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Interior Sandblasting and Installing the Plywood Subfloor
Project: Waterfront Warehouse Rehab, Episode 3, Part 1
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
- Bob discusses all ongoing work with the project manager Chris Vila. The demolition work still needs to be completed, along with the clean-up, and all framing work is slated to begin.
The outside of the building will be pressure-washed, now that the interior beams, walls, and ceilings have been sandblasted. These newly exposed surfaces will become an integral part of the interior design.
Reggie Ray of Georgia-Pacific talks with Bob about the laying of the sub-floor with Southern Yellow Pine tongue-and-groove plywood.
- Part 2: New York Harbor Water Taxi Tour
- Part 3: Metal Stud Framing
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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