Bob talks with carpenter Bob Ryley and general contractor Kevin Kalman, as they lay down the subflooring.
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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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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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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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Bob helps lay rafters and the ridge pole for the vaulted roof of the Lifespan House.
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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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.
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