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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  • The Veteran’s Special House Project
  • Welcome Home from This Old House | Alex & Holly Dillmann
  • The Lexington Colonial House Project | Garrison No More
  • Welcome Home from This Old House | Justin Gaertner
  • The Lexington Colonial House | Down to the Wire
  • The Lexington Colonial House | Finishing Details
  • The Lexington Colonial | Mudroom, Ventilation, Kids’ Rooms
  • The Lexington Colonial House Project | New Walk, Old Stone
  • The Lexington Colonial House Project | Designer Details
  • The Lexington Colonial House Project | Old to New
  • The Lexington Colonial House Project | Conservation Concerns
  • The Lexington Colonial House Project | Inspections
  • The Lexington Colonial House | Exterior Details
  • The Lexington Colonial | Making Connections
  • The Lexington Colonial | Smart Solutions
  • Lexington Colonial | Colonial Curb Appeal
  • Lexington Colonial | Footings and Framing
  • Lexington Colonial | Colonial Roots
  • The Charlestown 2014 House | A Rowhouse Reimagined
  • The Charlestown 2014 House | Rowhouse, Lighthouse
  • The Charlestown 2014 House: Kitchens and Baths
  • The Charlestown 2014 House | Gardens and Greek Revival
  • The Charlestown 2014 House | Wood and Water


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