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.
Arlington Arts & Crafts | Make Way for the Family Room (#3603H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
The heavy lifting and dirty work are underway: installing a new steel beam to provide support for the addition, removing an oil tank and digging for the new foundation. Meanwhile, Norm visits local examples of English-style Arts and Crafts houses.
Arlington Arts & Crafts | Foundation Fundamentals (#3604H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
A new foundation is built using insulated concrete forms and precast stairs, while the old exposed foundation is reinforced and waterproofed. The homeowner goes shopping for specimen trees.
Arlington Arts & Crafts | A Steely Den (#3605H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Tommy and Kevin follow steel beams from fabrication to installation on the addition. Richard works on the HVAC plan for the 2nd and 3rd floors. After the front porch is removed, new footings are placed. Kevin learns how to size a new firebox.
Arlington Arts & Crafts | One Brick at a Time (#3606H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
The homeowner apprentices with the mason on the fireplace. Kevin joins the homeowners at a custom cabinetry shop in Maine as they begin to design their new kitchen. Tommy changes the pitch of the two small dormers in back.
Arlington Arts & Crafts |To Paint Or Not to Paint (#3607H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
A custom range hood is fabricated, and on the roof a rebuild of the original chimney. The homeowners meet with the designer to talk about options for the first floor, including the living room panels.