Norm Abram
Norm Abram
Celebrated Name: Norm Abram
Real Name/Full Name: Norman L. Abram
Gender: Male
Age: 74 years old
Birth Date: 3 October 1949
Birth Place: Woonsocket, Rhode, Island
Nationality: American
Height: 1.68 m
Weight: 78 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married/Single/Divorced/In a relationship
Wife/Spouse (Name): Laura Cone (div; 1996), Elise Hauenstein (m. 1999-present
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes 1 (Lindsey)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Norm Abram Gay?: No
Profession: Carpentry, author
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $3 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Abram is an American carpenter and best known as a TV Show Host. He is best known for his appearances as a master carpenter on the PBS Shows This Old House and The New Yankee Workshop. He is also the author of several books dealing with carpentry including The New Yankee Workshop, Classic From The New Yankee Workshop, Mostly Shaker From The New Yankee Workshop, The New Yankee Workshop: Outdoor Projects in, Norm Abram’s New House, Measure Twice, Cute Once, The New Yankee Workshop Kids stuff and Ask Norm.

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Early Life & Biography

Abram was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and later raised in Milford, Massachusetts, where he attended high school. He enrolled at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he studied mechanical engineering and business administration, where he became a brother of the Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity.

Personal Life

Abram was married to Laura Cone, and they had a daughter together, Lindsey. They divorced in 1996. He moved on and married Elise, his current wife up to date, where they live in Carlisle, Massachusetts, in a custom modified classic two-story colonial, timber-framed home that he built.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 3 October 1949, Norm Abram is 74 years old as of today’s date 20th July 2024. His height is 1.68m tall, and his weight is 78 kg.


Abram attained himself a job as a site supervisor for a multimillion-dollar New England based construction firm where he worked for three years.  Later on, he went to venture into business, founding the general contracting firm integrated structures. In 1979, Abram worked in the backyard of a TV producer Russell Morash in building a small barn where he impressed him by his efficient work habits.

Luckily, Abram was invited by Morash to assist with the renovation of a rundown Victorian house in Boston’s historic Dorchester section, recording the process for the first This Old House project alongside Bob Vila, a host with a WGBH. After this, he appeared on the This Old House series as a regular where he appeared on the show ever since.

Morash planned to launch a spinoff of This Old House called The New Yankee Workshop in 1988, where he decided to use the small barn built by Abram since he needed a convenient place to videotape. After a year, The Yankee Workshop was aired Abram being the host who was aired for 21 seasons on PBS, where it featured furniture or, at times, other projects over the course of one or more episodes in which he emphasized the use of power tools and equipment.

Together with sunsets Books, he has contributed to complete remodeling and complete landscaping, which were published in 2004 by This Old House Book, where he also serves on the editorial board. He has also authored the popular column, Norm’s Notebook’. He has authored several books about carpentry published in different years such as The New Yankee Workshop in 1989, Classic From The New Yankee Workshop in 1990, Mostly Shaker From The New Yankee Workshop in 1992, The New Yankee Workshop: Outdoor Projects in 1994, Norm Abram’s New House in 1995, Measure Twice, Cute Once in 1996, The New Yankee Workshop Kids stuff in 1998 and the last one in 2001 Ask Norm.

Abram is part of the board of trustees of Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, and also in 2001, he made a commencement speech in a renowned school for its commitment to teaching craftsmanship at the North Bennet Street School in Boston.  He also voiced himself in the Freakazoid episodes ‘Normadeus’ and also appeared in several other shows like Between the lions, wherein the World is Carmen Sandiego, House of Hoops, This old… Lemonade Stand and Ace of cakes.

Awards & Achievements

Abram was awarded on April 23, 2009, by the American Academy of Ophthalmology its first-ever EyeSmart Distinguished Service Award for his steadfast commitment to safety and the prevention of eye injuries. He was also selected for the Ken Burns Lifetime Achievement Award by the filmmaker, who together with Old Sturbridge village in 2018.

Net Worth & Salary of Norm Abram in 2024

Norm Abram Net Worth
Norm Abram Net Worth

Abram has a net worth of $3 million as of July 2024. For his known successful career has made him accumulate his wealth as a carpenter, who opened his channels to meet television producers to diverse his career. He is also a TV show host and a reality television personality, which has become his other source of income. Abram is also a known author who has several books dealing with carpentry and best-selling books globally.

Abram is a true definition of a role model. He made his passion for being a successful career that opened doors of success and wealth. His area of expertise might be seen by many people as dirty, but he embraces it wholeheartedly, and he has been able to make millions out of it.


  1. Norm is a a great example of a true master of woodworking. Every tradesman in north America will agree.
    I have followed Norm, on PBS’s This Old House and The New Yankee Workshop since the Bob Villa period and as a master electrician myself, in Canada and have learned many methods, and tricks of the Wood-Working, hobby / Trade, from “This Old House as well as, of course, the best show on PBS, ever! The New Yankee Workshop!!!!

    Terry Southgate (Canadian)

  2. I’m a female and enjoyed watching Norm on this Old House. We miss him but wish him well in his retirement.


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