It’s a strange kind of thing that happens when you watch Norm build a Tiger Maple washstand and think to yourself, “I bet I could build that.” It doesn’t occur to you at the time that there’s no reason for you to want one or that you didn’t know what it was until Mr. Abrams explained it to you 30 minutes earlier.
As usual, watching Norm is a mix of down-home building, super-sweet tools, stock you could only drool over, and advice from a master craftsman with more years of experience than you’ll ever have. To sum up, season 21 of New Yankee Workshop is in full swing and it’s as good as ever.
Even if you don’t plan to make a turkey table or hat rack, seeing this go down is worth your time. I’m stoked about the dresser he’s got coming later this year — it’s on my list of things to build anyway, and I’d like to see how the New England boys get it done.
Sidenote: His collection of flannel shirts is truly staggering.
New Yankee Workshop [Website]