Mixing Plaster and Installing the Skylight

Project: Waterfront Warehouse Rehab, Episode 6, Part 2



After a quick progress report, Bob meets Thad Goodman from Georgia-Pacific who is installing GP DensArmor drywall.

Next, Bob and Chris Vila head to the roof where Dino Koukoudakis from Dino's Construction is installing a new Wasco skylight, which will provide natural light for the 4th floor apartment. Future plans for the rooftop also include a hardwood deck.

Bob pays another visit to developer and artist Jane Walentas, this time getting a tour of her multi-story luxury loft space around the corner from the project building.

Back on site, Bob and Chris talk more about the façade restoration with Cas Stachelberg from Higgins and Quasebarth, a New York City firm focused on the preservation and rehabilitation of historic properties.
Part 1: Fast-Pace Drywall Installation and Mold-Resistant Interior Siding
Part 2: Mixing Plaster and Installing the Skylight
Bob and Chris Vila visit the plastering contractor at the Waterfront Warehouse Rehab project, and get a lesson in plaster mixing. In order to have the plaster set quickly, the workman demonstrates a technique that involves mixing plaster and joint compound together. This cuts the drying time in half in a typical hot and humid New York City summer. Bob and Chris Vila meet Dino Koukoudakis from Dino's Construction who is installing a custom rectangular skylight from Wasco. This four-by-six foot argon-filled, low-e coated skylight comes ready to mount from the factory. Taking a look at the opening from below, Bob and Chris point out how the natural light provided by the skylight opens up the bedroom to natural light, giving the space a larger look and feel.
Part 3: Tour of Luxury Loft Space and Brick Facade History and Restoration
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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