This Old House

Bedford Project - Part 4 of 16

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Host Kevin O'Connor arrives to find the floor and walls of the new entry addition framed up, and general contractor Tom Silva getting ready to create the connection to the main house. He lends a hand as they frame up the new roof that will overlay the existing roof. Mason Mark McCullough returns to repair the exterior chimney that was cut away to make way for the new family room addition. Mark shows Kevin how to weave in the bricks so they look like they've always been there. Homeowner Joe Titlow shows Kevin why he wants the hulking fireplace and chimney gone from his kitchen, and they get to work removing it from the top down, brick by brick. Master carpenter Norm Abram revisits the oldest THIS OLD HOUSE project to date, the Acton Project, to see how the addition there is holding up after 17 years, and what they'd do differently if they could do it all again. Back at the project house, Kevin and Joe check out some recent discoveries from the jobsite - musket balls, sleigh bells, ox shoes and silverware from the Colonial days.
 

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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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