FAQ

A measured drawing is a technical drawing that communicates how an object is put together, piece by piece and measurement by measurement. If you follow the measured drawing along with the related video, you should have everything you need (minus the tools) to build the project.
Due to issues regarding copyright and digital formatting, the plans are not available for download. The formats via which the plans are made available help us safeguard this intellectual property.
The easiest way to view your purchased plans is to click on the plan's name, either in the "Order details" screen when you check out (for a measured drawing you have just purchased), or by clicking on "Orders" on your account page and then clicking "Order details" to see your previous purchase. Clicking on your purchased plan's name will take you back to the detail page for that episode and project. Scroll down to see the measured drawing—where there was a preview before, you'll now see the entire plan.
Videos are being added to the site on an ongoing basis, with at least three new episodes added each week. To see all of the projects that currently have video available, search "video" in the search box at the top of the page. To watch the video, click on the project you'd like to see. On each project's page, you'll see an image to the left of the description. If you see an image that has a play button (a right-facing triangle inside a circle), click it! The episode will start to play. If the episode for that project is not yet online, you'll see an image of Norm's finished project. If you are looking for a specific project or episode that's not online yet, email us, and we may be able to tell you when it will be available.
At least three new episodes will be added to the site each week. Every episode will be available online by early 2019. Are you looking for video for a specific project? Let us know, and we may be able to tell you when it will be available.
DVDs are no longer available for purchase. Streaming episodes of The New Yankee Workshop are being made available online, with a release schedule of 3-5 per week. You can see the different episodes on the individual projects' pages. For projects where video is available, simply click the play button to watch. Want to be able to watch the episodes without being interrupted by ads? Join This Old House Insider; ad-free access to New Yankee Workshop videos is one of the benefits of membership.
The New Yankee Workshop and This Old House have a long history together, as both were originally co-founded by Russell Morash. Currently, This Old House Ventures is managing operations on behalf of New Yankee Workshop.