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 Italianate Project 2014/Old World New World (#3318H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Roger sets granite steps on a bed of ice to melt them into place. Plaster contractor Bob Bucco repairs plaster by hand, while 3D printing specialist David Kempskie shows how the repairs can also be made in a computer, thanks to state-of-the-art technology. Norm and Tom review the design options for the front porch railing, then get to work fabricating the balustrade, which features a flat stock baluster that is custom-made on site.
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Arlington Italianate Project 2014/House Vs. Nature (#3319H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Roger removes a hydrangea with roots are undermining the foundation. Painting contractor Mauro Henrique offers strategies for working with potentially messy red paint. Kevin sees the damage hail can do to a house when IBHS conducts the first-ever indoor hailstorm. Tom goes the extra mile to keep water at bay in the basement.
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Arlington Italianate Project 2014/Water Water Everywhere (#3320H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Local historian Richard Duffy offers a look at Arlington's Spy Pond. Richard installs a new water line to the house. Tom installs the new pre-finished Brazilian chestnut flooring. Fiberglass gutters made to look like historic wood gutters are fabricated and installed.
Arlington Italianate Project 2014/Brick, Trim and Tile (#3321H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Roger installs a new front walk in a running bond pattern. Tom runs a custom profile for the chair rail and both copes and miters the corners as it is installed. Interior designer Christine Tuttle makes tile selections at a local showroom. Norm and Tom work to fit a new four-panel interior door into an old doorjamb. As the cabinet installation finishes up, kitchen designer Steve Jackowski offers a preview of the countertops, tile and striking copper vent hood that are on their way to the kitchen.
Arlington Italianate Project 2014/Getting to Level (#3313H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
Tom shows Kevin the systems he's devised for leveling out both the ceiling in the new open kitchen and the floor in the new finished basement, and he and Norm cut a hole for a new window. Landscape architect Cricket Beauregard shares her solutions for the shady front yard with Roger and homeowner Heather Faulds, taking them to see some of her work in other gardens around Arlington.
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Arlington Italianate Project 2014/Soapstone, Marble, Oval Picture (#3322H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Countertop contractor Michael Parodi creates final edge detail for soapstone countertops. Tile contractor Mark Ferrante cuts down 12-inch marble tiles to make a crisp-looking wainscoting. Norm visits the oldest continuously operated mill in America where David Graf makes an oval mirror frame for the Arlington house using 150-year-old power tools. Tom scribes new oak stair treads to the old fieldstone foundation wall. Soapstone countertops are darkened using carnauba wax and walnut oil.
Arlington Italianate Project 2014/Made in the Shade (#3323H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Fence contractor Mark Bushway installs a custom PVC fence and arbor. Tile contractor Eric Ferrante creates a marble herringbone pattern in the powder room, while his brother Mark presents the grout color options for the faux slate floor in the mudroom. Tom builds a sliding barn door using salvaged antique wood from the attic. Horticulturist Laurie Sullivan presents alternatives to the usual, run-of-the-mill shade plants.
Arlington Italianate Project 2014/Additional Details (#3314H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
Kevin appreciates the new windows from inside the new eat-in kitchen, while outside, Tom installs vertical beaded siding. Norm catches up with a former TOH carpentry apprentice, while Tom replicates 150-year-old corbels. Richard shows Kevin a time-honored way to connect cast iron waste pipes - with a lead and oakum joint.
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Arlington Italianate Project 2014/Decorative Details (#3324H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Paul Grothouse installs a teak island top in the kitchen, while Jim Snyder installs a solid surface vanity top in the master bath. Designer Christine Tuttle reviews how the vision for the house evolved from fabric, paint and light fixture choices. Tom builds a small but handy electronics nook. Tile contractor Mark Ferrante grouts the pebble tiles on the shower floor. Wallpaper hanger Warren Reeb hangs handmade wallpaper. Norm and Tom install a new front door.