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S42 E2: Factory Made

Previous episode: S42 E01 | Next episode: Posting on Oct 18, 8pm ET In this episode: From large scale industry to small town makers, over the years This Old House has explored the places that provide building and finishing materials for our projects. We look back at some fascinating factories we’ve visited. Original Air Date: Oct 11, 2020 Season 42; Ep.02 23:43 Products and Services from this Episode: Side Trips: Interior doors: Baird Brothers Fine HardwoodsWindow glass: Cardinal Glass IndustriesBathtub: KohlerWindow factory: MarvinPrecast concrete walls: Superior Walls; Weaver PrecastDimensional framing lumber: Weyerhaeuser https://www.thisoldhouse.com/behind-the-build/21506727/s42-e2-factory-made


S19 E2: Preventing Plumbing Disasters

Previous episode: S19 E1 | Next episode: Posting on Oct 18, 8pm ET In this episode: Richard explains how, where, and why plumbing systems fail. Richard gives a deep dive on when and how plumbing pipes and connections can be repaired or replaced. Ross explains and demonstrates how to prevent plumbing failures with new technology. Preventing Water Damage Kevin O’Connor and damage prevention specialist Michael Milligan toured a home to identify ways to prevent plumbing leaks and other flood damage. Where to find it? Technical guidance for this segment was provided by State Farm Insurance. State Farm has many tips…


On the Market: A Minimalist Redo by Breland-Harper in Echo Park, LA

Breland – Harper is Design and Development firm located in Los Angeles, California. From the onset, a definite relationship between architecture, interiors, and landscape design has been a driving force our work, with the hope of creating projects with subtle transitions between these disciplines. We seek to synthesize the traditional and the contemporary, all while being grounded in functionality, durability, and comfort. Principles Michael Breland and Peter Harper have designed residential, commercial, and hospitality projects across the country, with specialization in adaptive reuse and interior architecture. On the market in Los Angeles’s Echo Park, this minimal home offers a blank slate for would-be owners…


Current Obsessions: Virtual Goings-On

Above: Fan is taking notes on the confluence of Shaker and Mexican design elements in Círculo Mexicano in Mexico City—peg rails included. On our radar this autumn long weekend, things to do from home: Most popular post of the week: a spirited small apartment in Paris by two young architects, before and after (with a charming sink skirt, too). We’ll be tuning into Toast’s Virtual Creative Residency this week, October 15-17, with events like talks on the Japanese art of kintsugi, how to create a sustainable kitchen with Skye Gyngell, and ceramics demonstrations with Polly Yates—all virtual and online. New Yorkers: Stop…


‘Old California’ in a New Update of a 1907 Arts & Crafts-Style House in Los Angeles

The popular home design trend cluttering up Instagram these days calls for neutral colors, natural materials, and a casual spirit—all of which describes this striking house in the foothills of historic Lincoln Heights in Los Angeles. But that’s where the similarities end, because this singular project, by Patrick Bernatz Ward, is the antithesis of trendy, fast, disposable design. His clients, an artist and an actor, wanted a place that would “evoke a sense of Old California while incorporating a palette and aesthetic for contemporary living,” he says. “The house was built in 1907 for one of the original pioneer families…


Fixing Peeling Paint | Ask This Old House Podcast Ep. 3

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