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This Old House

Winchester, Mass. (Part 14 of 18) (#2214)

Host Steve Thomas arrives to find landscape contractor Roger Cook out front hauling away the last of the dismantled driveway. Inside, Steve finds a recovering general contractor Tom Silva fresh from surgery, already back on the job site with the aid of a cane. Tom shows Steve an extruded polystyrene crown moulding that is affixed only with joint compound, no nails. In the kitchen, soapstone installer Glenn Bowman shows master carpenter Norm Abram how his crew customizes soapstone counters on site. In a side trip to the Vermont woods, Glenn shows Steve how he is prospecting for deposits of soapstone in a long abandoned quarry. In the garage, Steve finds garage door maker Roger Jurczak installing sectional overhead garage doors designed to look like original 1920's swingout doors. [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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