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Arlington Arts & Crafts | Make Way for the Family Room

Season 36 Episode 3 | 23m 43s

Tommy and Kevin replace a 100-year-old wooden beam with a new steel beam supporting the new addition. Norm visits local Arts & Crafts style houses with historian Richard Duffy. The old oil tank gets drained and removed by a specialist. Digging for the new foundation begins and the old concrete pieces from the patio and foundation get transported to a recycling center, which Tommy and Kevin tour.

Aired: 10/12/16 | Expires: 09/27/17
Funding for THIS OLD HOUSE is provided by The Home Depot.
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