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Tour an Earth-Bermed House in Upstate New York
 
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Bob visits with architect Alan Shope who has built a unique earth-bermed house at his farm in Upstate New York.
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Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House
 
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Bob takes a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House.
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Adding a Third-Floor Dormer to the Roof
 
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Bob meets up with carpenter Bob Ryley, who is adding two third-floor dormers to the roof in keeping with the house's original one.
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Touring a Georgia-Pacific Lumber Mill
 
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Bob tours a Georgia-Pacific lumber mill with Randi Bonanni, who outlines the harvesting and mill processes.
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Installing the Tongue-and-Groove Plywood Subfloor System
 
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Bob talks with carpenter Bob Ryley and general contractor Kevin Kalman, as they lay down the subflooring.
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Henry David Thoreau Tour
 
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Bob visits Walden Pond and tours a recreation of the cabin that Henry David Thoreau famously built.
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Discussing the Manufacture of Glulams
 
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Bob visits the Willamette Industries glued laminated timber facilities in Eugene, OR to learn first-hand how glulams are manufactured.
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Shirley Plantation
 
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Bob Vila tours Shirley Plantation, the oldest active plantation in Virginia. For more house tours, visit: http://www.bobvila.com
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Shingle Siding
 
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Bob joins carpenter Bob Ryley, who is putting sidewall shingles onto the exterior of the new addition.
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100-Year-Old Shingle Style Home Completely Renovated - Part 1 - Bob Vila eps.1425
 
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For more Bob Vila How-To's, visit http://www.bobvila.com/sections/more-home-improvement for quick tips and project. Good fences make good neighbors, and we'll see what to do when there's a tree in the way. Bob tours the finished state-of-the-art kitchen, complete with appliances from 5-Star, Sub-Zero, Jenn-Air and others, then joins Ryley and Greg in the workshop to convert an armoire into an entertainment center. The third floor family room is complete, with a knockout surround sound system from Bose, a 52-inch Phillips TV, and a Marvel mini-fridge.
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Touring the Georgia-Pacific Drywall Plant
 
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Bob tours the Georgia-Pacific drywall plant in Marcus Hook, PA with Monty Palmowski.
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Building a Handicapped Access Ramp
 
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Carpenter Bob Ryley builds a handicapped access ramp for the accessible home in the Roxbury development.
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Restoring Old Windows
 
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Ryan Pirro (from RestorationWindows.com) discusses refurbishing old windows with solid-bronze sash chains, new parting beads, and spring-bronze weather stripping for energy-efficient, easy-operation windows at one-fourth the cost of replacements.
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How To: Build a Staircase
 
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Bob Vila and carpenter Bob Ryley demonstrate how to build a staircase. For more how to's, visit: http://www.bobvila.com
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Building a Floating Deck - Bob Vila
 
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Bob Vila meets with contractors in Florida to see how a floating deck is built. For more how-to video, visit: http://www.bobvila.com
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Recycling a Hardwood Floor
 
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Flooring contractor Leo Boudreau shows Bob how to recycle hardwood flooring. First, the floor must be salvaged. A pry bar is used to lift and remove the wood, piece by piece. Then the old flooring is installed just as if it were new material.
Views: 28935 Bob Vila
Cutting and Laying Roof Rafters for the Vaulted Roof
 
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Bob helps lay rafters and the ridge pole for the vaulted roof of the Lifespan House.
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Removing the Porch Columns
 
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Bob helps remove the front porch columns, so they can be replicated and used on the home's new back porch.
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The Unusual Home of TV Star Max Gail
 
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Bob visits the unusual home of TV star Max Gail in hopes of gathering design ideas.
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Touring the Parallam Beam Factory
 
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Bob visits Dave Parker in Vancouver, BC to see how Parallam beams are manufactured.
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Placing the Engineered Wood Glulam Roof Ridge Beam
 
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Bob and Paul Pacella (of Maine Post and Beam) discuss the cutting and placement of the engineered wood glulam ridge beam for the garage.
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Discussing the In-Floor Radiant Heating System
 
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Bob meets with mechanical contractor Frank Iadarola to watch the installation of the Heatway hydronic radiant heating system in the slab on the automotive side of the dream garage project.
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Furniture Making at the North Bennet Street School
 
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Bob visits with Alex Krutsky at the North Bennet Street School in Boston. Bob and Krutsky discuss the school's admissions process, which requires previous carpentry experience.
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Installing Blow-In Cellulose Insulation - Bob Vila
 
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Bob Vila watches as a team installs blown-in cellulose insulation, a product chosen by many homeowners as an earth-friendly alternative to fiberglass. For more on insulation, visit http://www.bobvila.com
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Visiting Tim Allen at Home
 
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Bob Vila visits "Home Improvement" star Tim Allen at home in Michigan. For more Bob Vila video, visit: http://www.bobvila.com
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Installing the Subfloor
 
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Thorough Construction's lead carpenter Connor McKenna applies panel adhesive to the tops of the new, sistered joists before laying four-by-eight sheets of Georgia-Pacific Plytanium Studifloor on top.
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Classical Design Meets Green Tech
 
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Bob Vila and architect Mary Kennedy tour her Georgian Colonial family home, constructed with salvaged materials and the latest green technologies. For more house tours, visit: http://www.bobvila.com
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Building a Concrete Block Foundation - Bob Vila
 
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Bob Vila and contractor John Clancy review construction of a concrete block foundation in Martha's Vineyard, MA. For more on foundations, visit: http:/www.bobvila.com
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Framing the Porch Roof
 
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Bob confers with contractor Larry Landers, as Landers and his crew assemble the front porch framework on the Wayland project house. Landers goes on to explain how to marry the old roof with the new one.
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Installing Copper Gutters
 
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Bob watches as gutters are installed along the copper-roofed breezeway.
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Running HVAC Ductwork, Part 1
 
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Bob meets with Peter Merianos and the crew from Coastal Heating and Air Conditioning, who are fabricating the AC ductwork on site.
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How To: Install a Replacement Storm Window
 
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Bob Vila helps carpenter Bob Ryley demonstrate how to install a replacement storm window. For more how to's, visit: http://www.bobvila.com
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Applying Cedar Shingles
 
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Sidewall contractor Dean Fraser shows us how to apply cedar shingles.
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Pine Porch Ceiling
 
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Contractor Larry Landers installs V-groove pine on the ceiling of the new front porch and demonstrates how to stagger and miter boards for an attractive, old-fashioned look.
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Home Elevator Installation
 
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Bob meets Mike Vogt (from Access Industries) and carpenters (from the Whitaker Company), who are installing a residential elevator.
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Factory Tour: Redland Brick
 
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Bob Vila tours the Redland Brick plant in East Windsor Hill, Connecticut.
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Shipping Container Homes
 
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To address the environmental upside of building with industrial shipping containers, Bob Vila talks with representatives from Tampa Armature Works, a company that arrived early to experimenting with container-home construction. For more video from this project, visit: http://www.bobvila.com
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Designing and Crafting Historical Reproduction Crown Molding
 
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Brent Hull, of Hull Historical Millwork, is on location to help with the installation of the dining room's crown molding.
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Retaining Wall Construction
 
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Bob meets up with landscape mason Hector Santos, who is building a dried-laid stone retaining wall.
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Building a Rumford Fireplace
 
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Masons are building the Rumford fireplace, as Bob talks over the herringbone construction process being used.
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Touring the John Quincy Adams House
 
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For inspiration, Bob tours the John Quincy Adams House in Quincy, MA.
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Installing a Preassembled Whole-House Radiant Heating System
 
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Bob meets with Erling Andersen of AIM (Andersen International Marketing) in the basement of the modern Colonial to discuss the heating system. The Boiler Room in a Box has just arrived in its crate, fully assembled and ready to hang on the wall.
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Building a Free-Floating Deck
 
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Due to flood plain regulations, the deck cannot be attached to the house-- it has to be free-floating. Bob helps the contractors set up the posts and joists, and assists in laying down the tongue-and-groove pine floor material.
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Exterior in the Container-Built Home - Storm-Ready House in St Petersburg, FL - Bob Vila eps.3004
 
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Related: Home Renovation: The Exterior: http://www.bobvila.com/articles/2074-home-renovation-the-exterior/pages/1 Home Sweet Container: http://www.bobvila.com/articles/316-home-sweet-container/pages/1 Bob briefly looks at the rich architectural history of St. Petersburg, and the development of its waterfront parks and neighborhoods. He also reviews the construction progress to date. Architect Steve Armstrong and project manager Ray Price join Bob to review the insulating ceramic coating that was used to paint the exterior and protect it from heat buildup. They also review the innovative finishes and design features that helped them transition the exterior surfaces from corrugated metal siding to sheet-metal panels to concrete block to wood with a unified finish. General contractor Buba Barrow joins Bob for a tour of the finish work and interior layout, starting on the tiled front porch, moving through the open-plan family, kitchen, and dining spaces, and into the four bedrooms, each faced in mold-resistant wallboard and painted with an orange-peel textured finish. The kitchen is complete with oak cabinets, laminate counters, a bottom-freezer/upper refrigerator unit and an energy-efficient dual-drawer dishwasher. Last, Bob meets with David Cross to discuss the future of building with converted shipping containers.
Views: 163086 Bob Vila
Discussing Cedar Shingle Siding
 
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Homer Earl (from the Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau) explains what makes a quality shingle. The group takes a look at Sikkens Cetol shingle stain products, and Bob and carpenter Bob Ryley apply side shingles.
Views: 13552 Bob Vila
TPO Rubber Slate Roof Installed on Victorian-Style Roof
 
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A new kind of rubber slate is applied to the roof, and the crew brings the spa down on a special plywood ramp, then carefully places it in the turret for installation.
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Plaster Repair Over Drywall
 
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Bob interviews Mike Casas, a plastering contractor applying plaster over drywall and metal lath over wood lath.
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Tour of Charleston, SC
 
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Bob sets out on a carriage tour of historic Charleston, SC to get a feel for the elegant and well-preserved architecture of one of the most beautiful cities in the South.
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Touring Plimoth Plantation - Bob Vila
 
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Bob Vila takes a field trip to Plimoth Plantation, a replica village where visitors have the opportunity to experience early Colonial life. For more on architectural history, visit: http://www.bobvila.com
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Touring the Waldun Forest Products Shingle Factory
 
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Bob travels to British Columbia and tours the Waldun Forest Products Company shingle manufacturing plant.
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