Let's be honest, one of the main attractions of TV design shows is to see the hunky shirtless carpenters glistening with sweat while wielding caveman tools and smiling into the camera. Whether or not they do good work isn't necessarily important; it's the six-pack abs, deeps tans, and coiffed hairstyles that keep viewers tuning in.
1. Carter Oosterhouse
Carter was promoted to his own shows after stealing the spotlight as a carpenter on other people's programs. He began his career as a model and now balances TV appearances as a correspondent on several networks along with HGTV's Carter Can and Red Hot and Green. Super hunky, sweet, and talented.
2. Paul Daly
While Paul isn't traditionally hunky, Candice Olson sure does admire his charms. When introducing him on her HGTV show Divine Design, Candice consistently refers to him as a hunky carpenter, and hence is the inspiration for this post. We haven't yet seen Paul with his shirt off, but the work he does speaks for itself.
3. Ty Pennington
Ty is the original TV carpenter, starting out on Trading Spaces before design reality shows even existed. He's grown a cult of personality around his name, with several published books, product lines for Sears, and his own show on ABC called Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
4. Matt Iseman
Who wants a clean house? Niecy Nash's go-to guy sure knows how to create one. The former doctor turned handyman assists the Clean House crew with all their makeover needs.
5. Scott McGillivray
After working on several shows with Debbie Travis, Scott received his own called Income Property on HGTV. He helps homeowners design and renovate rental properties within their houses.