America's Top Woodworking Show Rough Cut -- Woodworking with Tommy Mac, Returns for 13 All-New Episodes Beginning Saturday, October 5 on Public Television (Check Local Listings)

Sep 18, 2013, 08:00 ET from WGBH

-- Fourth season to feature a special "Boston Strong" episode featuring Boston police commissioner Ed Davis --

BOSTON, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WGBH's Emmy® nominated series Rough Cut – Woodworking with Tommy Mac returns for a fourth season with new projects, new design inspiration, and expert techniques for the weekend warrior and the hardcore woodworker alike beginning Saturday, October 5, 2013 on public television (check local listings).


Season four kicks off with a bright red bent lamination chair featuring a unique geometric design that's perfect for any home. Continuing the season, Tommy brings his woodworking expertise to projects spanning from a beautiful art glass table lamp featuring triple-mitered corners, to Tommy's all-time favorite project – a baseball bat bed that's perfect for any kids room. A full list of projects and episodes are available on Rough Cut's website at

"The projects from this season are some of my favorite ones to date," says Tommy MacDonald. "From the baseball bat bed to the bent lamination chair, we really outdid ourselves this year."

In a very special episode this season, Tommy welcomes avid woodworker, friend, and Boston police commissioner Ed Davis to the shop to help build a Boston Strong memory box in memory of this year's Boston Marathon bombings. Designed to hold memories of a loved one, the box's design shows how easy it is to build this weekend project at home.

For inspiration, follow along with Tommy as he visits marquetry legend Silas Kopf, a shoji workshop in Queens, NY, the Axis Bat Factory in Fall River, MA, a glass-making school where artists work miracles with glass and fire, and Tremont Nail, one of the few steel manufacturers still making nails from scratch.

Within each half-hour episode, Tommy goes over the step-by-step process of building the project, while offering special "T-Mac tips" on technique. Joining Tommy in his shop are series favorites – Eli Cleveland, North Bennet Street School graduate, Boston-based woodworker Al D'Attanasio, and Steve Brown of the North Bennet Street School.

"Throughout the series run, both season woodworkers and casual fans have really responded positively to the show," says Executive Producer Laurie Donnelly. "We're excited to continue bringing his craft to viewers."

Rough Cut–Woodworking with Tommy Mac is produced by WGBH Boston and distributed by American Public Television. Tommy MacDonald is host. Executive producer/director is Laurie Donnelly for WGBH Lifestyle Productions. Major funding provided by Woodcraft. Additional funding is provided by JET/Powermatic, DMT, Titebond, Oneida air systems, Microjig, Easy Wood Tools, and Pony Tools.

Tune in for the premiere of Season 4 Saturday, October 5, 2013 (check local listings) and visit for more information.

Press Contacts:

Martha Waldron
WGBH Boston