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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.
Views: 44893 Bob Vila
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.
Views: 309936 Bob Vila
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.
Views: 137823 Bob Vila
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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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.
Views: 31297 Bob Vila
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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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: 160184 Bob Vila
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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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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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.
Views: 16473 Bob Vila
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.
Views: 95396 Bob Vila
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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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: 23354 Bob Vila
Factory Tour: Redland Brick
 
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Bob Vila tours the Redland Brick plant in East Windsor Hill, Connecticut.
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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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Wall Plastering
 
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Plastering contractor John Hirrell shows Bob several tricks of the trade.
Views: 26885 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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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
Views: 326741 Bob Vila
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.
Views: 7357 Bob Vila
Touring the Georgia-Pacific Drywall Plant
 
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Bob tours the Georgia-Pacific drywall plant in Marcus Hook, PA with Monty Palmowski.
Views: 34359 Bob Vila
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.
Views: 95053 Bob Vila
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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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 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.
Views: 190723 Bob Vila
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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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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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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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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Building a Western Red Cedar Deck
 
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Bob reviews the structure for the new deck. Paul Mackie (of the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association) joins to discuss the benefits of building with western red cedar, a sustainable product. The wood is naturally stable-- it will not warp, crack, check, or chip-- and it's insect-resistant. General contractor Tim Berky is busy nailing down the decking planks.
Views: 19950 Bob Vila
Touring the Parallam Beam Factory
 
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Bob visits Dave Parker in Vancouver, BC to see how Parallam beams are manufactured.
Views: 9600 Bob Vila
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.
Views: 19098 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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Millford Plantation
 
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Bob Vila tours Millford Plantation, a spectacular Greek Revival governor's mansion with echoes of the Civil War still ringing through its halls.
Views: 8551 Bob Vila
How to Distress Wood Beams for a Century-Old Look - Bob Vila
 
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Bob Vila learns how new lumber is made to look one hundred years old or more. For more how-to video, visit: http://www.bobvila.com
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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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Building a Rumford Fireplace
 
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Masons are building the Rumford fireplace, as Bob talks over the herringbone construction process being used.
Views: 11092 Bob Vila
Applying Cedar Shingles
 
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Sidewall contractor Dean Fraser shows us how to apply cedar shingles.
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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.
Views: 25540 Bob Vila
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 Winding Stairs
 
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Carpenter John Pringle demonstrates a simple way to build a set of winding stairs.
Views: 39437 Bob Vila
Factory Tour: Tremont Nail
 
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Bob Vila tours the Tremont Nail mill in Wareham, Massachusetts, where steel cut restoration nails are manufactured. For more factory tours, visit: http://www.bobvila.com
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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.
Views: 94074 Bob Vila
Built-In Closet Storage Installation
 
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Bob and carpenter Bob Ryley are working in the master bedroom building two storage units in the walk-in closet.
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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.
Views: 36272 Bob Vila
Installing Copper Gutters
 
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Bob watches as gutters are installed along the copper-roofed breezeway.
Views: 13287 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: 11837 Bob Vila
How to Repair House Exterior  - Federal Style Home Restoration in Charleston, SC - Bob Vila eps.906
 
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Related: Home Renovation: The Exterior: http://www.bobvila.com/articles/2074-home-renovation-the-exterior/pages/1 Bob joins restoration contractor Richard Marks to discuss the grand Charleston staircase connecting the entry porch with the street-- it's in dire need of repair and restoration. Meanwhile, paint stripping and siding repair have begun on the home's exterior. Bob tours the historic Greek Revival home of secessionist Robert Barnwell Rhett, and also tours the Withers Industries factory, where reproduction shutters are being made for use in Bob's restoration project.
Views: 8212 Bob Vila
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.
Views: 62413 Bob Vila
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.
Views: 171871 Bob Vila