As the project winds down, much effort continues to ensure all features and structures are properly woven into the original 1720 building, like the new granite veneer water table on the original gambrel house. Over the years, the road has risen higher than the sill and side walls of the house. Mark McCullough shows the steps necessary in applying the granite veneer to protect the wood behind it while appearing to have always existed.
On the inside, Charlie Silva begins laying out for the installation of the original roof boards and rafters as the finish detail on the new cathedral ceiling in the ell.
Landscape contractor Fred Pendleton shows Jenn Nawada how he and his crew build the fieldstone wall that defines the new front entrance.
Kevin O’Connor gives a progress tour of the back of the house before heading into the basement for an explanation of the new manifold and PPR pipes making up the new plumbing system.
Back in the original house, Tom Silva catches up with young carpenter Matt Edmonds who once worked for Silva Brothers; but left for college and started working an office job until realizing he preferred working with his hands. Together they correct the riser on the old central staircase.
Kevin assists Tom with installing a new window sash in the entry door of the garage.
Progress continues on the ceiling detail in the new ell and is completed with a faux beam made of reclaimed wood.
Original Air Date: May 25, 2023, Season 44; Ep. 24 23:42