About Woodcademy TV

Woodcademy TV is a unique woodworking broadcast program available for viewing on Amazon Prime and here on our website. Host Ralph Bagnall designs each project and creates companion plans, complete with step-by step instructions, full-color pictures, measured drawings and a project cut list, that are available free for download by viewers.  Longer projects may be divided into two episodes; each project is designed to teach one or more woodworking techniques that woodworkers can apply to the project at hand or carry over into their own woodworking projects.

Available on Amazon Prime, each episode is available for viewing free from your Amazon Prime account, or right here on our site if you do not have access through Amazon. Wherever you view the show, each project includes free project plans that you can download!


Season 2

Season 2 of Woodcademy TV premiered September 12, 2018. Our first project this season, featured in Episodes 1 and 2, is a shop-built router table that folds quickly and easily for transport or storage. This wood shop cabinet is a must-have for craftsmen in the field, woodworkers with limited shop space or hobbyists woodworking at home or in the garage.

Other projects featured in Season 2 include a backgammon set build, upgrades for your miter gauge, a dressing mirror with a tilting center mirror and two side mirrors that fold away and steamship deck chair build.

Remember to download the free plans that accompany each episode and make these splendid projects for your home or shop!


Season 1

Woodcademy TV Season 1 was a great hit! Thank you to all our viewers and show sponsors for making our premiere season absolutely wonderful!

We began Season 1 with a breakfast tray designed after a bed tray featured in the hit BBC/PBS series, Downton Abbey. Our second project, a lovely library stand, taught viewers a number of techniques, including wood bending. Next, we built a set of mission-style dining chairs complete with bent backs and half-laps and showed you how to upholster the seats. Our final project in Season 1 was a beautiful and functional butterfly leaf table complete with a mechanism that folds the table leaf and stores it below the table top.

Each project in Season 1 comes has free plans with it that you can use to follow along with the show and make your own woodworking projects! Each set of plans comes complete with instructions, full-color photos, measured drawings and a cut list.


Thank you to our show sponsors!

We are truly grateful for the support we receive from our show sponsors. Each of these companies are committed to bringing education and learning opportunities to the woodworking industry. With their help, we are able to bring exceptional woodworking content to the woodworking and maker communities for free. Please visit their websites and let them know you appreciate their support and contributions to Woodcademy TV!