Newton GenNEXT | Homeowners Pitch In
On this episode of This Old House
Opening the kitchen, dining and family room at the Newton project has required some structural columns to carry the second-floor load. Kevin finds Tommy and finish carpenter Matt Forde trimming the rough columns to give them a better look.
Homeowner Liz has always wanted to design a stained glass window for her new home. She takes a course with a local instructor and carefully assembles a window for the mudroom that she has designed herself.
There are plenty of options when choosing material for flooring. Liz and Joe have chosen a hardwood floor, milled from lumber cut from a sustainable forest.
Kevin travels to Pennsylvania to tour the forest and the factory.
Richard visits a local vocational tech school to teach a lesson to a plumbing class.
Every carpenter has his own way of laying down treads. Kevin finds Norm laying the bottom treads on the stairs leading to the in-law suite above the garage. Norm shows Kevin a few new tricks he’s learned for installing the treads around the newel post.