Classic Woodworking

In CLASSIC WOODWORKING, custom furniture-maker Tom McLaughlin turns design inspiration into easy-to-follow projects for woodworkers at every skill level. He teaches the latest wood crafting techniques, as well as tips and instruction for how to create projects that will stand the test of time. Projects this season include: a Craftsman-style dining chair in white oak; a Shaker-style hall table in cherry; a hanging bow front cabinet in American ash; a tilt-top round breakfast table in curly maple; a live-edge coffee table made from New England walnut; and much more.

Wed, Aug 10 4:00 A.M. Tilt Top Table     NH CREATE

What does it take to make a tilt-top table? On this episode of Classic Woodworking, host Tom McLaughlin shares his design for a Shaker-inspired table made out of curly maple and takes a deep-dive into explaining the tilt-top mechanism that makes this piece so unique.

Thu, Aug 11 8:00 A.M. Table Lamp     NH CREATE

Guest Chris Becksvoort joins host Tom McLaughlin in his shop on this episode of Classic Woodworking to make a stunning table lamp.

Thu, Aug 11 2:00 P.M. Table Lamp     NH CREATE

Guest Chris Becksvoort joins host Tom McLaughlin in his shop on this episode of Classic Woodworking to make a stunning table lamp.

Fri, Aug 12 4:00 A.M. Table Lamp     NH CREATE

Guest Chris Becksvoort joins host Tom McLaughlin in his shop on this episode of Classic Woodworking to make a stunning table lamp.

Tue, Aug 16 8:00 A.M. Hanging Tool Cabinet     NH CREATE

Host Tom McLaughlin shares the design for his hanging tool cabinet - a piece that personalizes any shop - on this episode of Classic Woodworking.

Tue, Aug 16 2:00 P.M. Hanging Tool Cabinet     NH CREATE

Host Tom McLaughlin shares the design for his hanging tool cabinet - a piece that personalizes any shop - on this episode of Classic Woodworking.

Wed, Aug 17 4:00 A.M. Hanging Tool Cabinet     NH CREATE

Host Tom McLaughlin shares the design for his hanging tool cabinet - a piece that personalizes any shop - on this episode of Classic Woodworking.

Thu, Aug 18 8:00 A.M. Shaker Hall Table     NH CREATE

In this episode of Classic Woodworking, host Tom McLaughlin crafts a refined, clean, and light Shaker-inspired hall table out of gorgeous cherry using mostly hand tools.

Thu, Aug 18 2:00 P.M. Shaker Hall Table     NH CREATE

In this episode of Classic Woodworking, host Tom McLaughlin crafts a refined, clean, and light Shaker-inspired hall table out of gorgeous cherry using mostly hand tools.

Fri, Aug 19 4:00 A.M. Shaker Hall Table     NH CREATE

In this episode of Classic Woodworking, host Tom McLaughlin crafts a refined, clean, and light Shaker-inspired hall table out of gorgeous cherry using mostly hand tools.

Tue, Aug 23 8:00 A.M. The Hanging Cabinet     NH CREATE

In this episode of Classic Woodworking, 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.

Tue, Aug 23 2:00 P.M. The Hanging Cabinet     NH CREATE

In this episode of Classic Woodworking, 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.

Wed, Aug 24 4:00 A.M. The Hanging Cabinet     NH CREATE

In this episode of Classic Woodworking, 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.

Thu, Aug 25 8:00 A.M. Round Side Table     NH CREATE

Host Tom McLaughlin welcomes guest and veteran woodworker Terry Moore to his wood shop on this episode of Classic Woodworking.

Thu, Aug 25 2:00 P.M. Round Side Table     NH CREATE

Host Tom McLaughlin welcomes guest and veteran woodworker Terry Moore to his wood shop on this episode of Classic Woodworking.

Fri, Aug 26 4:00 A.M. Round Side Table     NH CREATE

Host Tom McLaughlin welcomes guest and veteran woodworker Terry Moore to his wood shop on this episode of Classic Woodworking.

Tue, Aug 30 8:00 A.M. Adirondack Chair     NH CREATE

In this episode of Classic Woodworking, host Tom McLaughlin shares his contemporary take on a classic design: the Adirondack lawn chair.

Tue, Aug 30 2:00 P.M. Adirondack Chair     NH CREATE

In this episode of Classic Woodworking, host Tom McLaughlin shares his contemporary take on a classic design: the Adirondack lawn chair.

Wed, Aug 31 4:00 A.M. Adirondack Chair     NH CREATE

In this episode of Classic Woodworking, host Tom McLaughlin shares his contemporary take on a classic design: the Adirondack lawn chair.

Thu, Sep 1 8:00 A.M. Wenge Tea Box     NH CREATE

Host Tom McLaughlin is joined by Fine Woodworking's Mike Pekovich on this episode of Classic Woodworking.

Thu, Sep 1 2:00 P.M. Wenge Tea Box     NH CREATE

Host Tom McLaughlin is joined by Fine Woodworking's Mike Pekovich on this episode of Classic Woodworking.

Fri, Sep 2 4:00 A.M. Wenge Tea Box     NH CREATE

Host Tom McLaughlin is joined by Fine Woodworking's Mike Pekovich on this episode of Classic Woodworking.

Tue, Sep 6 8:00 A.M. Live Edge Coffee Table     NH CREATE

This Classic Woodworking project showcases the elegance of live edge black walnut.

Tue, Sep 6 2:00 P.M. Live Edge Coffee Table     NH CREATE

This Classic Woodworking project showcases the elegance of live edge black walnut.

Wed, Sep 7 4:00 A.M. Live Edge Coffee Table     NH CREATE

This Classic Woodworking project showcases the elegance of live edge black walnut.

Thu, Sep 8 8:00 A.M. Shaker Blanket Chest     NH CREATE

On this episode of Classic Woodworking, 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.

Thu, Sep 8 2:00 P.M. Shaker Blanket Chest     NH CREATE

On this episode of Classic Woodworking, 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.

Fri, Sep 9 4:00 A.M. Shaker Blanket Chest     NH CREATE

On this episode of Classic Woodworking, 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.

Tue, Sep 13 8:00 A.M. Shaker Box     NH CREATE

Inspired by the nearby Shaker Village, host Tom McLaughlin collaborates with guest John Ryan to craft authentic reproduction Shaker oval boxes out of cherry on this episode of Classic Woodworking.

Tue, Sep 13 2:00 P.M. Shaker Box     NH CREATE

Inspired by the nearby Shaker Village, host Tom McLaughlin collaborates with guest John Ryan to craft authentic reproduction Shaker oval boxes out of cherry on this episode of Classic Woodworking.

Wed, Sep 14 4:00 A.M. Shaker Box     NH CREATE

Inspired by the nearby Shaker Village, host Tom McLaughlin collaborates with guest John Ryan to craft authentic reproduction Shaker oval boxes out of cherry on this episode of Classic Woodworking.

Thu, Sep 15 8:00 A.M. Craftsman Style Dining Chair     NH CREATE

Host Tom McLaughlin shares his technique for making a Craftsman-style dining chair out of white oak on this episode of Classic Woodworking.

Thu, Sep 15 2:00 P.M. Craftsman Style Dining Chair     NH CREATE

Host Tom McLaughlin shares his technique for making a Craftsman-style dining chair out of white oak on this episode of Classic Woodworking.

Fri, Sep 16 4:00 A.M. Craftsman Style Dining Chair     NH CREATE

Host Tom McLaughlin shares his technique for making a Craftsman-style dining chair out of white oak on this episode of Classic Woodworking.

Tue, Sep 20 8:00 A.M. End Table with David Lamb     NH CREATE

On this episode of Classic Woodworking, host Tom McLaughlin welcomes his friend and neighbor David Lamb, a New Hampshire furniture master, to his shop.

Tue, Sep 20 2:00 P.M. End Table with David Lamb     NH CREATE

On this episode of Classic Woodworking, host Tom McLaughlin welcomes his friend and neighbor David Lamb, a New Hampshire furniture master, to his shop.

Wed, Sep 21 4:00 A.M. End Table with David Lamb     NH CREATE

On this episode of Classic Woodworking, host Tom McLaughlin welcomes his friend and neighbor David Lamb, a New Hampshire furniture master, to his shop.


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