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Metal Stud Framing
Project: Waterfront Warehouse Rehab, Episode 3, Part 3
Interior work and demolition are progressing simultaneously. Bob and his son, the project manager Chris Vila, review three weeks' worth of progress. Work performed to date includes removing an old elevator shaft and sandblasting exposed wood and brick surfaces. A new tongue and groove plywood subfloor is being installed and basic wall framing has begun. Also, Bob takes us on a water taxi tour to learn more about the history of heavy industry along Brooklyn's waterfront.
- Part 1: Interior Sandblasting and Installing the Plywood Subfloor
- Part 2: New York Harbor Water Taxi Tour
- Part 3: Metal Stud Framing
- Dino Koukoudakis from Dino's Construction demonstrates some of the techniques used in framing with metal studs. Koukoudakis prefers metal studs, because of their light weight and resistance to warping. With the right tools, they're easy to cut and fasten. Dino demonstrates lining them up and installing them along an exterior wall, as well as how quickly and easily they can be used to frame a partition wall. Metal studs are simple and sturdy construction parts, which tolerate moisture far better than wood.
Bob Vila heads to the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, for this project involving an abandoned warehouse built in the mid-19th century. Bob's adaptive reuse will yield three ultra-hip apartments with commercial space at street level. Project manager is Bob's oldest son, Chris Vila, who helps guide this complete rehabilitation of a beat-up building in the city that never sleeps.
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