DIY Network

With over 25 years of home building and remodeling experience, Jeff Wilson jokes that he studied classical piano in college, receiving a music degree, because "it looks good on a resume." As a narrator, host, and actor, he has appeared in over a hundred episodes on HGTV (Restore America Series, Restore America Honors, International Housewares Show Specials) and the DIY Network (Blueprint for Homebuilding, Handmade Music, Build-a-Deck, Build-a-Fence, Flooring: Wall-to-Wall, Outdoor Zone) as well as many hundreds of commercials, corporate films, features, and made-for-TV movies. He is also the voice of the Best Practices series of broadband videos on, aimed at teaching the best practices in home- building, and he is the national spokesman for Thompson’s Water Seal. See Jeff at, or tune in — watch Jeff use his years of building experience, together with a funny, down-to-earth delivery, to help teach viewers the ins-and-outs of building everything from homes to mandolins.

His personal interests are his obsessions: carpentry, literature, tap dancing, canning, horses, country French cuisine, backpacking, auto mechanics, gardening, physics, solar energy, European bread baking, thrift store shopping, and the poetry of Wendell Berry. Jeff, his wife, and two daughters live in a perpetually half-renovated home in a small college town in Ohio