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How to Turn a Reclaimed Beam into a Fireplace Mantel

Ask This Old House carpenter, Nathan Gilbert helps a homeowner turn a reclaimed mantel into a fireplace mantel.

S20 E12, Nathan Gilbert explains saw blades

Tool Lab | Understanding Saw Blades

Carpenter Nathan Gilbert explains how table saw blades work and the different blade types used.

S20 E9, Nathan Gilbert demonstrates drill/driver technique

How to Use a Drill | Tool Lab

Carpenter Nathan Gilbert explains everything you need to know about drill drivers, from their history to their modern features.

S20 E8, Nathan Gilbert, William Gilbert and Mark McCullough install a sliding barn door

How to Build a Sliding Barn Door

Carpenter Nathan Gilbert enlists the help of his father to install sliding barn doors on Mark McCullough’s chicken barn.

S20 E7, Nathan Gilbert installs exterior door trim

How to Replace Exterior Door Trim

Carpenter Nathan Gilbert helps a homeowner give her front door an upscale look with a low-maintenance material.


Home Inspection Nightmares | Crooked Chimney

Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, mason Mark McCullough, and carpenter Nathan Gilbert share more home inspection nightmares

S20 E4, Nathan Gilbert and Jenn Nawada build a backyard ice rink

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

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

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.


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.