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This Old House, with trusted experts Tom Silva, Richard Trethewey, Jenn Nawada, and host Kevin O'Connor, is TV's original home-improvement show, following one whole-house renovation over several episodes.

E12 | Newburyport Forever House | Design Talk

23m 42s

Work continues at the house. Tom Silva shows how to shingle a roof valley. Finish carpenter Kevin Rafferty is challenged with making the fireplace mantel stand out. Charlie Silva begins trimming the windows with a prefabricated trim system. Design showroom owner Kerry Vaughn helps homeowners Palen and Melissa select furniture. The newel post and balusters on the original staircase are extended.

Episodes

  • E12 | Newburyport Forever House | Design Talk: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E12 | Newburyport Forever House | Design Talk

    S44 E12 - 23m 42s

    Work continues at the house. Tom Silva shows how to shingle a roof valley. Finish carpenter Kevin Rafferty is challenged with making the fireplace mantel stand out. Charlie Silva begins trimming the windows with a prefabricated trim system. Design showroom owner Kerry Vaughn helps homeowners Palen and Melissa select furniture. The newel post and balusters on the original staircase are extended.

  • E11 | Newburyport Forever House | Demo Find: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E11 | Newburyport Forever House | Demo Find

    S44 E11 - 23m 42s

    Work is underway for the new three-story bump out, and the interior is fully demolished in preparation for the new modern floor plan. An old narrow and steep staircase is replaced with a new winder staircase. The homeowner visits the town museum to learn about the history of her home. A bulge and lean-proof retaining wall is built. The City of Newburyport wastewater treatment facility is toured.

  • E10 | Newburyport Forever House | Powering Through: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E10 | Newburyport Forever House | Powering Through

    S44 E10 - 23m 42s

    The 1902 house is ready for demo. The main power is disconnected, and temporary power is run for safe working. Asbestos abatement is performed at the house after a linoleum sample collected and tested confirms the presence of asbestos. The back bump out is removed. A 75-year-old carpenter talks about working with Parkinson's disease. The front porch is demoed, leaving the roof intact.

Schedule

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    Detroit: Windows of Detroit

    Friday
    Jan 27

    30 Minutes

    Tommy teaches techniques to remove peeling paint in the living room while Richard and Frank begin rough plumbing repairs in the basement; Tommy shows Kevin the issues with the leaded stained-glass windows before restoration.
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    Newburyport: Design Talk

    Saturday
    Jan 28

    30 Minutes

    Installing roof shingles and exterior window trims; modifying the original staircase balusters and railings; the homeowners meet with an interior designer.
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    Newburyport: Design Talk

    Sunday
    Jan 29

    30 Minutes

    Installing roof shingles and exterior window trims; modifying the original staircase balusters and railings; the homeowners meet with an interior designer.
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    Detroit: Plumbing Road Trip

    Monday
    Jan 30

    30 Minutes

    Repairing crumbling decorative molding with a replica created by a 3D printer; looking at plumbing fixtures; repairing some compromised joists in the upstairs bathroom; how to install kitchen ceiling strapping; repairs made to the foundation.
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    Newburyport: Design Talk

    Monday
    Jan 30

    30 Minutes

    Installing roof shingles and exterior window trims; modifying the original staircase balusters and railings; the homeowners meet with an interior designer.
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    Newburyport: Design Talk

    Tuesday
    Jan 31

    30 Minutes

    Installing roof shingles and exterior window trims; modifying the original staircase balusters and railings; the homeowners meet with an interior designer.
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    Detroit: Fixing the Fascia

    Tuesday
    Jan 31

    30 Minutes

    A new exterior wall goes up, from the inside; new kitchen wiring; installing a new HVAC system; Flint, Mich., water crisis; installing more substantial fascia in preparation for new gutters.
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    Detroit: A Mason Steps Up

    Wednesday
    Feb 1

    30 Minutes

    At the Russell Woods project, Tommy uses a clever fix for some damaged oak flooring in the living room; Frank and Tamiko meet with Jerusha Kaffine, a local kitchen designer, to see her plan; repairing the front steps before new gutters go up.
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    Detroit: Stained Glass Revival

    Thursday
    Feb 2

    30 Minutes

    New cabinets and kitchen tiles at the Grandmont Rosedale project; reinstall leaded glass bay windows at Russell Woods; wood grain tile; a decoupling membrane underlayment that supports electric wire heating; urban farming in Detroit; a drywell.
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    Detroit: Going Old School for Tile and Molding

    Friday
    Feb 3

    30 Minutes

    Frank and Tamiko prep the guest room for painting; Tommy repairs crown molding in the living room; installing plumbing fixtures; Tommy and Frank fit an interior door into an old opening; a fireplace facelift using 100-year-old pottery.
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    Newburyport: Off-the-Shelf Custom Look

    Saturday
    Feb 4

    30 Minutes

    The yard gets planted; a custom home office is built from off-the-shelf materials; old floors are reused on the second floor; installing an EV charger; the front door gets a high-sheen finish.
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    Newburyport: Off-the-Shelf Custom Look

    Sunday
    Feb 5

    30 Minutes

    The yard gets planted; a custom home office is built from off-the-shelf materials; old floors are reused on the second floor; installing an EV charger; the front door gets a high-sheen finish.
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    Arlington Arts & Crafts: Arts and Crafts Class Begins

    Monday
    Feb 6

    30 Minutes

    Exploring what has been preserved and altered over the years; the plans for the second and third floors; how the homeowners envision using the outdoor space; the inefficient boiler; plans for future mechanical and plumbing systems; outdated kitchen.
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    Newburyport: Off-the-Shelf Custom Look

    Monday
    Feb 6

    30 Minutes

    The yard gets planted; a custom home office is built from off-the-shelf materials; old floors are reused on the second floor; installing an EV charger; the front door gets a high-sheen finish.
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    Newburyport: Off-the-Shelf Custom Look

    Tuesday
    Feb 7

    30 Minutes

    The yard gets planted; a custom home office is built from off-the-shelf materials; old floors are reused on the second floor; installing an EV charger; the front door gets a high-sheen finish.
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    Arlington Arts & Crafts: A New Look, Inside and Out

    Tuesday
    Feb 7

    30 Minutes

    Jill Goldberg sorts through colors and wallpaper ideas for the living room; old plaster walls are demolished; Kim Turner presents her first landscape plan; a certified arborist removes the old Silver Maple; the exterior back wall is taken down.
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    Arlington Arts & Crafts: Make Way for the Family Room

    Wednesday
    Feb 8

    30 Minutes

    Tommy and Kevin replace a 100-year-old wooden beam with a new steel beam to provide support for the new addition; local examples of Arts & Crafts style houses; the old oil tank gets drained and removed; digging for the new foundation begins.
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    Arlington Arts & Crafts: Foundation Fundamentals

    Thursday
    Feb 9

    30 Minutes

    The new concrete foundation is poured; Emily, Roger and Kim try to find mature specimen trees for the yard; a precast concrete bulkhead is installed; Mark erects a concrete wall; the old foundation gets waterproofed with a synthetic rubber spray.
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    Arlington Arts & Crafts: A Steely Den

    Friday
    Feb 10

    30 Minutes

    Tommy and Kevin see how the steel beams are fabricated; Kevin finds Tommy supervising erection on the back of the house; the third floor has been demo'ed and Richard starts an HVAC plan for the second floor; the porch is demo'ed.
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    Newburyport: Bed Race

    Saturday
    Feb 11

    30 Minutes

    The homeowners and crew take part in the town's annual bed race before calling it a wrap on the project; touring the finished house.

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