Roy Underhill
About Roy Underhill

Roy Underhill

Roy Underhill is host of the popular PBS show "The Woodwright's Shop," now approaching its fourth decade of production.

The longtime master housewright at Colonial Williamsburg, Roy Underhill is the leading authority on old-time woodworking techniques. He created The Woodwright's Shop for public television in 1979. The series, produced by the University of North Carolina Center for Public Television, has aired nationally since 1981, with thirteen new programs introduced each year. Roy is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds a master's degree from Duke University.

He is author of six books, including the brand new The Woodwright's Guide: Working Wood with Wedge and Edge, as well as The Woodwright's Shop: A Practical Guide to Traditional Woodcraft and The Woodwright's Workbook: Further Exploration in Traditional Woodcraft (all from the University of North Carolina Press). He lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.