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‘The American Woodshop’ starts new season

“The American Woodshop,” with co-hosts Scott and Suzy Phillips, is in its 22nd season on PBS, featuring projects based on the theme of “Bringing It Home.”

Public television's only husband-and-wife team are bringing viewers 13 new episodes that Scott Phillips describes as “changing the way things can be done,” as well as incorporating the different aspects of upcycling.

“How many times does a damaged piece of furniture just get thrown away? What a waste,” Phillips said in a statement. “It is time for all of us to add value to life by creating new things from found parts. In one episode, we use a beautiful reclaimed top from a table found by the road and ready for the trash to build a trestle table that features through pegged mortise-and-tenon joints.”

Another episode shows a “Tool Bench for Every Home” that Phillips said is about building a work table that can quickly and easily be stored when not in use. “It has two gate legs that get the job done, plus it looks like a graceful table that has many uses. So this breaks the traditional mold.”

“The ‘Broken Arch Wall Cabinet’ is inspired by Chippendale design, but combines a natural edge capital trim and stained-glass transom that sets it apart from all previous designs. In a word, Season 22 is about change,” Phillips said.

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