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This Old House

Winchester, Mass. (Part 13 of 18) (#2213)

With the weather turning cooler, host Steve Thomas finds painting contractor Jim Clark under pressure to finish the exterior painting. On the third floor, master carpenter Norm Abram learns that general contractor Tom Silva is off the job site, and in emergency knee surgery, due to a recent injury. With Tom out of commission, his foreman, John Sheridan, gives Norm an update on what's left to do. Steve joins interior designer Manuel de Santaren to see how his firm designed the living room of a similar Colonial Revival. Then, Manuel's partner, Carolina Tress-Balsbaugh, meets Steve and homeowner Kim Whittemore at the project house to present their design ideas for our living room. Flooring contractor Patrick Hunt discovers three different species of wood flooring used throughout the house - heart pine, beech, and oak-and shows Norm how to use a router to neatly patch holes left by the old radiators. In the backyard, Steve finds that landscape contractor Roger Cook has planted a small forest of spruce and white pine to provide both shade and privacy. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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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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