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‘Rough Cut’ features shop build

Woodworkers who dream about building the perfect shop will want to tune in to “Rough Cut: Woodworking with Tommy Mac,” which started its seventh season on public television.

All 13 episodes will follow host Tommy MacDonald as he builds a brand-new shop.

“We’re building a brand-new shop down at my house,” MacDonald said in a statement. “That means we’re going from the foundation up. It’s going to be an oversized garage and the challenge for us is to bring the entire existing shop (3,500 sq. ft.) into our brand-new shop space.

“It’s going to be fun for me to go back to my roots and show you the importance of proper framing, as well how to do the walls, the second floor deck, the rafters, the trim, the windows, and all the exterior siding. I hope our viewers will get inspired to either convert their own two-car garage or even maybe build a garage.”

“Rough Cut” is produced by WGBH Boston and distributed by American Public Television.

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