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S18 E2: Nursery Paint, Record Stand

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In this episode:

Mauro paints a baby’s nursery using zero VOC paint; Richard tests out a new dryer that uses a heat pump to dry the clothes; Tom and Kevin build a record player stand out of oak plywood.


How to Paint a Nursery

Mauro paints a baby’s nursery using zero VOC paint.

Where to find it?

Mauro painted the nursery using Natura Interior Paint by Benjamin Moore. The color is called “Antique Glass” in an eggshell finish. For any room, but especially a nursery, Mauro strongly recommends using zero VOC paint. It’s virtually odorless and doesn’t release any harmful chemicals as it dries.

To test the walls for lead paint, Mauro used the LeadCheck Swabs test kit, manufactured by 3M.

The other materials used for this project, including the paintbrushes, drop cloths, painters tape, and rags can all be found at home centers.


Exploring a Heat Pump Clothes Dryer

Richard tests out a new dryer that uses a heat pump to dry the clothes.

Where to find it?

Richard tested out the Stackable Electric Ventless Heat Pump Dryer by Samsung.


Build It | Record Player Stand

Tom and Kevin build a record player stand out of oak plywood.

Where to find it?

Tom and Kevin built the record player stand out of 3/4” oak plywood and 1x4” and 1x3” red oak, which can be found at home centers. To cut all the boards to the proper dimensions and assemble the cabinet, Tom used a variety of tools, including a Domino Joiner, a Kapex KS120 sliding compound miter saw and a TS 55 circular saw, which are all manufactured by Festool.

To secure the face of the cabinet to the base, Tom and Kevin used wood glue by Gorilla Glue.

For the finish, Tom first applied a Pre-Stain wood conditioner, then a gel stain in Walnut. Both are manufactured by Minwax.

Tom ordered prefinished legs from the internet.

Original Air Date: October 13, 2019 Season 18; Ep.02 23:43


Products and Services from this episode

Adhesive for building a record player stand
Manufacturer: The Gorilla Glue Company

Finish for the record player stand
Manufacturer: Minwax Company

Natura interior zero VOC paint
Manufacturer: Benjamin Moore

“Antique Glass” in an eggshell finish

Stackable electric ventless heat pump dryer
Manufacturer: Samsung

Test for lead paint
Manufacturer: 3M

Tools used to build a record player stand
Manufacturer: Festool