Hosted by master carpenter Norm Abram, New Yankee Workshop aired on PBS for 21 seasons from 1989 through 2009 and guided millions of viewers through the hands-on process of furniture making
Norm, who is legendary for his woodworking skills, has been perfecting those skills since he was a boy, when he made wooden toys for his sister. Through the years, he has also mastered the craft of teaching; he inspired others to make beautiful creations from wood.
Working in a 936-square-foot workshop, Norm would complete a typical episode of The New Yankee Workshop in two days. He did all the work himself, using an assistant only for clean up and finishes. Each episode in the series offers step-by-step instructions for building furniture and other woodworking projects.
The New Yankee Workshop was a co-production of Morash Associates, Inc. and WGBH Boston.