Tag Archives: Tommy MacDonald

Sleepy Time for Slugger: A Baseball Bat Bed

In episode 09 of Rough Cut Season 4, Tommy builds one of his all-time favorite projects: a baseball bat bed. Designed and intended as a kid’s bed, the project features for major-league wooden bats that serve as the corner posts, … Continue reading

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Shoji Room Divider

Japanese woodworker Chosuke Miyahira founded his company Miya Shoji in 1947. Since its move to Queens, NY in 1970, Miya Shoji has been hand-crafting minimalist, elegant pieces of traditional japanese furniture using old-world techniques. Based on an “undesign” principle, the … Continue reading

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Fire, Fused Glass + Triple-Mitered Corners

In Episode 4 of Rough Cut, Season 4, Tommy endeavors to build a glass desk lamp, which features triple-mitered corners and beautiful glass panels crafted by glassblower Neils Crosman. Crosman is no stranger to Tommy or Rough Cut. He played … Continue reading

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Tommy Mac to Host Prism Awards on October 30

Tommy Mac will have the distinct honor of hosting the 2013 PRISM Awards on Wednesday, October 30 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, MA. Sponsored by the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston, the PRISM Awards celebrate the best … Continue reading

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Pine Chests and Accent Nails

In the Pine Chest episode of Rough Cut, Tommy builds a 17th century-inspired pine chest with accent nails farmed from Tremont Nail, a nail manufacturer based out of Mansfield, MA. Located in an old cotton mill, the company was formed … Continue reading

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