Great Woodshops: Yankee’s Shop True to Name

Two days on the set of ‘The New Yankee Workshop’ reveal surprising truths about the way Norm Abram works.
By Kara Gebhart Uhl
Pages: 34-37

From the August 2005 issue #149
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We’re lost. I’m trudging through two feet of snow in what looks to be someone’s backyard and there’s no sign of the image found on millions of woodworkers’ television screens every Saturday as they prepare for another half hour with Norm Abram. Where is the blue barn door? Where is the leaded glass window? Where is the iconic “The New Yankee Workshop” sign?

A few driveways and turnarounds later, just when I had decided that all of it – the shop, the sign, the setting – must be part of an elaborate set and therefore fake, we stumble on television’s most famous woodshop.

From the August 2005 issue #149
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