This Old House
Host Kevin O'Connor, master carpenter Norm Abram, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva demystify the home-improvement process.
This Old House Previous Broadcasts
Cambridge Project, Part 4 of 15 (Episode #3204H)
KQED Life: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
The crew starts the ceiling work on the first floor, host Kevin O'Connor learns more about Swedish Style, and general contractor Tom Silva lets some light into the master suite with the help of a new skylight.
Essex 2012/13, One-Level Living (Episode #3218H)
KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 27, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
Correct flashing and water table techniques keep water out of the house while preserving a level grade. Landscape architect Jade Cummings shows how she's designed that grade for a barrier-free entry, and Norm visits the Bucksport, Maine, home of Jessica Russell that she and her father, architect John Gordon, designed so she could live independently despite her physical challenges.
Cambridge Project, Part 3 of 15 (Episode #3203H)
KQED Life: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 -- 1:30 PM
With the interior opened up, master carpenter Norm Abram shows host Kevin O'Connor the bones of the building. On the first floor, general contractor Tom Silva relocates a load-bearing partition wall and takes the dip out of the floor. Out front, Kevin and homeowner Sally Peterson learn about the appropriate colors for the outside of her Victorian-era house. Later, Sally takes Kevin to a nearby shop to see the style she's after for the interior of the house.
Cambridge Project, Part 2 of 15 (Episode #3202H)
KQED Life: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
The crew removes a central chimney brick-by-brick so the bricks can be re-used on another job, host Kevin O'Connor visits an "eco" resale store, and landscape contractor Roger Cook removes a sick Norway maple with the help of an arborist.
- KQED Life: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 1:30 PM
Cambridge 2012, Secondary Spaces (Episode #3214H)
KQED 9: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 5:00 PM
Finishing touches are coming together: the driveway, walk-in closets, home automation and some remarkable wallpaper in the powder room. Norm visits local glass artist Carrie Gustafson to see how she's making the foyer light, and Tom's helping the homeowner John Stone build a quick and easy workbench with one trip to the home center.
Essex 2012/13, A Cottage in the Wood (Episode #3216H)
KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
Kevin and Norm tour scenic Essex, Massachusetts, and roll up to the new project: a 1935 English-style cottage in the woods that homeowners John and Julie Corcoran hope to turn into an accessible in-law residence for aging parents. Architect Sally DeGan and Tom use a 3-D model to preview the plan for aging in place, and work begins.
Cambridge Project, Part 1 of 15 (Episode #3201H)
KQED Life: Sun, Apr 7, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
Homeowners John Stone and Sally Peterson want to turn an 1887 Victorian-era two family house in Cambridge, Massachusetts, into a one-family home. Landscape contractor Roger Cook finds a few surprises in the yard, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey uses an eye-opening energy audit to demonstrate the need for efficiency upgrades, and general contractor Tom Silva brings in a deconstruction expert to remove all of the old and unneeded house parts.
- KQED Life: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 9:30 AM
- KQED Life: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 1:30 PM
Cambridge 2012/Hearthstone, Waterfall Island Top (Episode #3213H)
KQED 9: Sat, Apr 6, 2013 -- 5:00 PM
Roger is getting the plants in despite the rain; the hearth and woodbox are lined with rustic sandstone. Norm visits Paul Grothouse in Pennsylvania to see how he's fabricating the huge butcher block countertop with waterfall edge and dovetail key detail. Richard installs wall-mounted lavatory faucets.
Cambridge 2012, The Big Finish (Episode #3215H)
KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 6, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
The last details come together for the Cambridge project finale: granite posts set off the landscape and the revived vintage doorbell crowns the foyer. Designers Dee Elms and Andrew Terrat bring exquisite punches of color that make the sleek, white Scandinavian modern interior come alive from top to bottom. Homeowners Sally Peterson and John Stone are delighted, as the crew gives a final salute!
Essex 2012/13, A Home for Mom & Dad (Episode #3226H)
KQED Life: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 1:30 PM
After a little antiquing at The White Elephant, Norm and Kevin help Tom install interior screens and a Dutch door. Electrician Allen Gallant shows off the exterior lighting and generator, and homeowners John and Julie Corcoran give a grand tour of the beautifully decorated "English cottage" with interior designer Keith Musinski.
- KQED Life: Sat, Apr 6, 2013 -- 9:30 AM