Removing the Porch Columns

Project: Craftsman Bungalow, Episode 2, Part 1

The electricians are snaking new wiring into the kitchen, and the plumber is roughing in for the addition of a real 'water closet'.

Mike Casas is making quick work of the plaster on the new cathedral ceiling, where new drywall must be married to the old lath and plaster.

Out on the front porch, the contractor removes an existing column without damaging it, or the overhang it supports.
Part 1: Removing the Porch Columns
Bob helps remove the front porch columns, so they can be replicated and used on the home's new back porch. Several temporary braces are placed around the porch to support the weight of the roof, once the columns are removed.
Part 2: Plaster Repair Over Drywall
Part 3: Plumbing in the Bathroom and Wiring in the Kitchen
Bob Vila oversees the remodel of a Craftsman bungalow in Los Angeles, CA. It's a vintage kit house, purchased from a Sears & Roebuck catalog in 1923 and built in Hollywood. Working with contractors, Bob helps restore the home's thoughtful details while adding improvements fit for the owners' modern lifestyle.

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