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This Old House

Winchester, Mass. (Part 17 of 18) (#2217)

In the second to last show of the Winchester project, host Steve Thomas and homeowner Kim Whittemore test-drive the new stainless steel appliances. Master carpenter Norm Abram meets fencing contractor Mark Bushway to admire the entire custom package: a driveway gate (made to look like the 1920s original), perimeter fence, arbor, and pergola and a new plastic fence post system designed to prevent insect damage and rot. Steve visits a nearby upholstery shop to see several of Kim's chairs, just shipped in from Alabama, being stripped, repaired and reupholstered. Closet system designer Marcy Weisburgh shows Steve how she designed the master closet to accommodate both a window and a steam generator. Electrician Allen Gallant installs a five-arm Colonial Revival chandelier made by a mail order company that builds to order and delivers directly to the jobsite. General contractor Tom Silva and carpenter Jason Wood line the walls with cost-effective built-in bookshelves, made from MDFand poplar laminate. [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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