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The television series the Woodwright's Shop is a woodworking television show that is hosted by Roy Underhill. Roy has over 30 years of woodworking experience and shares his knowledge, talent, and skills with his viewers through his informing and engaging television show.

In this television series, viewers will learn how to make wood projects such as furniture,, home decor, and many other items, all with old fashioned tools. He provides entertaining and simple to do projects that all aspiring woodworkers could make. His down to earth style and love for the olden days adds a unique touch that keeps viewers watching.

The Woodwright's Shop is a Home & Garden series that is currently running and has 37 seasons (143 episodes). The series first aired on August 31, 2011. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.7.

The Woodwright's Shop is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Woodwright's Shop on demand at PBS , PBS online.

Sundays, Saturdays on PBS
37 Seasons, 143 Episodes
August 31, 2011
Home & Garden
8.7/10
Cast: Roy Underhill
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The Woodwright's Shop Full Episode Guide

  • Roy Underhill shows how to cut bead moldings with hand planes for corners that look sharp and last longer.

  • Can you replace a chest of molding planes with one complex metal contraption? Roy pits monster planes against their wooden ancestors.

  • An Asheville artisan shows the secrets of the steam-bent green-wood chair.

  • Haul out the anvil and forge this essential bench tool! Blacksmith Peter Ross shows how to forge historical versions of this powerful gripper.

  • A Michigan master of folk carving whittles white cedar fans and birds of a wooden feather.

  • Walnut and boxwood make a little box with a secret lock to stash the woodworker’s pal.

  • Classical carver Mary May gives Roy his first lessons on woodcarving

  • Make a proper joiner’s mallet and you’ll never be lonely again! With ash head and hickory handle, Roy shows how to make a mallet for the ages.

  • Learn how to make gleaming surfaces, tight joints and crisp moldings through perfect planing.

  • One piece of walnut makes a beautiful bookstand as we follow the formula of an old French master.

  • Steve Latta shows how to create decorative veneer patterns using oval engines, sharp knives, and patient perfectionism.

  • Instructions on how to dovetail a stout, sloped top tool chest.

  • Lessons on forging hinges and latches for a replica tool chest.

  • How a plank with inserted legs can transform into a chair, table or bench.

  • Christopher Schwarz joins Roy to unlock the secrets of the ancient Roman woodworker’s bench.

  • Instructions on how to construct a double, swinging casement window with wooden planes and premium pine.

  • Chair-maker Elia Bizzarri demonstrates to Roy how to craft a split oak firewood carrier influenced by the classic wooden harvest rake.

  • A Muhammad Ali-influenced woodworking session: "Saw Like a Butterfly, Plane Like a Bee."

  • Swedish shrink boxes with inserted bottoms are crafted using hollowed wood.

  • The typical wedged mortise and tenon joint for take-apart furniture is experimented.

  • Waving arm wooden whirligigs are crafted.

  • A slope-lidded box is carved using white and red oak.

  • Instructions on how to craft wooden gift boxes with mitered corners and tops that slide in grooves.

  • The Season 36 opener demonstrates how to make a chair like the one portrayed in Vincent Van Gogh's masterpiece.