Episode 0101: Trestle Table – Teaser

This week on Rough Cut, host Tommy MacDonald tackles a Trestle Table, perfect for any kitchen. To make the table, Tommy handpicks a piece of local New England black walnut ...
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Episode 0102: Shaker Step Stool – Teaser

A Shaker-inspired Step Stool is Tommy’s project on this episode of Rough Cut. This simple piece serves as the perfect introduction to woodworking, and throughout the episode Tommy explores the ...
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Episode 0103: Wall Cabinet – Teaser

Boston’s Old North Church may be most famous for its steeple lanterns, which once signaled the start of the American Revolution, but another standout characteristic of the building is its ...
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Episode 0104: Lazy Susan – Teaser

The Octagonal Lazy Susan featured on Rough Cut this week has a lot of bang for the buck. Not only is the octagonal shape beautiful to look at, but the ...
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Episode 0105: Flag Box

With a reverent nod to Veteran’s Day, this episode of Rough Cut features Tommy building a Flag Box, commonly used for housing the American flag. As a special feature in ...
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Episode 0106: Shaker Night Stand – Teaser

The Shaker-inspired Night Stand is one of Tommy’s favorite projects. This particular piece really shows off Tommy’s style in using rough cut lumber and gives Tommy a chance to put ...
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Episode 0107: Finishes – Teaser

Tommy is the first to say, finishes are an art unto themselves. That’s why he dedicated an entire episode to this topic featuring two very talented finishers, Christine Thomson, a ...
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Episode 0108: Keepsake Box – Teaser

The Keepsake Box is a perfect project for anyone who wants to learn simple, small box construction. The box would make a great jewelry box or even a humidor. A ...
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Episode 0109: Serving Tray – Teaser

Though the Serving Tray in this episode may look simple, it involves a complicated compound angle that defeats many woodworkers. But, Tommy has an answer for you – a trick ...
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Episode 0110: Blanket Chest

The blanket chest has been around since the Pilgrims came to Massachusetts in the 1600s. In this episode, Tommy builds one that demonstrates basic frame construction as well as mortise ...
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Episode 0111: Chippendale Footstool – Teaser

The s-curve legs and ball and claw feet are the standout features of Tommy’s Chippendale footstool. Many furniture makers get defeated by the ball and claw, but in this episode ...
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Episode 0112: Bread Box – Teaser

Who doesn’t want a beautiful natural bread box for their kitchen, especially if it features a fabulous tambour door? The tambour door has been around for hundreds of years, and ...
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Episode 0113: Building a Trellis

In the final episode of season one, Tommy guides viewers through the process of building a trellis, perfect for any outdoor space. Whether growing roses, creeping vines or clematis, this ...
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