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S17 E26: Historic Plantings, Wood Utensils

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In this episode:

Jenn helps a homeowner add some curb appeal using Victorian plants to match the design of his house; the team shares more home inspection nightmares; Mauro demonstrates how to accurately match a paint color; Tom and Kevin hand carve wooden serving utensils using leftover pine from a previous Build It project.

How to Plant a Victorian Garden

Jenn helps a homeowner add some curb appeal using Victorian plants to match the design of his house.

Where to find it?

Jenn installed a variety of plants that she felt were appropriate for a 1900s Victorian. These included green mountain boxwoods, green velvet boxwoods, limelight hydrangeas, viburnums, rose of sharons, and azaleas. These can all be found at nurseries.

Expert assistance with this project was provided by Nawada Landscape Design and Forever Green Landscaping.

Home Inspection Nightmares | Crooked Chimney

The team shares more home inspection nightmares.

Where to find it?

Expert assistance with this segment was provided by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).

How to Match a Paint Color

Mauro demonstrates how to accurately match a paint color.

Where to find it?

To match a paint color, Mauro recommends cutting a small section of the paint away to create a chip to then bring to a home center or paint store to be color matched. Utility knives can be found at home centers and almost every home center is capable of color-matching a paint sample.

Expert assistance with this segment was provided by Mauro’s Painting.

Build It | Hand-carved Utensils

Tom and Kevin hand carve wooden serving utensils using leftover pine from a previous Build It project.

Where to find it?

Tom and Kevin carved the utensils out of some leftover southern white pine that they used for the how-to video Build It | Wine Rack.

To cut and carve the spoon and fork, Tom picked out a variety of hand-carving tools, including a carving gouge, spoke shave, a couple different rasps, a coping saw, a Japanese pull saw, and a hand plane. Some of these tools can be found at home centers, but it will be easier to locate them all at specialty woodworking shops.

The sandpaper Tom and Kevin used to smooth down the utensils can be found at home centers.

To finish the utensils, Tom and Kevin applied a Butcher Block Conditioner, which is manufactured by Howard and can be found at home centers.

Original Air Date: June 27, 2019 Season 17; Ep.26 23:13


Products and Services from this episode

Butcher Block Conditioner
Manufacturer: Howard

Home Inspection Nightmares | Crooked Chimney
Expert assistance: American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)

How to Plant a Victorian Garden
Expert assistance: Nawada Landscape Design Expert assistance: Forever Green Landscaping