Build It | CNC Built Stool

Posted by in Home Improvement Tips, on February 11, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgxVpWjRYGY

Watch the full episode: https://www.thisoldhouse.com/watch/ask-toh-lawn-care-futuristic-workshop Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva travels to a workshop in San Francisco to build a stool using computer-based tools. Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse Steps:
1. When using computerized equipment, begin by designing the finished piece using a 3D CAD program.
2. A laser printer is often used for etching metal and glass, but it can also be used for making a physical model using plywood.
3. A 3D printer can prototype smaller sections of the design, like where two joints come together and how stock hardware interfaces with the 3D model.
4. A water jet uses a high-pressure stream of water mixed with garnet to cut the aluminum legs and base, including countersinks, mortises, and tenons.
5. A CNC router can mill the wood top using several different cutter heads.
6. The final assembly takes place by hand. Resources:
Tom visited Autodesk at Pier 9 (https://www.autodesk.com/pier-9). The stool he built was based on a design by Matt Hutchinson, a designer at PATH (http://patharc.com/). Follow This Old House and Ask This Old House: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThisOldHouse
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How To Wire A 4 Way Light

Posted by in Home Improvement Tips, on February 10, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlAyov6ShxU

Pledge us on Patreon @ https://www.patreon.com/HouseImprovements Shannon from https://www.house-improvements.com shows you how to wire a 4-way light switch. This is a scenario where you have 3 light switch locations that control a single light fixture (unless you add more to the end).
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Low Cost Closet Solutions

Posted by in Home Improvement Tips, on February 6, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjWUT-UURWk

Watch the full episode: https://www.thisoldhouse.com/watch/ask-toh-rain-chain-vanity-install Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows low cost options to customize a closet. Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse Cost: $20-$100 Skill Level: Beginner Tools List:
Screw driver
Stud finder Shopping List:
Mounting shelf racks
Mounting brackets Steps:
1. Create additional shelving by mounting shelf racks to studs against the wall. The racks should come with mounting brackets designed to hold a shelf.
2. If the studs are located in a less-than-ideal location, there are brackets designed to receive the mounting shelf racks. The brackets can be screwed to structure and the racks can slide in the bracket as necessary.
3. The mounting shelf racks can also hold hook or basket attachments.
4. There are also wire shelves that can be held in with small plastic brackets that connect to the shelf at any location, allowing the brackets to easily be mounted to structure. Resources:
Everything Tom demonstrated, including the wire shelving, wall mounts, and corner brackets, can all be found at home centers.
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How to Choose the Best Paintbrush

Posted by in Home Improvement Tips, on February 5, 2018

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Watch the full episode: https://www.thisoldhouse.com/watch/ask-toh-rain-chain-vanity-install Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique explains the differences between various types of paintrushes. Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse Cost: $2-$20 Skill Level: Beginner Steps:
1. Every paintbrush has a specific purpose that generally fall into the following categories:
2. Brush material – natural hair (or China bristle) brushes are good for oil based paints, synthetic hair brushes are good for water based (latex) paints but also work with just about anything, and foam brushes are good for one-time use touchups.
3. Angle – angled brushes are good for cutting around doors and windows, and flat brushes are good for large, flat surfaces.
4. Size – pick the size brush that most closely fits the size of the surface you’re painting to avoid stroke marks.
5. Quality – even though they are more expensive, pick a high quality paintbrush. It will last long and it won’t leave hairs behind in the paint like low quality brushes do. Resources:
Paintbrushes can be found at home centers and painting supply stores. Expert assistance for this segment was provided by Mauro’s Painting (http://maurospainting.com/). Follow This Old House and Ask This Old House: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThisOldHouse
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