New Yankee Workshop

Roll Top Desk, Part 1 Of 2

Season 21, Episode 25 of 26

Norm visits the Old Schwamb Mill in Arlington, Massachusetts. Built in 1860, the mill was purchased in 1864 by German immigrant woodworkers, Charles and Frederick Schwamb. The brothers did a brisk business crafting the oval picture frames which, at the time, were in demand to display photographs of Civil War soldiers. In the Schwamb Brother's old office, Norm spies a handsome, quarter sawn oak roll top desk, which inspires him to build his version of this American classic.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
1/16/2010
11 a.m.
10/30/2010
11 a.m.
10/31/2010
11:30 a.m.
7/9/2011
11 a.m.
7/10/2011
11:30 a.m.
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