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01-06-2015 11:44 AM

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A furniture making show on Spike called “Framework”

Looks like it could be a fun show to draw inspiration from.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#1 posted 01-06-2015 08:12 PM

Yep, I have my dvr set. My expectations are never high for these reality shows but once in awhile they turn out well.


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#2 posted 01-06-2015 11:40 PM

While the premise behind the show could be good I don’t have very high hopes. One of the comments below the video nailed it: (caution language)

So basically you mix Jimmy DiResta, Marc Spagnuolo and a few other youtube woodworkers, which can be watched without shitty fake suspense and American Idol bullshit, and add said shitty fake suspense and American Idol bullshit and… what exactly? Who’s gonna pay me to watch this crap?

-- James

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#3 posted 01-07-2015 12:23 AM

I set the DVR, but I’d rather see Roy Underhill, Chris Schwarz, and Paul Sellers as the judges.

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#4 posted 01-07-2015 12:28 AM

So, basically, it’s “Survivor” with furniture, right? No thanks.

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#5 posted 01-07-2015 12:38 AM

i’ll check it out.thanks for the heads up.

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#6 posted 01-07-2015 01:43 AM

Wish I had TV connection for this one.


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#7 posted 01-07-2015 02:28 AM

I set my DVr for it if for nothing else than it’ll be better than most of what’s on tv

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#8 posted 01-07-2015 02:57 AM

BTW, this is not woodworking but a furniture design show. Of the two judges, one specializes in concrete, the other in modern furniture. If you go in with the expectation of seeing Shaker furniture and handcut dovetails you will quickly be disappointed.


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#9 posted 01-07-2015 03:41 PM

I watched it, and was not impressed with it. Formulaic reality TV premise. Good furniture design and fine craftsmanship cannot be achieved in a ‘race to the finish’ time frame. These contestants/woodworkers are set up for failure.
I know editing plays a big part in the drama, but i don’t believe these contestants are capable of producing fine furniture. As Bart Simpson says, “It’s craptacular!”

-- Kinky Friedman: "The first thing I'll do if I'm elected is demand a recount."

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#10 posted 01-07-2015 03:55 PM

To me, it sucked…...I’ve seen this show a long while back, and it sucked then, and it still sucks….period…!!!

-- Here in the South, we say "down the road a piece"...and , "it's over yonder".....!!

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#11 posted 01-07-2015 04:12 PM

Eh, I liked it. Thought hard about how I would handle that challenge.

Then again, pretty much every contestant makes modern furniture, as do the judges, so its about the kind of furniture I buy, build, and have in my home. I find most “furniture for woodworkers to appreciate” pretty lame. I love the design side of things, which is what the show is really all about.

Hopefully they don’t do that sort of challenge again as it doesn’t lend itself to making nice things. I’m shocked that only one person made a small laminated table, that seemed to be the safe play for the challenge (safe good work isn’t being sent home week 1). Find an interesting variety of wood pieces to laminate together and something interesting to make a base out of. Keeps the reclaimed nature and you don’t have to worry about design dead ends, which there was no time to deal with.

WTF were all the people making rockers thinking? You aren’t making a nice rocker using a novel design in 24 hours with reclaimed materials. I don’t care how good you think you are.

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#12 posted 01-07-2015 05:16 PM

I don’t know if it is the kind of stuff I would like to make, but the design aspect of the show is what I like to see. Unfortunately it is TV, so they have to heavy up the drama and minimize the wood/metal working. Nick Offerman should have been the host though

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#13 posted 01-08-2015 08:13 AM

The editing was bad, really bad. The show came off as lacking substance even for a reality show. And for whatever reason they never showed a project for more than a split second before cutting away except for that clunky mirror thing the judges loved which looked like an easel holding a mirror with a piece of boat set in front of it. The paddle chair was okay, at least it looked like a chair. The boat bow chair was okay too although smallish for an adult. I liked the boat not-a-bar, not-a-table, not-a-counter, the two furniture judges hated although they were right about the height making it useless. The guy who made the rocking bench that broke shouldn’t even be on the show, the furniture in his portfolio looks like he’s been woodworking for about 30 days. I’ll watch a few more episodes in hope the editing improves and the pace slows down a bit after a few people are gone.


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#14 posted 01-08-2015 02:26 PM

The joinery in the mirror was gorgeous, spot on. Really? Why not show it and explain what makes it gorgeous then?

And could the guy who made the mirror be more obnoxious?

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#15 posted 01-08-2015 02:48 PM

I watched part of it, but couldn’t stand the drama part, too little substance, mostly fluff. Typical reality show, artificial drama, fake emotions. I won’t watch it again.

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