Watch It Again: New Yankee Workshop
By popular demand, Norm Abram’s classic woodworking series is back
For those of us who can’t get enough of the master carpentry of Norm Abram, there’s good news: All 21 seasons—more than 200 episodes—of New Yankee Workshop will be added to thisoldhouse.com in the coming months.
This woodworking series aired from 1989 to 2009 and featured Norm making everything from gazebos to Windsor chairs; he would find an original object—often historic—that he wanted to replicate, and then walk viewers through a discussion of the materials and the actual steps involved—with enviable tools and incredible craftsmanship.
The series was produced by Russell Morash, the same person who created This Old House. “For many years, This Old House and New Yankee Workshop lived side by side on television, sharing a one-hour slot that many people came to love,” says Eric Thorkilsen, CEO of This Old House Ventures. “Now the shows will live side by side again, making it faster and easier for enthusiasts to watch the shows and get the plans.”
Best of all, for Insiders: All episodes will be available advertising-free, for streaming at any time, and if a particular project is of interest, Insiders can download the plans for free. Already, several episodes are available for streaming, including Season 18, Episode 8, where Norm makes a corner table from white oak salvaged from Virginia’s Rappahannock River; Season 18, Episode 11, where he crafts a mahogany bowfront chest based on an 1807 original; and Season 20, Episode 11, where he creates an all-weather loveseat using teak.