Arlington Arts & Crafts | Shiplap for a Ship Shape House

0n this episode of This Old House

Everyone is covering their walls with shiplap.  Homeowners Emily and Nick love it too and want to finish their third floor with it.  Kevin finds Tommy installing shiplap in Nick’s office. 

Outside, the landscape plan calls for a walkway from the front porch stairs down to the street.  It will consist of brick pavers and granite steps.  Kevin helps Roger’s crew lay the second set of steps, using reclaimed granite from a New England bridge site.

The marble slabs that we saw being quarried in Vermont have made their way down to the shop of Roberto Martinez.  Roberto works with Emily to find the best piece of the slab for the kitchen island and then he goes to work cutting it. 

Back at the house, Emily makes her final decision on the oak paneling in the living room.  Originally, she and Nick wanted to refinish the paneling.  Then they decided to paint it white.  Now Emily and designer Jill Goldberg meet with painter Mauro Henrique to review the paneling once more after the old finish has been stripped off. 

In the new family room, mason Mark McCullough builds the cast stone mantel surrounding the new fireplace.  The decorative mantel was fabricated in Texas and shipped to the house in pieces.  Mark and Kevin put the pieces together.


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