The Woodwright's Shop

New episodes air in the fall.

For over 35 years, Roy Underhill has shared his love of American woodcraft. Using only the hand tools of early America, Roy proves that woodworking doesn’t have to be noisy, dangerous or expensive. His insights into the principles of the craft reveal the enduring relationship between tools and material — between the human hand and the creations of culture.

UNC-TV produces The Woodwright's Shop with Roy Underhill in partnership with State Farm Insurance.

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Episodes 142

Video thumbnail: The Woodwright's Shop Plain Pine Box

The Woodwright's Shop

Plain Pine Box

Roy looks into the simplest form of furniture, the plain pine box.

26:47

Plain Pine Box

26:47

Video thumbnail: The Woodwright's Shop Tool Smithing with Peter Ross

The Woodwright's Shop

Tool Smithing with Peter Ross

Dividers, calipers and turning tools take shape as master blacksmith Peter Ross shows Roy.

26:46

Tool Smithing with Peter Ross

26:46

Video thumbnail: The Woodwright's Shop Welsh Stick Chair II

The Woodwright's Shop

Welsh Stick Chair II

The challenge of the Welsh stick chair continues as Roy shapes spindles and backs.

26:46

Welsh Stick Chair II

26:46

Video thumbnail: The Woodwright's Shop Welsh Stick Chair I

The Woodwright's Shop

Welsh Stick Chair I

Roy makes this country cousin of the Windsor chair using the same tools and techniques.

26:46

Welsh Stick Chair I

26:46

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Video thumbnail: The Woodwright's Shop 2015 Promo: Tool Smithing with Peter Ross

The Woodwright's Shop

2015 Promo: Tool Smithing with Peter Ross

Dividers, calipers and turning tools take shape as master blacksmith Peter Ross shows Roy.

0:30

2015 Promo: Tool Smithing with Peter Ross

0:30

Video thumbnail: The Woodwright's Shop 2015 Promo: Hollows & Rounds

The Woodwright's Shop

2015 Promo: Hollows & Rounds

These most basic molding planes also prove the most versatile.

0:30

2015 Promo: Hollows & Rounds

0:30

Video thumbnail: The Woodwright's Shop 2015 Promo: Rocky Bentwood Baby Cradle II

The Woodwright's Shop

2015 Promo: Rocky Bentwood Baby Cradle II

Roy completes the rocking cradle with pine sides and rockers.

0:30

2015 Promo: Rocky Bentwood Baby Cradle II

0:30

Video thumbnail: The Woodwright's Shop 2015 Promo: Rocky Bentwood Baby Cradle I

The Woodwright's Shop

2015 Promo: Rocky Bentwood Baby Cradle I

Roy rives, shapes and bends the ash wood bows for a rocking cradle.

0:30

2015 Promo: Rocky Bentwood Baby Cradle I

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Previews 47

Video thumbnail: The Woodwright's Shop 2015 Promo: Plain Pine Box

The Woodwright's Shop

2015 Promo: Plain Pine Box

Roy looks into the simplest form of furniture, the plain pine box.

0:30

2015 Promo: Plain Pine Box

0:30

Video thumbnail: The Woodwright's Shop 2015 Promo: Welsh Stick Chair II

The Woodwright's Shop

2015 Promo: Welsh Stick Chair II

The challenge of the Welsh stick chair continues as Roy shapes spindles and backs.

0:30

2015 Promo: Welsh Stick Chair II

0:30

Video thumbnail: The Woodwright's Shop 2015 Promo: Welsh Stick Chair I

The Woodwright's Shop

2015 Promo: Welsh Stick Chair I

Roy makes this country cousin of the Windsor chair using the same tools and techniques.

0:30

2015 Promo: Welsh Stick Chair I

0:30

Video thumbnail: The Woodwright's Shop 2015 Promo: Bowl Carving with Peter Follansbee

The Woodwright's Shop

2015 Promo: Bowl Carving with Peter Follansbee

Master craftsman Peter Follansbee joins Roy to hew huge bowls from poplar & sycamore wood.

0:30

2015 Promo: Bowl Carving with Peter Follansbee

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