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S18 E5: Built-In, Dining Room Light

Tom repairs an old dining room built-in with hand tools and a bar of soap; the team shares more home inspection nightmares; electrician Heath Eastman makes his first house call to install a chandelier in a homeowner’s dining room.

Previous episode: S18 E4 | Next episode: S18 E6

In this episode:

Tom repairs an old dining room built-in with hand tools and a bar of soap; the team shares more home inspection nightmares; electrician Heath Eastman makes his first house call to install a chandelier in a homeowner’s dining room.

How to Repair a Built-In with Hand Tools

Tom repairs an old dining room built-in with hand tools and a bar of soap.

Where to find it?

To patch the chips on the dining room drawers, Tom used some scrap pine and a variety of hand tools to carve its profile. Some of those hand tools included a couple different rasps, a Japanese pull saw, a utility knife, 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.

To secure the patches to the drawers, Tom used Gorilla Wood Glue.

To smooth out the drawers, Tom rubbed regular bar soap across the slides. He recommends this get redone every two years ago to keep them from sticking.

Home Inspection Nightmares | Twisted 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 Install a Dining Room Chandelier

Master electrician Heath Eastman makes his first house call to install a chandelier in a homeowner’s dining room.

Where to find it?

Heath installed the Newbury Manor Collection Bronze Chandelier, manufactured by Home Decorators Collection and sold at The Home Depot.

Heath used a plumb laser to locate the ceiling fixture, which was manufactured by PLS Laser.

All of the other tools and materials for this project, including an old work fan bracket, non-metallic cabling, lineman’s pliers, and needle nose pliers are available at home centers and electrical supply shops.

Expert assistance with this project was provided by Eaton and Eastman Electric.

Original Air Date: November 3, 2019 Season 18; Ep.05 23:43


Products and Services from this episode

Adhesive for Repairing a Built-In
Manufacturer: The Gorilla Glue Company

Dining Room Chandelier
Supplier: The Home Depot Manufacturer: PLS Laser Expert assistance: Eaton and Eastman Electric

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