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Project: Master Bedroom, Episode 6, Part 3



The architects visit the site to make sure their plans are being executed correctly. The last of the blueboard is applied to the new family room ceiling, and Bob demonstrates how to apply skimcoat plaster. Outside, carpenter Bob Ryley offers some tips on attaching red cedar shingles to sidewall.
Part 1: Architects Tour the Newton, MA Project
Part 2: Applying Plaster to Blueboard
Part 3: Shingle Siding
Bob meets carpenter Bob Ryley, who is putting sidewall shingles onto the exterior of the new addition. Bob points out the newly trimmed window and the ten-inch-wide piece of felt around it, a "spline". The spline is common in the Northeast. It helps prevent moisture from entering spaces between the trim and the shingles, once shrinkage has occurred.
A master bedroom suite in a compact 1930s Colonial Revival home in suburban Newton, MA, gets a makeover. Bob Vila details the process of building the foundation, from forming and cement pouring to inspection and backfilling. Also, Bob sees how the interior baseboard molding and window trim is milled to match what exists in the rest of the home.

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