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Installing the Entertainment Center Cabinets
Bob looks on while contractors install the kitchen cabinets, refrigerator, and wine cooler. Upstairs, professional painters are at work, using special colors that allude to historic Charleston. In the family room, carpenter Bob Ryley and general contractor Kevin Kalman construct a brand-new entertainment center with pre-manufactured Decora cabinets.
- Part 1: Cherry Kitchen Cabinet Installation
- Part 2: Discussing Painting Techniques
- Part 3: Installing the Entertainment Center Cabinets
- Carpenter Bob Ryley works with general contractor Kevin Kalman to install entertainment center cabinets in the family room of the Mount Pleasant project house, near Charleston, SC.
Bob Vila heads to the Low Country: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Steeped in tradition, this historic suburb of Charleston is the scene, not only of a remarkable new home, but of a remarkable transformation in suburban living at the developing community of I'On.
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Bob begins a brand-new project in the heart of South Carolina's low country. Located in Mt. Pleasant, the neighborhood of I'On values community living and puts an emphasis on nurturing a traditional small-town feeling.<br> <br> Our project, the Duany Plater-Zybek "Lifespan" home, is designed with state-of-the-art features, and its construction has been planned around new building techniques developed to make the house more resistant to extreme weather.<br> <br> Bob tours the coastal town of Mt. Pleasant and meets the contractor, Kevin Kalman, and other I'On developers to discuss building strategies and techniques.<br> <br> Work has begun on the first floor deck, and Steve Barth from Willamette Industries is on-hand to explain the EZ Frame system being used. Additional information is available regarding the benefits of building with engineered wood.
Carpenter Bob Ryley joins joins to continue work on the first floor. First, Bob looks at the tongue-and-groove decking system, before moving on to framing the first-floor walls.<br> <br> In downtown Charleston, Bob Vila visits the Clemson University high-wind test house, built to demonstrate the newest building techniques for hurricane resistance.<br> <br> Back on site, Bryan Readling (from the APA) discusses which techniques are being used in the Mount Pleasant project. Additional information is available regarding constructing and retrofitting homes to withstand hurricanes, installing structural adhesives, storm shutters, and tips for a better roof.
Bob walks the I'On neighborhood, which is built around myriad architectural styles and designs. He remarks on some of these variations, before returning to the project house site, where the roof framing is underway.<br> <br> Bryan Readling (from the APA) joins to review the products being used on the roof, including Peel & Seal tape, a joint sealer, and LP TechShield, a reflective sheathing product.<br> <br> Back on the ground, construction consultant Steve Easley demonstrates how to install Tyvek wrap around the house.
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