Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Cat Free YouTube Channels: April Wilkerson

April Wilkerson

A show about making stuff.
When I was a kid, I loved to watch PBS shows like The Woodwrights Workshop, This Old House, The New Yankee Workshop, Hometime, and the Victory Garden. Ms. Wilkerson has made a YouTube channel in that same spirit. She did not start out as a super expert but has learned a lot and is tackling some big pretty complex projects.

So what kind of stuff does she make? Everything from little projects like a bath caddy to building a massive workshop. A lot of her projects are practical and would be pretty easy to duplicate. She is not a super craftsman like Norm Abram from the New Yankee Workshop but she does a great job of showing you how she builds her projects.


The Rating uses G, PG, PG-13, and R while the other categories use A for the best that I know of, B for good but others might be better, C is average, D below average, and F is just terrible. 
  • Rating G This is totally family friendly.
  • Quality B+  Production quality is very good now, maybe just a notch below broadcast TV. What I really like is that she doesn't do b roll or silly intros to her videos.
  • Community A The communities on youTube Channels are often terrible. Ms. Wilkerson's channel has one of the best communities on the Internet. In fact, it is shockingly good.
  • Depth A- April does a lot of different projects of different skill levels. She is now building a metal working shop to go with her woodworking shop. She is not a master craftsman but that does not detract from her channel.
  • Entertainment Value A  It is fun, clean, interesting, and informative. Ms. Wilkerson seems like a very likable person and is really fun to watch. Ms. Wilkerson has that traditional southern friendly style that is just really pleasant. She is also good at explaining what she is doing.
  • Overall A I really like this show. If you like home improvement and woodworking shows, watch this
Where to watch it

You can find April Wilkerson at
  YouTube April Wilkerson
         Web wilkerdos.com
Instagram wilker_dos

What I think of this show

I really like it. Ms. Wilkerson is just a fun person to watch. She makes a wide variety of projects. Her current project is a huge shop and she is building it from the ground up.  She also does simple things like a bath caddy. I have no problem recommending this channel to anyone. What is there not to like?
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