David J. Marks hosted the television show "WoodWorks," which featured step-by-step instructions for building contemporary studio furniture that he designed specifically for the show. WoodWorks aired on DIY (Do It Yourself) on satellite and cable. Everything was videotaped on location in David's woodworking studio located in Santa Rosa, CA. David taped 91 episodes of Wood Works that spanned 7 seasons.

David employs a combination of techniques on WoodWorks using both hand and power tools to design and build pieces which feature the use of exotic and domestic woods in ways that highlight their color and grain. He also incorporated metal leaf and a chemical patination in some of the projects. Countless viewers have stated that David's unique style and fine craftsmanship made the show not only informative, but inspirational.

About his style David says, "My work expresses a sense of time and mystery. My inspiration is derived from a fusion of styles including ancient Egyptian, African, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Asian. But essential to all my designs is the attention I pay to fine details."

David's philosophy is that what sets fine furniture apart from the rest is attention to detail, such as grain matching, strong joinery, good proportions, well thought out designs, and fine finishes.

Every episode is jam-packed with woodworking tips and techniques that serve as a valuable reference library of woodworking information.

In our eStore are the most popular WoodWorks project plans, plus individual episode digital downloads, and full Season DVDs that you can purchase and add to your permanent woodworking reference library. The digital downloads and full Season DVDs, both being added a season at a time, have been reformatted to present optimal viewing quality. This is the way WoodWorks was meant to be viewed; no commercials, no station identification breakaways, just top quality woodworking content.


WoodWorks Project Material Lists by Series
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Wood Works Projects Listing by Episode Number
Shop Jigs
Episode Project Page Plans
N/ASliding Cross Cut SledYes
N/ASliding Miter SledYes
Season 1
Episode Project Page Plans
101Chippendale Side TableYes
102Display CabinetYes
103Blanket ChestYes
104Arts and Crafts Inspired NightstandYes
105Three Panel Folding ScreenYes
106Mission Style Ottoman Yes
107Contemporary HeadboardNo
108Asian Sitting BenchYes
109Standing MirrorYes
110Hanging Book CaseNo
111Copper Top Hall TableYes
112Carved Oak BarstoolYes
113Mahogany China DisplayNo
Season 2
Episode Project Page Plans
201Demilune TableYes
202Maple and Walnut CD CabinetYes
203Wall Mounted Mahogany Wine RackYes
204Arts and Crafts Inspired Library DeskYes
205Oak Step LadderYes
206Burl Veneer Occasional TableYes
207Contemporary Magazine RackNo
208Cherry and Maple Medicine CabinetNo
209Walnut and Glass Display StandYes
210Pyramid Art PedestalYes
211Circular Kitchen TableYes
212Bubinga Veneer Coffee TableYes
213Mahogany Piano BenchYes
Season 3
Episode Project Page Plans
301Contemporary Wall MirrorYes
302Art Deco Umbrella StandYes
303Contemporary Walnut Bench w/Copper BaseYes
304Walnut Coat RackNo
305Glass Top TableYes
306Cherry Blanket Rack With InlaysYes
307Table Top ClockNo
308Peruvian Walnut Tool ChestYes
309Open Display CaseNo
310Inlaid Corner TableNo
311Arts And Crafts Inspired Book StandYes
312Cherry Corner ShelfNo
313Display TableYes
Season 4
Episode Project Page Plans
401Bent Laminate Shelf StandNo
402Sculpted Pedestal TableNo
403Mahogany HeadboardNo
404Cherry Sofa TableYes
405Apothecary CabinetNo
406Sculpted Elliptical MirrorNo
407"World Of Wood" Woodshop Shop TourN/A
408Magazine Storage CasesYes
409Torsion BoxNo
410European Dish RackYes
411Game BoardYes
412Wine CaddyYes
413Workshop TourN/A
Season 5
Episode Project Page Plans
501Contemporary Jatoba BookcaseNo
502Frame And Panel DoorNo
503Tool CabinetNo
504Wood Finishes TourN/A
505Treasure BoxNo
506Butcher Block TableNo
507Contemporary Dining ChairNo
508Inlaid Serving TrayNo
509Coopered Hall TableNo
510Spice Rack With Decorative InlayNo
511Contemporary Writing DeskNo
512Contemporary Bent Laminate LampNo
513Woodworking Fixes TourN/A
Season 6
Episode Project Page Plans
601Gilded Picture FrameNo
602Contemporary Dovetail BenchNo
603Asian Inspired Open BookcaseNo
604Wall Mounted Magazine RackNo
605Introduction To WoodturningN/A
606European Hand PlaneNo
607Garden Gate with Copper PanelNo
608Hall Table With Leaf InlayNo
609Veneering Tips And TechniquesN/A
610Folding Panel ScreenNo
611Woodturned VesselN/A
612Drum TableYes
613Jigs And Fixtures TourN/A
Season 7
Episode Project Page Plans
701Contemporary Night TableNo
702Turtle Toy BoxNo
703Corner DisplayNo
704Asian Inspired Trestle TableNo
705Hand Tools and Sharpening TourN/A
706Ebony Rimmed BowlNo
707Masters and Mentors TourN/A
708Egyptian Dresser Part 1No
709Egyptian Dresser Part 2No
710Computer Desk Part 1No
711Computer Desk Part 2No
712Sculpted Bowl TableNo
713Contemporary Cocktail TableNo
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