Newton GenNEXT | All Decked Out
Coming up on This Old House Our apprentices have demoed the front porch that was in rough shape. Today, Kevin finds Tommy teaching them the basics of framing a deck. Around the corner from the front porch is a problem our homeowners hope to eliminate. The fireplace in the living room was tucked away in a small alcove next to the front door, and there was no way to enjoy it. Kevin finds Mark McCullough and his apprentice, Krysten Poulin, taking the chimney down brick by brick.
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- Ch 478Ask This Old House TVComing up on Ask This Old House Mauro teaches a homeowner how to paint a metal door; Mark explains how to match mortar for repointing jobs; Tom teaches apprentice Austin* how to make a variety of different wood joints by building simple utility boxes. Are Plastic Water Heaters Worthwhile? Richard weighs the pros and cons of a plastic tank water heater. Where to find it?This Old House TVComing up on This Old House The crew is in high gear putting on finishing touches at the house in Newton. Kevin finds Tommy and Charlie at the kitchen stove installing a final detail. For hundreds of years, firebacks sat at the back of fireplaces to retain and reflect heat into the room. Liz and Joe want to use one behind their stove as decoration. Liz had a sentimental attachment to the roses and lilacs in the back yard, so Roger dug them up and kept them in his yard during construction.