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 February 1, 2013
This Old House And Ask This Old House Program Update

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This Old House - Episode #3218 (Essex House)
With the main framing complete, Tom shows Kevin where water infiltration has damaged the house, what he's doing to repair it, and how he'll prevent it from happening again. Landscape architect Jade Cummings shows Kevin the plan for the side patio and how it's designed for ease of entry into the house, but also for dramatic effect and proper drainage. Then, Roger shows Kevin how he's adding a fieldstone veneer to the concrete retaining walls to give them the rustic look of a dry laid wall. In Bucksport, Maine, Norm meets architect John Gordon to see the house he designed for his physically challenged daughter, Jessica. Back in Essex, Norm Abram and Tom replace a rotted sill, while Roger adds granite veneer to carry the look of the old foundation around the rest of the house.

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Products & Services
Universal Design Consultant
Contractor:
Deborah Pierce

Guidebook: Universal Design Resources

Project landscape architect
Contractor:
Terraink Landscape Architecture
Contact: Jade Cummings & Kellie Connelly

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Ask This Old House - Episode #1118
In the workshop, general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor build a storage bench for an entryway. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey demonstrates how to solder copper pipes properly. Afterward, landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner maintain an overgrown perennial garden.

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Building a Storage Bench
In the workshop, Tom and Kevin build a storage bench for an entryway.
Where to find it?
All of the lumber used to build this piece can be purchased at a home center including:
1 sheet of ?" birch plywood
1 sheet of ?" birch plywood
1 x 3 poplar
1 x 8 poplar
Crown moulding

The pocket screw system that Tom used to fasten the poplar is manufactured by Kreg Tool and available at woodworking stores.

Tom used a router with a quarter-round, stepped beaded bit to dress up the panel. This bit is available at home centers and woodworking stores.

The inspiration for this piece was the Full Hall Tree and Storage Bench, item 5650-49, by Home Style Furniture, purchased from Amazon.

Ask Richard: How to Solder
Richard shares tips for making a watertight connections using solder.

Where to find it?
All of the items needed for soldering including copper pipe, copper fittings, a fitting brush, flux, solder, and a torch are available at home centers and plumbing supply stores.

Maintaining Overgrown Perennials
Roger helps a homeowner maintain an overgrown perennial garden.

Where to find it?
Roger divided and transplanted several different species of perennials, including Azaleas, Daylilies, and Sedum 'Autumn Joy.' He also planted several spring-blooming flower bulbs, including crocuses, daffodils, and alliums. Many of these plants may be found at your local garden center.

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