WSIU DIY Block

WSIU is your source for DIY tips and renovation ideas to help you
create your dream environment. Join us each week for the WSIU DIY Block.

Saturdays from 10am to Noon on WSIU TV



DIY BLOCK | SATURDAY, NOV. 25, 2017




THIS OLD HOUSE
Saturdays @ 12:30pm

Discover America’s leading home improvement series, the Emmy Award-winning THIS OLD HOUSE. Follow home renovations from start to finish with America’s favorite team of experts – Norm Abram, Tom Silva, Rich Trethewey, Roger Cook and Kevin O’Connor. Learn more.

EPISODE INFO:
Generation Next Arrives | Tom's crew and intern install a beam to support a new opening to the kitchen. The homeowners select finishes with their interior designer. Three apprentices arrive and build the essential tool belt. Their first job is to tackle the front porch.


ASK THE OLD HOUSE
Saturdays @ 1pm

Ask This Old House solves the steady stream of home improvement problems faced by our viewers—and we make house calls! Ask This Old House features some familiar faces, including Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and landscape contractor Roger Cook. Learn more

EPISODE INFO:
Backsplash, Leak Detection, Rainwater | A homeowner has never tiled before, so Tom teaches her how using a simple technique; Richard demonstrates a wireless leak detector that prevents floods; Jenn installs a water feature that collects and reuses rainwater.


ROUGH CUT WOODWORKING WITH TOMMY MAC
Saturdays @ 1:30pm

Furniture maker Tommy MacDonald visits historic landmarks then returns to his workshop inspired to create a wide variety of furniture for the home and office. In each episode, MacDonald provides detailed instructions for each piece -- perfect projects for the do-it-yourself enthusiast. Learn more.

EPISODE INFO:
Master Showcase with Phil Lowe | This week, we travel to Beverly, Massachusetts to learn from Master Woodworker and furniture maker Phil Lowe. As the owner and director of the Furniture Institute of Massachusetts, he's well known for his teaching throughout North America. He and Tommy get together to build a chair, and Tommy is excited to learn new techniques as well as add his own spin to the design.


THE WOODRIGHT'S SHOP
Saturdays @ 2pm

With classic hand tools, American timber, and know-how from around
the world, Roy and his guests make everything from chairs to chests - and even the tools with which to make them! Learn more.

EPISODE INFO:
Forging The Hold Fast | Haul out the anvil and forge this essential bench tool! Blacksmith Peter Ross shows how to forge historical versions of this powerful gripper.

We’re excited to introduce WSIU PASSPORT, an exclusive member benefit providing extended access to an on-demand library of quality public television programming.

The WSIU PASSPORT library offers members more than 1,000 episodes from popular shows like American Experience, American Masters, Antiques Roadshow, and DIY programs like This Old House and Ask This Old House. Sign up for instant access today with a one-time contribution of $60 (or an ongoing pledge of at least $5 a month).


EXPRESSIONS
Thursdays @ 10pm

Expressions showcases the creative abilities, techniques, and inspirations of regional artists. Hosted by Najjar Abdul-Musawwir, the series features profiles of artists and explores their creative process and artistic drive. Learn more.

EPISODE INFO:
Bryan Headley | On the Season 6 finale, Bryan Headley, The Singing Blacksmith, drops by to share his inspirational story of faith and artistic growth and to bring his musical stylings to the Expressions set. watch online, anytime at pbs.org

FEATURED BLOG: This Old House

How to Build a Christmas Tree Box

While ceiling-high evergreens might be the norm today, up until the late 19th century most Christmas trees fit tidily on a table. But the fact that they were small doesn't mean they couldn't make a big statement. Just check out this festive take by Jessica Dodell-Feder of This Old House Magazine. She creates a Christmas Tree Box out of plywood and tin ceiling tiles to create a stylish ornamental box to contain your Christmas tree base. Learn more.

DIY FOR KIDS

Crafts for Kids:
Recycled Gingerbread Village

Put old cardboard boxes and other food packaging to good use by transforming them into an earth-friendly and creative DIY project to decorate your home for the holidays. Amy Johnson of the Maker Mama blogs will help you transform old boxes into a winter wonderland with this recycled gingerbread village project. Learn more.

FEATURED BLOG

Mason Jar Lid Christmas Ornament

This DIY project comes from The Everyday Home, DIY blog specializing in home décor, cleaning, organizing and DIY crafts.

This Christmas décor project will help add a personalized touch to your tree without a ton of work. Create a unique, farmhouse-inspired look using Mason Jar lids and Christmas scrapbook paper. Learn more.