Raising the Girt Beam and Building the Deck

Project: Cape-Style Home, Episode 2, Part 3



The crew lowers the recycled "ell" onto the new foundation with a crane. Bob visits Shepley Wood Products to talk about what to look for when ordering lumber. Back at the site, the girt beam is raised and the first floor deck is built.
Part 1: Lowering the "Ell" Onto the Foundation
Part 2: Visiting Shepley Wood Products
Part 3: Raising the Girt Beam and Building the Deck
The girt beam is raised and the first floor deck is built.
Bob Vila's first project for "Home Again" is a Cape Cod-style home in Marstons Mills, MA. Bob takes the viewer through all the steps of building a house from scratch: from architect’s plans and foundation digging to framing, cedar shingling, installing a heating system, and using artist’s paint techniques on the interior.

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