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Gable Addition Framing
Special truss joists on the bedroom wing are installed, and, as the walls are raised, Bob explains the advantages of Western balloon framing. Also, Bob takes a trip to the breathtaking Lyndhurst mansion for a taste of Victorian high living in New York's Hudson River Valley.
- Part 1: Laying the Decking for the First Floor
- Part 2: Lyndhurst Mansion Tour
- Part 3: Gable Addition Framing
- Bob reviews the turret structure that's been added to the project house. Then Bob and contractor Bob Ryley and the rest of the workmen raise a gable wall in accord with the crew's modified approach to Western balloon framing.
Bob Vila tackles a remodeling and construction project on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The expansion of the cabin transforms a tiny vacation home into a spacious family retreat with an authentic 'Vineyard Victorian' look.
Also from Victorian
The crew on Martha's Vineyard begins to lay a cinder block foundation with a crawl space for storage, while Bob explains how to connect the old construction to the new. Plus, Bob travels to historic Cape May, NJ to tour Victorian homes in one of America's oldest beach resort towns. Back at the site, the carpenters start framing the new turret roof on the old cottage.
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