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 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.

Distributed by: American Public Television (APT)
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Tom McLaughlin

Tom McLaughlin

Classic Woodworking host Tom McLaughlin has been making and designing commissioned custom furniture for decades.

Episode #101

The Hanging Cabinet

Episode #102 · 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. He'll share his tips for using lamination to create the simple but beautiful bow front door by applying a fantastic figured ash veneer. Don't miss this all-new episode of Classic Woodworking!

Round Side Table

Episode #103 · Host Tom McLaughlin welcomes guest and veteran woodworker Terry Moore to his wood shop on this episode of Classic Woodworking. Terry shares his technique for designing a dramatic sunburst walnut veneer pattern on a round side table while Tom heads to the lathe to show how to turn an Art Deco-inspired column. The two collaborate on the cross lapped joinery feet and the end result is an elegant, smooth, intriguing piece which is very pleasing to the eye.

Episode #104

Episode #106

Episode #110