Ask This Old House TV // Season 10 // Episode 18

Ask TOH | Patio Upgrade, Mirror

Landscape contractor Roger Cook heads to San Francisco to upgrade a neglected urban patio. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom shows Kevin how to hang a heavy mirror on a wall.

Urban Patio Upgrade
Roger helps a homeowner upgrade her patio in San Francisco.

Where to find it?
The deck tiles that Roger installed in San Francisco are made from a hardwood called "ipe." These tiles, as well as the composite and stone ones that he showed in the barn, are manufactured by Eco Arbor Designs

Expert installation assistance for this project was provided by Integrated Site Works

The furniture that Roger selected was purchased at Crate & Barrel and included the Surf Charcoal Flip-Top Table, Surf Magenta Dining Chairs, Alfresco Natural Dining Bench, and Alfresco Grey Planters.

The cedar window boxes were purchased at The Home Depot and spray-painted to match the furniture.

The plants that Roger planted in the window boxes are:

Cyclamen persicum
Chrysanthemum x monifolium
Antirrhinum majus (Snapdragon)

The bamboo species that Roger planted is:
Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Spectabilis'

What is it?
Kevin asks the guys to identify a black, plastic device with an arm that rotates.

Where to find it?
The "Cord Shark" Christmas light winder is manufactured by Tree Keeper and is available from many online retailers.

Hanging a Mirror
Tom shows Kevin how to hang a heavy mirror on a wall.

Where to find it?

All of the hardware shown in this segment, including picture hangers and toggle bolts are available at hardware stores and home centers.

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