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S20 E4, Nathan Gilbert and Jenn Nawada build a backyard ice rink
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How to Build a Backyard Ice Rink

In this video, Ask This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada and carpenter Nathan Gilbert help a homeowner build a backyard ice rink for her kids that they can use year after year.

S20 E3, Nathan Gilbert makes an exterior threshold
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How to Make an Exterior Door Threshold

Carpenter Nathan Gilbert shows how to close the gap caused by a new floor in an older home with a new threshold.

S20 E1, Nathan Gilbert builds deck stair railings
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How to Build a Deck Railing

Carpenter Nathan Gilbert builds and installs a railing for deck stairs that will match the original railing around the rest of the deck.

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How to Upgrade to Soft Close Cabinets

In this video, Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert upgrades a kitchen to have soft close cabinets.

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How to Build a Custom Fence Gate

Ask This Old House Carpenter Nathan Gilbert helps a homeowner build a custom fence gate to keep his kids safely in the backyard.

Summer 2021 Ask TOH, butcher-block countertop
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How to Install a Butcher Block Countertop

In this DIY Smarts project, Carpenter Nathan Gilbert helps a couple replace their laminate countertop with butcher block. Then he demonstrates how to apply a mineral oil finish to it.

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How to Build a Flag Display Case

Ask This Old House carpenter, Nathan Gilbert, shows the office he renovated during the quarantine and works on the finishing touch—a display case to store the U.S. flag that was presented to him at his grandfather’s funeral.

Nathan demonstrates how to properly hang an American flag.
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Celebrate the Fourth of July: How to Hang the American Flag

Ask This Old House carpenter and U.S. Navy veteran Nathan Gilbert explains the proper way to hang and display a U.S. flag.

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How to Replace a Deck Joist Hanger

Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert helps a homeowner repair her deck by replacing rotted hangers and re-securing the joist to the structure.

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Installing a Dishwasher in an Old Kitchen

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and carpenter Nathan Gilbert team up to help a homeowner retrofit a new dishwasher into an old kitchen.