This Old House

Bedford Project, Part 13 of 16

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Landscape contractor Roger Cook uses old-style bricks made in Massachusetts to create a winding path to the new entry door. He uses half-bricks strategically placed to cheat the joints just enough to make the turns. Inside, wallboard and plaster are up, and the cabinets are going in. Kitchen designer Kathy Marshall shows host Kevin O'Connor the challenges of fitting a modern kitchen into an ell from the 1700s, and the solutions she came up with, along with general contractor Tom Silva, to hide some of the imperfections. Then, in the family room, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey unpacks the zero-clearance gas fireplace to show Kevin how it works before it is installed. Next, master carpenter Norm Abram helps Tom make and install wainscoting for the powder room out of old sheathing boards. Then, outside, Tom gives Kevin the news that the red farmhouse will no longer be red - the homeowners liked the gray primer so much that the finish color has been switched to a similar gray-blue. Painting contractor Mauro Henrique uses an airless sprayer to begin the transformation. Meanwhile, in the kitchen, the eleven-inch-wide white oak floor boards go down with staples, glue to prevent cupping and cut nails for historic effect.
 

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  • North Shore Farmhouse | A Race to the Punch List
  • North Shore Farmhouse | House Requires Some Assembly
  • North Shore Farmhouse | Making New Look Old
  • The North Shore Farmhouse | 400 Years of Home Technology
  • North Shore Project | Up on the Roof
  • North Shore Farmhouse | North Shore Framezilla
  • North Shore Farmhouse | Truck In the New House
  • North Shore Farmhouse | The North Shore Is a Blast
  • North Shore Farmhouse | This Old New House
  • Belmont Victorian | Good-bye, Tired Old House
  • Belmont Victorian | The Final Countdown
  • Belmont Victorian | Inside-Out Restoration
  • Belmont Victorian | What’s Old Is New Again
  • Belmont Victorian | This Old Tree House
  • Belmont Victorian | Grinding Out the Details
  • Belmont Victorian | Victorian Warmth
  • Belmont Victorian | True Colors
  • Belmont Victorian | Antiques for an Antique House
  • Belmont Victorian | Victorian 2.0
  • Belmont Victorian | Opening the Entry
  • Belmont Victorian | It’s Foundation Time
  • Belmont Victorian | It’s All About the Beams
  • Belmont Victorian | Bracing the Basement


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