Season 41 - The Westerly Ranch House Episodes
A 1940s ranch will be transformed into an updated Dutch Colonial revival.
The old ranch is transformed into a Dutch Colonial thanks to Jeff’s team. Kevin and Tom take the tour with the homeowners, and Norm presents the pine coffee table he made with local reclaimed wood. Outside, Jenn sees the last of the hydroseeding and gives Tom the garden tour. Everyone meets at the refurbished flagpole to raise the flags.
As the project winds down, the televisions are mounted, and the blinds and curtains get installed. Richard takes a look at the new water heater. Jenn watches the final plants go in and works to install outdoor lighting. The old flagpole comes down for a touch up.
Norm uses old pine from a local sawmill to make a coffee table. Mauro teaches apprentice Kathryn to whitewash the knotty pine paneling. Tommy and Jeff build a pergola for the deck. Kevin helps with a shutter assembly. Electrician Ben shows apprentice De’Shaun how to light the pergola.
Jeff Sweenor shows Kevin O'Connor how he installs floating oak shelves and a mantel. Norm Abram panels the playroom using the original knotty pine boards. Kevin visits the apprentices at a timber framing school, then he takes a tour of Westerly. Jenn Nawada uses Westerly granite for backyard steps.
The new propane tank gets buried in the backyard. Norm advises an apprentice in composite decking. Jeff and Tom add final touches to the coffered ceiling. A shelving system goes into the new office, and applies a stone veneer to the new chimney.
Tom Silva and Jeff Sweenor begin work on a coffered ceiling in the living room. Jenn Nawada watches as local Westerly granite is cut to size for backyard steps. Richard Trethewey reviews the complex septic system as it goes in. In Ohio, Kevin O'Connor learns how the interior doors are built. Back in Westerly, Jeff installs one of those doors.
Kevin O'Connor reviews the progress of the Westerly house. Tom Silva and Jeff Sweenor work on the main staircase at Jeff’s shop and then they bring it to the house to install. At the Idea House, Kevin looks at new clapboard siding technology. Richard Trethewey tours a factory to see how a furnace is built and then watches one being installed at the project house.
Tom Silva teaches the new apprentices to frame a deck. Jeff Sweenor’s crew frames the exterior flair detail. Jenn Nawada learns about Westerly granite. Jeff teaches the apprentices to install a window. Richard Trethewey and Jeff look for a path for the drain stacks.
The crew stands up the second floor walls, and three new apprentices arrive as part of the Generation Next program.
The open concept living space requires extra planning for support of the second story.
At the old Westerly Ranch House, the roof was disassembled to add a new level, but the original chimney is going to be in the way of the open floor plan concept on the first floor.