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This Old House

Manchester, Mass. (Part 17 of 26) (#2117)

Host Steve Thomas begins the show by checking out the opened vistas of the house and yard through the newly bare trees along the road. Inside, the study and dining room are shaping up, with blue-board on the walls and the old fireplace rehabilitated. In the music room, the dramatic coved ceiling is getting the first part of its acoustical plaster system. Steve checks on painter John Dee's slow but steady process on the portico restoration. Today he's installing new plaster brackets to replace the originals, which were too deteriorated to salvage. Later in the show, Steve takes viewers to the Chicago factory where the brackets were made. They have been made the same way for 100 years! Finally, landscape contractor Roger Cook shows off the new back patio made up of massive pieces of Goshen stone. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: America's favorite home improvement series, the Emmy Award-winning THIS OLD HOUSE, with host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook and master carpenter Norm Abram.

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