made of redwood and polycarbonate panels.
Wood steaming is used to build an oak hat rack.
A 19th-century English mahogany seven-drawer chest features period brass hardware pulls, edge banding and dovetail drawers.
A table includes a removable Lazy Susan centerpiece.
A fruit tray of recycled pine; a cherry tray's hardware is made of brass.
A spindled gateway with a pergola and trellis is made of pressure-treated pine.
A dough box crafted from antique pine.
A washstand of tiger maple features scrollwork, turned legs and a shelf drawer.
A lidded settle crafted in cherry wood doubles as storage space and hallway showpiece.
A practical accent table with a three-leaf-clover design is made with Southern heart pine.
Featuring tapered legs, a hinged desktop and plenty of shelves, a planter's desk functions as a compact home office.
A table with turned maple legs and round pine top.
A lolling chair features an upholstered seat and back.
Furniture made of traditional teak can withstand many types of weather.
An Adirondack chair, table and footrest.
Achieving a professional finish by applying two smooth undercoats followed by a brushed-on finished coat; installing cabinets.
A wet bar features a small copper sink, natural cherry paneled walls, a cherry countertop, wine cooler and mirrored surfaces.
An island with a butcher block top, drawer-mounted microwave, tray storage and pull-out drawer for trash or recyclables.
Desk with file storage; a shelved, wall-hung cabinet; a computer/television/phone area; pigeon holes for holding small items; cork board.
Creating a pantry that provides good storage space.
The necessary cabinets around the sink and dishwasher; storage for dishes, pots, pans, silverware and other utensils.
Cabinetry surrounding built-in double oven, range and range hood.
Popular door and drawer options; raised panel overlay doors; dovetailed drawer box and a drawer front for a base cabinet.
Norm's kitchen building project continues with an episode that demonstrations many of the common tasks necessary to construct cabinetry.
A window bench with two rolled arms on dark wooden legs.
Three small walnut tables store into each other to form a nest.
A mahogany Bowfront four-drawer chest with French feet and dovetailed drawers.
Norm builds his version of the Taunton Chest out of poplar and calls on a decorative artist to copy the paintwork from the original design.
Dadoing; setting up stacked dado cutters; rabbets; sacrificial fence; evaluating miter gauges; building a cross cut sled and a stop block.
Table saws can be used for ripping, cutting large panels and handling narrow stock; building an out feed table.
A green-blue and wine-red painted cupboard with an unusual arched top door and pinched cornice.
A sideboard with cowboy-style features like the ones Thomas Molesworth made popular during the 1930s.
A reproduction of a Dominy clock, circa 1821, is made of poplar.
A cherry candle-stand has a wooden bird-cage element that allows the tabletop to rotate and flip up for storage.
Building a dry sink out of recycled pine.
Custom-made mahogany door with a pair of antique-looking Bulls Eye glass inserts and a brass knob and lock.
Reproducing a Federal gilt-wood mirror; gilder and reverse painter Linda Abrams.
Rail and stile panels made from hardwood veneer plywood; simple painted moldings; medium density fiberboard.
A cherry corner chair.
A functional console made of mahogany.
A simple, multipurpose outdoor structure that serves as a storage shed or pool house.
Bookcases built in the Greek Revival tradition include glass doors that swing on concealed European hinges.
A drop-leaved corner table with turned legs.
Commercial router tables; raised-panel cabinet doors; circles of various diameters.
The standard base and the plunge type router; creating simple and complex edges; mortises for hinges.
A clock with a key wind spring movement housed in a walnut case and a painted glass panel adorning the clock face and clockworks below.
An eight-sided poker table made of mahogany and mahogany veneer plywood.
The adjustable roller stand, stock cart and work stand.
Plantation shutters are spray painted after they are built.
A mantelpiece for a master bedroom.
A modular bookcase design that can go around existing windows or doors.
The craftsman makes modern signs with a router, sand blaster, hand chisel and a computerized machine.
A kitchen island made from poplar and birch plywood.
A tiger-maple highboy has a bonnet top and Queen Anne legs.
A tiger-maple highboy has a bonnet top and Queen Anne legs.
The tilt top table with a cherry top.
Norm Abram offers a solution to the shortcomings of modern barbecues, with extra work space incorporating tiles and a central cutting board.
An American-built side chair of the early 1800's.
The wood lathe and basic techniques needed to learn spindle turning.
A game table with a circular top that is hinged and could be folded.
A well-proportioned solid mahogany chest.
An oversized ottoman made of leather.
An all-weather convertible bench/table made of rot-resistant cypress.
An oak-framed arts-and-crafts hall mirror has reproductions of antique hardware.
A hard-working bench made of cypress provides a place to work on plants and to store plant items.
An oak desk finished with the appropriate color and glaze.
A dinner table that can seat ten or more people but can also collapse down to six feet.
Making a pier table out of poplar with a faux marble top.
Building a lowboy from solid cherry and carving a distinctive shell for the middle drawer.
Carving the seat, turning the legs and fitting the steam bent rail of a fan back Windsor chair.
Building a fan back Windsor chair by carving the seat, turning the legs, fitting the steam bent maple crest rail and adding spindles.
A tulip poplar dower chest with typical Pennsylvania Dutch artwork.
A grandfather's clock which combines an Arts & Crafts-style case and chimes.
Revising an original Shaker bookcase, making it a little shorter and narrower than its original design.
A flower stand made of hard-wearing medium density overlay plywood and edged with decay resistant cypress.
A three-fold hinged screen built of traditional raised panels.
An old table built by a colonial furniture maker which has drop leaves and wing-like supports to hold the tabletop straight.
Woodworker's hanging tool-chest.
A dark wood French side table with a single drawer and curved legs.
Narrow corner cupboard with several shelves behind a glass-fronted door.
A mahogany headboard made from cherry veneer plywood, using solid cherry to form the posts and edge.
A flagpole made of Douglas fir, glued with epoxy and mounted on a welded steel ground anchor.
Media cupboard made of maple with swing-away doors; finishing steps with aniline dyes and polyurethane.
A media cupboard made of maple with swing-away doors, adjustable shelves and three roomy drawers below.
A display cupboard, with beveled glass panels and adjustable shelves, provides storage for the bathroom.
Cutting leather using patterns, padding, and other steps used to apply leather to the frame.
Cigar chair; tour of LEE Industries; upholstered chairs and sofas.
Queen Anne pedestal table with a round solid cherry top.
Making a coffee table out of a portable platform on which wool was sheared from sheep.
Test labs at American Woodworker Magazine in Emmaus, Penn.; creating a router station.
A classic, rustic cupboard made from recycled pine.
Teak deck chair with brass hardware.
An antique cherry nightstand with one drawer and four turned legs.
An artisan who makes wooden bowls; an arboriculturist supplies the walnut, maple and ash woods for three bowls.
Chest of drawers; mahogany veneer plywood.
Round pedestal table; jig and router technique.
Work table; caster assembly; storage cart for woodworker's clamps.
A maple shaving stand using cherry to form the mirror surround, draw and legs.
How beds are made; making a tiger maple queen-size bed.
Adirondack love-seat; weatherproof adhesives; concealing screws.
The rounded-top steamer trunk built from antique chestnut and hammered iron strips.
Miter-saw bench; adjustable stop block; radial-saw table.
A bench for a miter saw includes pull-out drawers big enough to hold power tools and accessories.
Building an oak barrister's bookcase to display artifacts, curios and books.
Reproducing a Tuscan monastery table using Southern yellow pine.
Building a bath cupboard complete with plywood shelves, custom molding and a full-length dressing mirror.
Making a mailbox featuring ornamental finial, a chamfered post and a newspaper slot.
Completing the mahogany dressing table; how the Forest Service regulates timber production; how plywood is made.
Replicating a mahogany dressing table with foldaway mirror and turned legs housed at the Biltmore Estate.
A multipurpose outdoor cupboard complete with an interior divider, adjustable shelves, hooks and storage compartments.
A workshop hutch that features a backbench, adjustable shelves, drawers and a place for electrical outlets.
Building a garden armchair from recycled cypress.
Building a six-drawer CD case modeled after a library card catalog but designed to hold 200 compact discs.
Tall hall seat; mirror; brass hooks; storage compartment; hinged seat.
Guiding a plunge router; making box joints; a hinge-mortising jig; a jig for mortising a louvered door or shutters.
Building a panel-cutter jig, a panel-raising jig, a circle-cutting jig and a tapering jig; using feather boards.
Building a breakfront cabinet with an upper glass case, a lower cupboard case and panel doors.
Constructing a jewelry box with flip-up mirror and a secret compartment.
Designing a functional sharpening station with plenty of room for the grinding wheel, water baths and cabinets.
Creating an imitation antique English server, or sideboard, from distressed pine.
Building a round, teak patio table that seats six.
Assembling a lock-and-key writing desk from either antique chestnut or cherry.
Building a mahogany patio trolley with push handle and removable tray.
Putting together a pine computer desk that has room for the monitor, keyboard, printer, computer and accessories.
Croquet set; storage bench.
Building a Victorian-style plant stand or a box-and-bridge seat from antique cypress wood.
Turning a garage into a professional-looking workshop.
Garage workshop; cabinetry; storage units; portable chop station.
Preparing rough-cut lumber; creating tapered legs; mortise and joinery techniques; finger joint construction.
Featuring streamlined, fat-paneled doors, an upper drawer and turned feet, the simple design of Norm Abram's press cupboard uses recycled pine.
Sink base; trees; lathe; doors; decorative detailing; columns.
Basic cabinetmaking skills, from creating drawers and adjustable shelves to making glass and raised paneled doors.
A melamine and wood table saw station designed to increase the tool's functionality.
Bake center; granite counter; divided cabinet; stainless zinc counter; storage drawers.
A laundry center constructed of white melamine.
A teak bar with nautical-inspired brass hardware, louver doors and a wall-mounted upper cabinet with mirror back.
A hutch with glass front doors and a lower cabinet with raised panel doors built from 200-year-old pine.
A hanging kitchen secretary built from mahogany.
Pantry; lighting; storage shelves.
Building a useful yet versatile butcher-block kitchen island with flat-paneled cherry doors and pullout trays.
Copying the classic designs of a quartersawn roll-top desk of the 1860s.
Copying the classic designs of a quartersawn roll-top desk of the 1860s.
Creating antique toys, including a mechanized whirligig.
An antique Irish bar built from recycled pine and given a high-gloss finish.
Southern yellow pine is used to craft a library ladder with splayed legs joined by a hinged crossbar.
Walnut dining table.
Antique linen press.
Antique pine table.
Norm Abram builds a Colonial fireplace mantel.
A redwood greenhouse with polycarbonate panels.
Work begins on a greenhouse made from redwood and polycarbonate panels.
An oak hatrack made using 17th-century wood-steaming techniques.
A seven-drawer chest with edge banding and dovetail drawers inspired by a 19th-century English antique.
A salvaged pine table with a removable Lazy Susan centerpiece.
A primitive fruit tray is made out of recycled pine; crafting a cherry butler's tray joinery out of brass.
An English lattice gate with a pergola and trellis.
An antique pine dough box with a hinged lid.
Reproducing an 1830s washstand out of tiger maple that features elegant scrollwork, turned legs and a shelf drawer.
Norm makes a cherry wood settle inspired by one found on the island of Nantucket.
Making a turkey table with a three-leaf clover design out of Southern heart pine.
Carpenter Norm Abram builds a lidded planter's desk.
A wooden router table with storage drawers and a secure platform for attaching the router.
A 10-drawer recycled pine storage unit based on an antique found in Nantucket.
Storage shed; recycling/rubbish center.
Norm Abram begins building a 12-by-8 shed with an attached garbage and recycling center.
Three natural wood lamps made from recycled materials.
A redwood wine rack that can store 10 cases of wine plus glasses and corkscrews.
Norm reproduces a 200-year-old Irish hutch with two flat-paneled doors and a pair of large dovetailed drawers.
A chestnut desk or table with an expansive surface and a single center drawer.
A narrow six-drawer dresser with recessed side panels and banded drawer fronts.
Pine dining table.
Pine paymaster's desk.
Recycled barn timber is used in a reproduction pine coffee table with large turned legs.
Norm Abram begins a season of woodworking projects inspired by Napa Valley furnishings. This episode: a pine bedside cupboard.
Norm Abram uses salvaged pine boards to build a free-standing Shaker cabinet.
A Victorian quilt rack in mahogany and a Shaker interpretation in pine.
Norm Abram builds the gazebo's screen door and panels, assembles the Victorian latticework and adds the copper finial.
Norm Abram begins work on an octagonal screened Victorian-style gazebo.
After the Clancy-class sailboat is sanded, painted and waterproofed, Steve Thomas and Norm Abram go sailing.
Norm Abram begins building a Clancy-class sailboat using marine veneer mahogany, epoxy and fiberglass.
Techniques used in making picture and mirror frames; how to create mattes.
Making a teak garden bench inspired by 19th-century architect Edwin Lutyens.
Using a router on the raised panel doors of a cherry bathroom vanity.
Building a round, slat-topped teak coffee table for outdoor use.
Making a mahogany table with a detachable tray adapted from a design used in the 1950s and '60s.
Making a pergola using pressure-treated southern yellow pine.
Carpenter Norm Abram makes an X-brace Colonial trestle table of cherry.
The shingle roof of the playhouse; window box and Dutch door.
Work on a playhouse begins with building the floor platform, prefabricating the walls and assembling the frame.
Norm builds a cherry highchair for toddlers aged 2-4 years.
Workshop scraps are turned into a set of alphabet blocks and a square pull-wagon.
Child-sized rocking chair.
Making an oak student desk using high-pressure laminates and mortise and tenon joinery.
Three oak plywood storage units: a chest of drawers, a base cabinet and a bookcase.
Using a table saw to build a simple marble roll, a toy suitable for young children.
A castered trundle bed, built using a variety of mortise-and-tenon joinery techniques.
An Early American hooded cradle.
A toy box that features an inlaid checkerboard made of maple and mahogany.
A true-to-scale replica of the workshop that can be made for boys or girls.
Carpenter Norm Abram builds an easel using biscuit joinery in the leg assembly.
Norm builds a tall pine clock, using both off-the-shelf and custom-made moldings.
Building a writing desk out of pine with mitered breadboard corners.
A redwood destination arbor inspired by pine and privet versions on the island of Nantucket.
A version of the butcher's block with a hard end-grain maple top and a poplar base.
Making flat panel and glass panel doors for the display area of an English country cupboard.
While building a four-shelf hanging corner cupboard from sinker pine, Norm makes a curved door.
Norm makes an English sideboard with three drawers, fiddle-shaped legs and a pot board from white oak.
A multipurpose English country pantry table with tapered legs and delicate bead detail work.
Norm builds plain and fancy cypress planters.
Norm builds a country coffee table.
An oak rack has a cornice.
Norm crafts an English country plant stand from sugar pine and makes a jig for tapering the project's thin legs.
Making a "sinker" pine Victorian kitchen table with a storage drawer.
Norm makes a Shaker chair.
A dovecote inspired by one found in the backyard of a historic house in Colonial Williamsburg.
Common wood-turning tools are used to make a single bed with a lathe-formed turned post.
A light oak umbrella stand that features a mirror and clay pot holders.
The Eric Sloane Museum in Kent, Conn.; building an oak wheelbarrow with removable sides.
Building a console table modeled after a Danish half-round built in the late 1800s.
Fences in Colonial Williamsburg, Va.; three fences made of Maine white cedar.
Norm makes a tall chest modeled on one in the Shaker Village in Hancock, Mass.
Making a redwood workbench for the garden with open shelves and lots of storage.
A coffee table is made from raw pallet wood that's been prepared by planing and edging.
The Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum in Rochester, N.Y.; Norm builds a child's wagon.
Norm visits a specialized lumber company in Georgia to get cypress for an outdoor lidded bench.
Carpenter Norm Abram makes a rolling shop cabinet that is built from veneer plywood.
Norm makes a frame for a full-length standing mirror.
Norm assembles a pie safe which features a punched-tin front.
Using angled mortise-and-tenon joinery on a hardwood cricket table.
Making an old-fashioned two-seat swing using redwood for the chairs.
Norm makes a Shaker library table of cherry.
Norm builds a wood-box with pegs for fireplace tools.
A cherry harvest table inspired by the Shaker Museum in Old Chatham, N.Y.
Norm uses cedar and pressure-treated lumber to build a sandbox.
Building a wall clock modeled on one built by Shaker Isaac Youngs.
Norm makes a pine washstand with a drawer and door.
Norm makes a blanket chest with storage drawers.
Norm makes a sawhorse from spruce and plywood.
Norm builds two versions of a Shaker step-stool.
A classical armoire that can function as a home entertainment center.
Norm crafts an English garden bench from teak.
Norm builds an 8-drawer chest-on-chest from cherry.
Using specialized tools and clamps to build picture and mirror frames.
Norm builds an oak-framed mission-style sofa.
The construction of a dining table that also functions as a work table.
A pivoting tabletop that forms a back rest. From Old Sturbridge Village.
Norm makes a pencil-post bed of poplar.
A pine settle based on a piece in decorator Henry Sleeper's home.
Norm Abram crafts a kitchen dresser from 200-year-old pine, which incorporates two glass doors, a linen drawer and brass fittings.
Norm builds a mahogany butler's table.
Rustic furniture at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y.; the Adirondack chair.
Norm Abram builds a child's rocking horse.
Norm makes a pine-and-plywood corner cupboard.
Norm builds a maple slant-top writing desk.
A hutch modeled on an Early American cupboard in Old Sturbridge Village's Fitch House.
Using power tools to build a candle stand based on a Shaker original.
A Ponderosa pine chest of drawers inspired by a Hancock Shaker Village original.
A birch plywood bookcase inspired by a visit to Old Sturbridge Village's Stone Bank.
Constructing an easily disassembled cherry trestle table.
An oak bathroom vanity, inspired by a Shaker museum dry sink.
Norm makes a pine bedside table with tapered legs.
A modern pine, cedar-lined blanket chest, modeled after a 1790 antique.
Norm makes an ash drop-leaf table with turned legs.
A hardwood-topped workbench with a bench vise and recessed tool storage.
Carpenter Norm Abram builds a Shaker-inspired medicine cabinet.