Videos uploaded by user “Bob Vila”
Touring a Georgia-Pacific Lumber Mill
Bob tours a Georgia-Pacific lumber mill with Randi Bonanni, who outlines the harvesting and mill processes.
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Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House
Bob takes a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House.
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Tour an Earth-Bermed House in Upstate New York
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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Discussing the Manufacture of Glulams
Bob visits the Willamette Industries glued laminated timber facilities in Eugene, OR to learn first-hand how glulams are manufactured.
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Building a Handicapped Access Ramp
Carpenter Bob Ryley builds a handicapped access ramp for the accessible home in the Roxbury development.
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Exterior in the Container-Built Home - Storm-Ready House in St Petersburg, FL - Bob Vila eps.3004
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.
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Installing the Tongue-and-Groove Plywood Subfloor System
Bob talks with carpenter Bob Ryley and general contractor Kevin Kalman, as they lay down the subflooring.
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How To: Build a Staircase
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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Adding a Third-Floor Dormer to the Roof
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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Shipping Container Homes
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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Shingle Siding
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
Bob visits Walden Pond and tours a recreation of the cabin that Henry David Thoreau famously built.
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Installing Blow-In Cellulose Insulation - Bob Vila
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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Recycling a Hardwood Floor
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.
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Installing the Subfloor
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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Discussing Cedar Shingle Siding
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.
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Home Elevator Installation
Bob meets Mike Vogt (from Access Industries) and carpenters (from the Whitaker Company), who are installing a residential elevator.
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Placing the Engineered Wood Glulam Roof Ridge Beam
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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Furniture Making at the North Bennet Street School
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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Building a Floating Deck - Bob Vila
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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Cutting and Laying Roof Rafters for the Vaulted Roof
Bob helps lay rafters and the ridge pole for the vaulted roof of the Lifespan House.
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The Unusual Home of TV Star Max Gail
Bob visits the unusual home of TV star Max Gail in hopes of gathering design ideas.
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Discussing the In-Floor Radiant Heating System
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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Factory Tour: Redland Brick
Bob Vila tours the Redland Brick plant in East Windsor Hill, Connecticut.
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TPO Rubber Slate Roof Installed on Victorian-Style Roof
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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Shirley Plantation
Bob Vila tours Shirley Plantation, the oldest active plantation in Virginia. For more house tours, visit: http://www.bobvila.com
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Visiting Tim Allen at Home
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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Touring the Parallam Beam Factory
Bob visits Dave Parker in Vancouver, BC to see how Parallam beams are manufactured.
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Installing Hardwood Flooring with Screws and Plugs
Wood floor expert Howard Brickman is on the job site installing White Oak hardwood floors from Carlisle Restoration Lumber.
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Touring the John Quincy Adams House
For inspiration, Bob tours the John Quincy Adams House in Quincy, MA.
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Restoring Old Windows
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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Pine Porch Ceiling
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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Applying Cedar Shingles
Sidewall contractor Dean Fraser shows us how to apply cedar shingles.
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Touring the Waldun Forest Products Shingle Factory
Bob travels to British Columbia and tours the Waldun Forest Products Company shingle manufacturing plant.
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Tour of the Royal Governor's Palace in Colonial Williamsburg
Bob tours colonial Williamsburg, VA, stopping at the Royal Governor's Palace, where facilities manager Mark Winger gives a tour.
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Wall Plastering
Plastering contractor John Hirrell shows Bob several tricks of the trade.
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Removing the Porch Columns
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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Building a Concrete Block Foundation - Bob Vila
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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Retaining Wall Construction
Bob meets up with landscape mason Hector Santos, who is building a dried-laid stone retaining wall.
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Designing and Crafting Historical Reproduction Crown Molding
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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Touring Plimoth Plantation - Bob Vila
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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How To: Install a Replacement Storm Window
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 Rumford Fireplace
Masons are building the Rumford fireplace, as Bob talks over the herringbone construction process being used.
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Installing a Preassembled Whole-House Radiant Heating System
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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Selecting the Site  - Federal Style Home Restoration in Charleston, SC - Bob Vila eps.901
Related: Know Your House Styles: http://www.bobvila.com/articles/339-know-your-house-styles/pages/1 Remodeling an Old House: What Should You Keep? http://www.bobvila.com/articles/3-remodeling-an-old-house-what-should-you-keep/pages/1 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. Richard Marks, the restoration contractor who's responsible for much of the expert work being done in and around Charleston, gives Bob a tour of the elegant, though quite run-down, Federal style house whose revival this project chronicles.
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Excavating and Building the Foundation
Bob pays a visit to the site as work on the foundation gets underway. Once the excavation is complete, the forms (for the poured concrete) are assembled and put into place.
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Building Wooden Stairs in the Front Hall
Interior carpenter John Kiley is building the staircase in the front hall.
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Installing Copper Gutters
Bob watches as gutters are installed along the copper-roofed breezeway.
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Do-It-Yourself Modular Home Construction System
Bob tours a home that was designed to affordable, flexible, and easy to build with a do-it-yourself, low-cost construction system.
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Tour of Colonial Williamsburg
In Colonial Williamsburg, Bob visits a cabinetmakers' shop, where traditional methods of building furniture are still in practice.
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