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- Master Bedroom > Episode 6: Application of Blueboard, Plaster, and Shingles
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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Bob takes a tour of Newton, MA. "The Garden City" boasts a wide variety of American architectural styles and is one of the most desirable communities in the Boston area. Bob meets Tracy and Linda Gallagher, owners of a 1930s Colonial Revival home, as well as the architect and contractor the Gallaghers have enlisted to help them increase their living space on a modest budget.
Bob and contractor Paul Morse check out progress on the Colonial Revival in Newton, MA. Excavation for the new addition is complete, and the foundation is built from start to finish (forming, cement pouring, inspection, still work, and backfilling). Also, Bob takes a special trip to Boston Sand and Gravel to see how cement for the project is produced.
Homeowner Linda Gallagher takes Bob through the newly framed first floor, while carpenters relocate a window upstairs in order to make way for the new master bathroom. Bob explains the start-to-finish partition framing on the second floor-- from plans to measuring, cutting, and assembling.
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