It is built of teak and can be used either indoors or out. He finds the perfect piece of cherry wood at a local arboriculturist’s. Antiques expert Matt Buckely shows Norm an interesting set of English nesting tables, circa , derived from the Chippendale style. Norm uses cherry for the body of the piece and fashions the drawer front from tiger maple as a distinctive contrast. Norm celebrates the series’ 20th anniversary by building an Adirondack chair, table, and footrest. The top features beveled-glass panels and adjustable shelves, while the bottom is a closed cabinet with a flat-paneled door.
Table Saw Part 1 He uses factory-made legs, builds the body out of solid cherry, and carves a distinctive shell for the middle drawer. Norm crafts a primitive fruit tray out of recycled pine and introduces the craft of metalsmithing when he fashions the cherry tray’s hardware out of brass. Norm creates an eight-sided table of mahogany and mahogany veneer plywood and places it on a sturdy pedestal. Norm builds his version out of poplar and calls on decorative artist Natalie Gardener to precisely copy the paintwork of the original design. After discovering an antique cupboard built with beautifully aged timbers and period hardware, Norm replicates the design and adds a few touches of his own. Leigh and Leslie Keno help Norm look for a classic highboy to re-create, settling on a bonnet-topped, Queen Anne-legged, tiger maple example that they believe was built in Wethersfield, CT in the early 19th century.
Norm’s Router Table
An Arts and Crafts-style hall mirror unit, framed in oak and fitted with reproduction antique hardware, with spaces for the family epixode, hats, and mail. Another Norm original, the laundry table is constructed of durable, easy-to-clean white melamine.
Norm finds a beautiful example at an antique shop on Nantucket, then builds a copy and has it painted to match the original.
The Dower Chest The Gardener’s Dry Sink Dressing Table Part 2 The folding room screen is an attractive alternative for dividing a room or sealing off an unwanted view of a computer, TV set, or radiator.
He lines the cabinet with painted plywood shelves and adds a full-length dressing mirror to the interior of the door. Norm visits a Nantucket antique dealer who commissions reproduction English antique furniture and finds an extension table that can seat 10 or more and then collapse down to six feet for non-feast days.
The Folding Screen Miter Bench and Storage Part 1 Antiques expert Matt Buckely shows Norm an interesting set of English nesting tables, circaderived from the Chippendale style. Norm improves upon an original design, adding a flip-up mirror and a secret compartment to store treasures. Old Pine Dry Sink Built of mahogany, aynkee kitchen secretary provides enough space for cookbooks, a small TV, or workkshop a laptop computer. Norm creates a short, cased clock with a key-wind spring movement.
Experts from North Carolina furniture manufacturer Lee Industries help build and upholster a bench with two rolled arms and dark wooden legs.
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The top features beveled-glass panels and adjustable shelves, while the bottom is a closed cabinet with a flat-paneled door. The finishing touch is a set of brass cup workdhop, which are recessed into the top. Norm builds this outdoor project out of common, pressure-treated pine to worksyop that it will last. Building it also offers good practice in preparing rough-cut lumber and in mortise-and-tenon joinery. Bill shows how to carve a seat, turn the legs, fit the steam-bent maple “crest” rail, and add the spindles.
Kitchen Cabinet Basics Part 2 Leigh and Leslie Keno help Norm look for a classic highboy to re-create, settling on a bonnet-topped, Queen Anne-legged, tiger maple example that they believe was built in Wethersfield, CT in the early 19th century. One of its special features, the “dedicated” mortiser, has its own pull-out drawer with a bench-top fixture that secures the tool and provides an extension to support longer stock.
The Windsor Chair Wrkshop 2 True gourmets will appreciate Norm’s sophisticated chef’s table with a butcher-block top. Resembling an old-fashioned library card catalogue and crafted out of episdoe “heart” pine, Norm’s CD storage case features six drawers with antique brass pulls and labels to identify the contents.
It is built of teak and can be used either indoors or out. It features a push handle and removable tray to make serving easier. The project partner, the Klockit Company of Lake Geneva, WI, creates a facsimile of the New Yankee logo to be painted on the glass through which the pendulum can be seen.
The Pier Table The Wet Wall While re-creating a stunning four-drawer chest built by Alden Spooner in nearby Athol, MA inNorm finds it a challenge to form the French feet and the dovetailed bowfront drawers.
Cigar Chair Part 2 The small, highly decorated Taunton chest, named for the Massachusetts town where it was built nearly years ago, is one of only a handful of originals by Robert Crosman that remain intact today.
Norm builds a mahogany shelf for displaying vases, candles, and other objects in a narrow space, fastening it to the wall with massive decorative brackets.
Norm focuses not on a project but on a tool: Norm replicates a sophisticated mahogany dressing table that he saw at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. The Tall Case Oak Clock Miter Bench and Storage Part 2 Wall-Mounted Tool Chest The Storage Shed Dressing Table Part 1 The finishing touches are a pair of antique-looking “bullseye” glass inserts and a handsome brass knob and lock. At an antique shop, Norm spots epixode small round pedestal table that may have originated in Indonesia.
At a designer showhouse, Norm discovers a handsome collection of bookcases built in the Greek Revival tradition.
Norm reteams with furniture guru Norman Coley on a project to make an oversized ottoman. Router Part 1 The Dominys were clock and cabinet makers who worked aorkshop eastern Long Yanmee from the s to the s. He goes on to build a dovetailed drawer box and a drawer front for the base cabinet he constructed earlier, finishing the basics for a wall-hung cabinet with little more than a table saw.
He finds the perfect workshp of cherry wood at a local arboriculturist’s.