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American Woodshop

Oak Garden Swing with Pergola (#602)

Visit with Tom Adams, a historic barn renovator, to understand post and beam joinery and discuss tools of the trade then watch Scott put the lessons to use. First he makes a gardener's classic, a perfect curved back swinging bench that's both comfortable and durable. Crafted from white oak, it's designed to withstand the elements. Then he uses post and beam techniques to make a red cedar pergola to support the swing. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: Host Scott Phillips, an American woodworking master, shares time-honored tips and new techniques in the construction of projects you can do at home. From an Annie Oakley Dry Sink to a Chippendale High Boy, Scott guides you through the process of building tables, chairs, benches, medicine cabinets, cupboards, plant and candle stands, serving spoons, salad bowls and a storage chest . A master woodworker with a personable style thorough knowledge of his craft, Phillips's reverence for the intricacies of wood and its possibilities has helped make AMERICAN WOODSHOP a favorite among ptv audiences.

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