New Yankee Workshop; Taunton Chest
NYWK 1910 , CC Mono , White Horse TV / Pillar to Post, PBS
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- New Yankee Workshop
- Taunton Chest
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Master carpenter Norm Abram (of "This Old House" renown) shows viewers how to build an elegant, affordable and durable collection of furniture at home. Each week, Norm will offer complete step-by-step instructions for a single woodworking project, taking home woodworkers through the entire process of building a piece of furniture--from buying the materials to applying a final coat of finish.
EACH SEASON'S PROJECTS ARE LISTED BELOW: •Thirteenth (2001) 1301-Jigs, Part I; 1302-Jigs, Part II; 1303-Hall Seat; 1304-CD Storage Case; 1305-Garden Armchair; 1306-Workshop Hutch; 1307-Outdoor Cupboard; 1308-Dressing Table, Part I; 1309-Dressing Table, Part II; 1310-Mailbox; 1311-Bath Cupboard; 1312-Monastery Table; 1313-Barrister Bookcase. •Twelfth (2000) 1201-Garage Workshop Part I; 1202-Garage Workshop Part II; 1203-Planter Boxes and Seats; 1204-Croquet Set and Bench; 1205-Hanging Porch Swing; 1206-Computer Desk; 1207-Patio Trolley; 1208-Desk Top Writing Case; 813*R-Router Table; 102*R-Workbench; 1108*R-Table Saw Station; 202*R-Adirondack Chair; 1209-Outdoor Patio Table; 1210-English Server; 1211-Sharpening Station; 1212-Jewlery Case; 1213- Breakfront Cabinet •Eleventh (1999): 1101 Kitchen Island; 1102 Kitchen Pantry; 1103 Kitchen Secretary; 1104 Old Pine Hutch; 1105 Teak Bar; 1106 Laundry Center; 1107 Bake Center; 1108 Table Saw; 1109 Classic Kitchen Cabinets; 1109 Classic Kitchen Cabinets; 1111 Press Cupboard; 1112 Chef's Table; 1113 Grill Cart; •Tenth (1998): 1001 IRISH TABLE; 1002 LINEN PRESS; 1003 WALNUT TABLE; 1004 LIBRARY LADDER; 1005 OLD PINE BAR; 1006 MORRIS CHAIR; 1007 CUPOLA 1008 MESQUITE BOOKCASE ; 1009 CHOP SAW; 1010 WHIRLYGIGS; 1011 CHAISE LOUNGE; 1012 ROLL TOP DESK (Part 1); 1013 ROLL TOP DESK (Part 2) •Ninth Season (1997): 901- Planter's Desk, 902- Turkey Table, 903- Nantucket Settle, 904- Tiger Maple Washstand, 905- Dough Box, 906- Garden Gateway, 907- Wooden Trays, 908- Carousel Table, 909- Seven Drawer Chest, 910- Bentwood Hat Rack, 911- Greenhouse, Part 1, 912- Greenhouse, Part 2, 913- Firehouse Mantle. •Eighth Season (1996): 801- Bedside Cupboard, 802- Coffee Table, 803 - Paymaster Desk, 804 - Long Table, 805 - Double Dresser, 806 - Chestnut Desk, 807 - Irish Hutch, 808 - Wine rack, 809 - Three Turned Table Lamps, 810-Garden Shed; 811- Compost Facility 812 - Chest of Drawers, 813 - Router Table. •Seventh Season (1995): is devoted to building toys & furniture for kids of all ages. 701 - X-Brace Trestle Table; 702 - Pergola (similar to an arbor); 703 - TV Tray Table; 704 - Outdoor Garden Table; 705 - Cherry Bathroom Vanity; 706 - Lutyen's Bench (named after Sir Edward Lutyen); 707 - Picture Frames; 708 - Sailboat, Part I; 709 - Sailboat, Part II; 710 - Gazebo Part I; 711 - Gazebo, Part II; 712 - Quilt Racks; 713 - Chimney Cupboard. •Sixth Season (1994): 601 - Easel; 602 - Doll House; 603 - Toy Box; 604 - Cradle; 605 - Trundle Bed; 606 - Marble Roll; 607 - Storage Units; 608 - Student's Desk; 609 - Rocking Chair; 610 - Alphabet Wagon; 611 - High Chair; 612 - Play House; 613 - Play House...cont... •Fifth Season (1993): 501 - Victorian Kitchen Table; 502 - Plant Stand; 503 - Delft Rack; 504 - Oak Coffee Table; 505 - Outdoor Planters; 506 - Pantry Table; 507 - Sideboard; 508 - Hanging Corner Cupboard; 509 - Pine Cupboard; 510 - Butcher Block; 511 - Redwood Arbor; 512 - Secretary Desk; 513 - Tall Pine Clock •Fourth Season (1992): 401 - Rolling Shop Cabinet; 402 - Outdoor Lidden Bench; 403 - Child's Wagon; 404 - Coffee Table; 405 - Gardener's Workbench; 406 - Shaker Tall Chest; 407 - Colonial Fences; 408 - Console Table; 409 - Wheelbarrow; 410 - Umbrella Stand; 411 - Single Bed; 412 - Dovecote; 413 - Shaker Ladderback Chair •Third Season (1991): 301 - Shaker Step Stool; 302 - Sawhorse and Picnic Table; 303 - Blanket Chest; 304 - Washstand; 305 - Wall Clock; 306 - Sandbox; 307 - Harvest Table; 308 - Woodbox; 309 - Library Table; 310 - Garden Swing; 311 - Cricket Table; 312 - Pie Safe; 313 - Standing Mirror •Second Season (1990): 201 - Rocking Horse; 202 - Adirondack Chair; 203 - Butler's Table; 204 - Kitchen Dresser; 205 - Hearthside Settle; 206 - Pencil-Post Bed; 207 - Chair Table; 208 - Kitchen Worktable; 209 - Mission-style Sofa; 210 - Picture and Mirror Frame; 211 - Chest-on-Chest; 212 - English Garden Bench; 213 - Armoire •First Season (1989): 101- Medicine Chest; 102 - Workbench; 103 - Drop-leaf Table; 104 - Blanket Chest; 105 - Bedside Table; 106 - Bathroom Vanity; 107 - Trestle Table; 108 - Bookcase; 109 - Chest of Drawers; 110 - Candle Stand; 111 - Hutch; 112 - Writing Desk; 113 - Corner Cupboard Series release date: 1989
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The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is a treasure house of the first order that boasts remarkable collections of early American furniture, including some incomparable pieces by Goddard and Townsend, the famous Colonial-era Rhode Island furniture makers. Norm is drawn to a simple chest that is undergoing laboratory investigation at the museum. Known as the Taunton Chest, the piece was named for the Massachusetts town where Robert Crosman (1710-1799) built it nearly three hundred years ago. This highly decorated small chest is one of only a handful of Crosman originals that remain intact today. One like it was offered by Christie’s Auction House not long ago and went for the amazing sum of close to three million.
Norm builds his version out of poplar and calls on decorative artist Natalie Gardner to precisely copy the paintwork of the original design. The dimensions are 38” l x 18” w x 33” h.
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- Morash, Russell (Series Producer)
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