Ask This Old House TV // Season 12 // Episode 11

Ask TOH | Crown Molding, Post

Tom heads to Seattle to install crown molding. Roger replaces a rotted fence post. Kevin explains the difference between cement, concrete, and mortar. And the guys ask "What Is It?"

Crown Molding in Seattle
Tom heads to Seattle to install crown molding for a young family.

Where to find it?
Tools to complete this project, including an electric miter saw, a coping saw, and a pneumatic nail gun are all available at home centers and hardware stores.

Back at the barn, Tom showed crown molding and corner blocks that don't require mitering. They are available at home centers, lumber yards, and millwork suppliers.

Expert assistance with this project was provided by Johnson Brothers Construction.

Ask Kevin: Cement, Concrete, & Mortar
Kevin explains the difference between concrete, cement, and mortar.

Where to find it?
Cement is rarely used by itself, but it is an ingredient in many building products.

Concrete is a mixture of cement, sand, and coarse stone and is used for footings, foundations, and sidewalks.

Mortar is a mix of cement, lime, and sand and is used to hold together building materials like stone and brick.

All are available at home centers and masonry supply shops.

What Is It?
Roger shows two black plastic handles and the guys try to guess their intended use.

Where to find it?
Simply Dump It pivoting wheelbarrow handles are available online through the manufacturer.

Rotted Fence Post
Roger replaces a rotted fence post.

Where to find it?
Replacement fence posts are available at home centers, lumber yards, and from fence installers.

The E-Z Mender fence post mending plate that Roger showed in the barn is manufactured by Simpson Strong-Tie.


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