JOHNSTON, IOWA (September 17, 2019) — Season 13 of Woodsmith Shop will feature more woodworking projects, tips, and techniques than ever before, all with the fine craftsmanship that viewers love to see in the workshop. The new season premieres Tuesday, October 1, at 6:30PM, on statewide Iowa Public Television. New episodes will air weekly throughout the fall.

On each episode, experienced woodworkers Phil Huber, Chris Fitch, and Logan Wittmer share the inside story of how a successful project goes from first sketch to final assembly. This season, viewers will learn about projects like a smartphone amp, a wall cabinet, simple shop-storage, a bride’s chest, miterless picture-frames, a hardware organizer-cart, a trestle-hall table, a cutting-board, a step-back bookcase, shop-made clamps, an adjustable stool, and a barnwood-entry bench. The cast will also share workshop mishaps and the steps woodworkers can take to make things right.

“Thirteen seasons in, Woodsmith Shop still provides viewers with unparalleled craftsmanship while remaining focused on educating both novice and expert woodworkers,” said Executive Producer Andrea Coyle. “The show draws people into the woodworking world with a mix of easy-to-build projects and beautiful artistry. The cast is always eager to share their wealth of knowledge and love for the craft!”

Presented by Iowa Public Television, the series inspires and teaches woodworkers, home-improvement enthusiasts, and those who value fine craftsmanship. Each episode shines the spotlight on a high-quality project from Woodsmith magazine and features roundtable discussions exploring a wide range of topics to help people set up and enjoy spending time in their woodworking shop.

Woodsmith Shop's website allows viewers to expand their experience with the series, offering visitors free woodworking plans, time-saving tips and even more practical videos.

Learn more at

Funding for Woodsmith Shop is provided by Franklin International, Kreg Tool Company, Old Masters and Rikon.

For more information about Iowa Public Television, please contact Susan Ramsey at 515.725.9703 or


Iowa Public Television is Iowa's only statewide television network. IPTV’s mission to educate, inform, enrich, and inspire Iowans guides its quality, noncommercial programming that tells Iowa's stories like no one else can. Four statewide, public channels offer programs of lasting value to Iowans, regardless of where they live or what they can afford: IPTV (.1), IPTV KIDS (.2), IPTV WORLD (.3) and IPTV Create (.4) on Channel 11, Des Moines; Channel 12, Iowa City; Channel 21, Fort Dodge; Channel 24, Mason City; Channel 27, Sioux City; Channel 32, Waterloo; Channel 32, Council Bluffs; Channel 36, Davenport; and Channel 36, Red Oak. More information can be found at

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