Roy has always been a fan of acting so, he wanted to try on becoming an actor. However, fate had something different written for him. As he engaged himself in the furniture making art, he found his new love. And, from that, his dream of coming to a TV came to life and also, he earned a huge sum of cash from that profession. If you want to know more about the master carpenter, then keep on scrolling.
The 67 years' old housewright at the Colonial Williamsburg Reconstruction, Roy Underhill has an estimated total net worth of around $250,000 but, some sources also report that he has almost a million dollars.
The wood wright earned the amount from his carpenter skills and also from his involvement in the TV series. According to a salary stat, we found out that a carpenter usually earns in between $46,000 to $62,000 per year depending on experience, location, and such other facts.
As you all know, Underhill also earns a lot from his TV show with the PBS group. His show, The Woodwrights Shop with Roy Underhill is still running successfully as they are now in their 37th season. Besides, he is also a master housewright and director of the interpretive development at the Colonial Williamsburg.
Also, he is currently busy in teaching traditional woodworking at The Woodwright's School in Pittsboro, North Carolina.
YouTube: The WoodWright's Shop Promo with Roy Underhill
Well, with all the woodworking, teaching, and hosting jobs aside, Roy Underhill is also an author as he has written a total of 9 books to his name.
His first book was in 1981 when he published a book named The Woodwright's Shop: A Practical Guide to Traditional Woodcraft. The book was published by the UNC Press and is currently sold in the US for around $20 for a paperback edition.
HIs second and third book was also published by the UNC Press but later Historical Times, Perseus Publishing, and Lost Art Press also came for a part in the publishing of Roy's books. Apart from a total of his 7 books about woodworks, he has also written books for captivating the audience.
In 2000, Underhill wrote a book called Khrushchev's Shoe and Other Ways to Captivate an Audience of 1 to 1,000. The book is currently at a price of $16 in the US Market. His last book was in 2014 as he wrote Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker for the sake of his communication consulting. The book is currently at a price of $28 for its hardcover editions.
All in all, the wood wright, Roy Underhill has been involved in a number of fields and also earned a lot through the same career.