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The American Woodshop

The American Woodshop

PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Tuesdays at 4 PM beginning Jan. 31

This marks the 30th season of The American Woodshop. Join hosts Scott & Suzy Phillips as they feature fine handcrafts using recycled and reclaimed woods that come together for stunning results. This season “celebrates the majesty of wood.”


Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 4 PM
Vintage Glass Candy Cabinet Circa 1930s
Straight from the corner store comes this beautiful four-sided glass and red oak display case. Easy to build with simple tools! Blended Danish oil creates an old-world look. Tapered red oak plugs add the perfect finishing touch. 


Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 4 PM
Live Edge Windsor Inspired Bench
Insider tips on creating live edge benches helps to make home crafting easy. Natural edges with curves and bark can be challenging to mill. Track saws are explained and demonstrated as the perfect addition to the home woodshop. 


Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 4 PM
Turning Kitchen Gifts
Hard maple circular cutting boards along with turned pie servers and cheese planes are ideal gifts for every occasion. Turning wood is easy to do! See detailed steps to begin turning custom gifts. Made of colorful SpectraPly. 


Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 4 PM
Woodcraft Magazine Tool Organizer
Designed as a freestanding red oak tool tower, comes a classic! It easily can be used in kitchens of any size as a utilities and baking keep. Steel Casters add a mid-century modern look. Originally designed by Woodcraft Magazine. Router cut half-blind dovetails are milled with the perfect jig. 


Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 4 PM
Scroll Saw Art and Sign Making
This type of cutting is remarkable. These delicate blades cut the hardest of wood (hard maple) with ease. Suzy demonstrates the techniques that she uses for best results. She scrolls a reverse image tiger and Scott uses the same technique to complete an eagle. Routed lettering featured. 


Tuesday, March 7, at 4 PM
Resin Cast Turned Lamp
Scott creates these signature lamps using epoxy resin and turned parts. Internal LED lights make the turnings glow with inspiring light. See how ever step combines to make each lamp completely original! Pure magic!. 


Tuesday, March 14, at 4 PM
Art Glass Display Cabinet
Making something new from something old has never been more rewarding. A vintage piece of art glass is combined with a custom-made 35mm hinged hard maple cabinet. This Art and Crafts style is the perfect accent piece in any room. Internal lighting makes this colorful work come to life! 


Tuesday, March 21, at 4 PM
Carved Garden Chairs
Ready for a garden party? Well then these are the chairs for you! Playfully carved accents make these keyed chairs just right. Deceptively comfortable. They invite the viewer to have a seat! Created with a bandsaw, jig saw, cordless drill and carving chisels. Easy to make and pure fun! 


Tuesday, March 28, at 4 PM
Chippendale High Boy Carvings and Turnings
This period furniture design is inspired by Thomas Chippendale of the 1700s. Elegance in American black cherry. The scallop shell carvings are iconic and uniquely American. The final turnings just lift the eyes to the broken arch pediment. Breathtaking! 


Tuesday, April 4, at 4 PM
Finishing for the Ages / Queen Anne Low Boy Finishing Techniques
How do you get the perfect color on custom wooden works? Test samples! This show is completely dedicated to demystifying the finishing process. This episode shows the steps needed to finish with style and ease!  


Tuesday, April 11, at 4 PM
The Go-To Corner Chair
The chair is the most used daytime furniture in every home. This unconventional corner chair is the perfect way to make sitting in the corner fun. Made of a bent lamination arm rest supported by turned red oak spindles with a plank seat. You need to see this to believe it! 


Tuesday, April 18, at 4 PM
Easy Inlay Turned Boxes
Completely mesmerizing! These spinning creations of magical woods are inlaid with wonder!New materials and new techniques of inlaying elevate turned boxes to new heights. It’s impossible to have more fun in wood than by watching these spin to life! Also featured are chisel sharpening tips.  


Tuesday, April 25, at 4 PM
Cantilevered Tables
Designed to defy gravity, these tables just look right. The live edge walnut slab tops really look spectacular! A special interlocking pivot joint is used to form the leg assembly. Power sculpting the large wide slabs really makes the wood come to life!