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Bowfront Chest #0711:

Old Sturbridge Village is a recreated New England Village of the 1830s that includes a remarkable collection of antique buildings and the objects you would expect to find in them. They have more than 58 restored buildings and approximately 60,000 historic artifacts that were made or would have been used in rural New England in the early 1800s. Unfortunately, not all the Village's holdings of period furniture can be displayed at any one time. Many objects remain out of public view. Recently, Norm, who is a trustee of the museum, asked the curators to put a stunning Bowfront Chest they had in storage on display in one of the Village's historic homes, the Salem Towne House, to inspire his New Yankee viewers. The stunning Bowfront four-drawer chest was built by Alden Spooner working in nearby Athol, Massachusetts in 1807. Spooner, like many furniture makers of the time, was probably well aware of pattern books and high-style designs being made in Europe and America, and this chest may well have been inspired by furniture brought here from Great Britain. Norm builds his version of mahogany and is challenged to form the French feet and the dovetailed Bowfront drawers. While not a project for a beginner, the Bowfront Chest will be of great interest to serious woodworkers.


Program Schedule: (including Weekly Special Offerings)

July 28: #0712 Nest of Tables
August 4: #0713 Window Bench
August 11: #0801 Kitchen Cabinet Basics Pt 1
August 18: #0801 Kitchen Cabinet Basics Pt 2

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What's New At The Workshop

Time for a New Kitchen - Let Norm show you How it's done!

Norm shows you how to remodel your kitchen, step by step, including the design, the cabinets, storage, the built in appliances, countertops and lighting, even the finishes.  

Regular price $99.95 ... now only $74.95!

New Yankees At Work

Here is a list of the top selling items based on what other customers are ordering at The New Yankee Workshop as of the past month. Click on the title of the item for additional details and to order.

 1. Item #0602 - Plantation Shutters
If you've priced plantation shutters lately, you know how expensive they can be, costing several hundred dollars per opening. Not surprisingly, Yankee ingenuity and thrift get the better of Norm and he creates some stunning shutters in the workshop...
 2. Item #001 - Garage Workshop

If only I had a workshop like Norm's, I could build anything. Norm puts an end to this common viewer lament when he shows how to turn an average garage bay into a great home workshop. Using common building materials and hardware, he builds all the elements...


We reached a milestone recently when we shipped  a complete set of New Yankee DVDs and Measured Drawings, all 210 of them, to a single customer.  It occurred to us that there may be others out there who would like to have the complete works recorded over the 21 year history of the program. Perhaps for a favorite wood worker, a gift to a favorite public library, a school or just to have in one's personal collection, these New Yankee Programs will never  again  be duplicated.

While not inexpensive at $2,999, bought separately the cost would be twice that and of course we'll pay the shipping (Domestic Only).  Norm has said he'd even be willing to personally autograph 6 color pictures for a buyer of a complete set.

New Yankees At Work

Related project plans:
Morris Chair #9806

Deck Chair #0212  

From time to time we are going to feature a new project from one of you, our own New Yankee craftsmen, If you'd like your project to appear here, send us your digital photos with a brief description to

Geoff of Oregon writes to us:

I would be delighted if you chose to feature the Morris Chair that I HAD tobuild when I saw the program.    I modified the design slightly by curvingthe arms so that my shoulder-to-chair arm distance remains constant as Irecline.  The footstool is kludged up to match the design of the chair.Thanks Norm for a great project!


Announcing a Special Offer to all our loyal fans.  If you have completed a NYW project you're proud of, send a digital picture of it with a brief description to  If we use it on the website, you will be eligible to receive any DVD with Measured Drawing we offer absolutely free including shipping and handling  in the continental United States (Offer only includes a single DVD and measured drawing). *

*  By submitting your photo to The New Yankee Workshop for consideration, you are giving the right to display the photo on the site for The New Yankee Workshop promotional purposes only.