It’s all about the finishing touches, as the restoration of the 1720 First-period home is in the homestretch.
In the gambrel portion of the house, a custom beadboard detail wraps the walls and surround of the new Rumford fireplace in the office space. Concealed storage is added in the fireplace surround, and the floorboards salvaged from the old attic have been repurposed as cabinetry in the new pantry.
To match the existing wood in the original house, the homeowners chose wide pine, square cut boards of random width, and cut-style nails for the new floors. Flooring contractor Josias Lainez shares his technique for fastening with the cut nails to prevent wood splits.
Richard Trethewey visits a local stone fabrication shop where co-owner Pierre Rancourt gives him a closer look at the process for fabricating a kitchen sink out of soapstone.
Back at the house, Tom Silva tells Kevin O’Connor how he turned an old piece of wide board sheathing into a durable backsplash for the pantry.
A combination gas-fired boiler and hot water storage system solve the challenge of efficiently supplying hot water for fixtures with a high supply demand.
Heath Eastman wraps up the lighting installation in the new ell.
Original Air Date: June 15, 2023, Season 44; Ep. 25 23:42
Products and resources from this episode
- Framing contractor: TJ Berky Builders
- Flooring installer: Quality Floor Services Corp.
- Flooring suppliers:
Woodell & Daughters Forest Products
- Side trip: Stone Surfaces, Inc.
- Soapstone countertop supplier: CBS Exotic Stones, Inc.
- Boiler manufacturer: Viessmann
- Lighting supplier: The Home Depot