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Project: Cape-Style Home, Episode 4, Part 3



Carpentry contractor Bob Ryley builds a staircase from the first floor. Bob goes up and takes a tour of the new second floor to see the gable end raised, the ridge role set in place, and the rafters go up. Also, Bob tours the IKO roofing shingle plant in Wilmington, DE.
Part 1: Building the First Floor Staircase
Part 2: Touring a Roofing Shingle Plant
Part 3: Roof Construction
Bob reviews the new second floor and watches the gable end raised, the ridge pole set in place, and the rafters' installation.
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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