Pining for Old Pine | The Westerly Project
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Kevin is on the Westerly jobsite and takes a look at the final touches happening on the first floor.
It’s about time to think about furniture. Homeowners Scott and Shayla asked Jeff’s team to design a special two-tiered oval coffee table using some old boards they pulled from a nearby family sawmill.
Jeff invites Norm to his workshop where they plane the boards and join them with mortises and tenons. They cut out an oval with a jigsaw and route the edges. After Jeff makes the legs and stretchers, Scott joins in to help with the final assembly.
At the house, Jeff finds Mauro and Kathryn in the playroom where they’re getting ready to whitewash the original knotty pine with an oil-based stain. This treatment will brighten up the entire room and give the old pine a new look.
Outside, Jeff joins Tommy and Garrett at the new pergola. The posts have already been fastened down to the deck structure. They put in tapered columns over the post and set the PVC beams on top and finally the PVC lattice. The new pergola will provide shade in the summertime.
Over at the 1840s Idea House, Kevin learns about historically accurate and operable shutters that are also made of PVC material. Project foreman Gordan Jacobsen shows him how they’re assembled, louver by louver, and then they are painted and installed.
Back at the house, electrician Ben Giles is putting linear LED strips into the newly built pergola. Apprentice De’Shaun is there to observe and help.