Norm Abram Biography
Norm Abram is an American carpenter known for his work on the PBS television programs This Old House and The New Yankee Workshop.He was born on october 3, 1949.Abram was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and raised in Milford, Massachusetts. He attended high school in Milford. and studied mechanical engineering and business administration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he became a brother of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity.
Norm Abram Age
Abram is 68 years of age.
Norm Abram Wife
Abram is married to Elise Hauenstein since September 1999. He was previously married to Laura Cone who he divorced in 1996.
Norm Abram Children
Abram has two children.
Norm Abram Career
Abram took a construction job in 1979, building a small barn in the backyard of the television producer Russell Morash, the creator of public television’s This Old House. Impressed by Abram’s small scrap pile and efficient work habits, Morash invited Abram to help with the renovation of a rundown Victorian house in Boston’s historic Dorchester section, with a WGBH camera crew recording the process for the first This Old House project with host Bob Vila.
Russell Morash planned to launch a spinoff of This Old House called The New Yankee Workshop, in 1988, and he needed a convenient place to videotape so they used the shop in the small barn that Abram built in 1979 in Morash’s backyard. The shop’s layout and equipment were mostly Abram’s preferences. The New Yankee Workshop first aired in 1989 with Abram as the host
Norm Abram has authored eight books about carpentry: Ask Norm, The New Yankee Workshop, Classics From The New Yankee Workshop, Mostly Shaker From The New Yankee Workshop, Outdoor Projects From The New Yankee Workshop, Norm Abram’s New House, Measure Twice, Cut Once, and The New Yankee Workshop Kids’ Stuff. He has also contributed to Complete Remodeling and Complete Landscaping, both published in 2004 by This Old House Books in conjunction with Sunset Books. Abram also serves on the editorial board of This Old House magazine, published by This Old House Ventures, Inc., also authoring the popular column, “Norm’s Notebook.”
Abram is also on the board of trustees of Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, and delivered the 2001 commencement speech at The North Bennet Street School in Boston, which is renowned for its commitment to teaching craftsmanship
Norm Abram Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million dollars.
Norm Abram Death
Norm is alive and is currently 67 years old.
Norm Abram Awards
The American Academy of Ophthalmology awarded Norm Abram its first ever EyeSmart Distinguished Service Award on April 23, 2009. The award was presented for “his steadfast commitment to safety and the prevention of eye injuries”. He begins his home-improvement shows with a reminder about personal safety, specifically highlighting the importance of wearing safety glasses.
Norm Abram Books
- Classics from the New Yankee Workshop
- Measure Twice, Cut Once: Lessons from a Master Carpenter
- Norm Abram’s New House/America’s Favorite Carpenter and His Wife, Laura, Build Their
- Dream Home
- Mostly Shaker from the New Yankee Workshop
- The New Yankee Workshop
- This Old House: Ask Norm
- The New Yankee Workshop: Outdoor Projects
- The New Yankee Workshop Kids’ Stuff
- Norm Abram’s New House
Norm Abram News
Norm Abram to receive Ken Burns Lifetime Achievement Award
Updated On: 15th January 2018
Master carpenter and author Norm Abram will receive the Ken Burns Lifetime Achievement Award from documentary filmmaker Ken Burns and Old Sturbridge Village following a dinner in his honor Feb. 16.
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The Ken Burns Lifetime Achievement Award is given to “an individual who has made a significant impact on the arts through a project that is relevant to the history Old Sturbridge Village works to preserve.” The event begins at 6 p.m. Cost for the dinner is $200, seating is limited and reservations are required. For reservations and more information, call (508) 347-0210.
“Given Norm’s lifelong dedication to historic preservation,” said Ken Burns, “we are delighted to honor this great American craftsman whose work has touched so many lives.”
Master carpenter of WGBH Boston’s This Old House since the series’ 1979 premiere, and host of The New Yankee Workshop since its premiere a decade later, Norm Abram has inspired millions of homeowners to renovate and restore their homes.
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