On the work site, a Japanese-designed toilet, sink and faucets are installed in the bathroom and cabinets in the kitchen, and in New York's Central Park, conservators restore panels of hand-painted 19th-century tile that were falling off the underside of Bethesda Terrace.
A brownstone floor-through apartment in New York City's Upper West Side gets a quarter-sawn ash floor and a traditional three-coat plaster wall that will blend with the original ceiling cornice discovered during demolition.
On Cape Cod, Bob looks at mixed-use development that is providing a town center, housing, commercial property, recreational space and a new church. Earth is moved to prepare the sites, along with tie-offs for electrical and phone lines.
In the brownstone, a cornice molding is found intact and the bricks have been removed in the living space to install a flue liner and drafting fireplace. Floor joists are sistered to make a level, solid footing for the subflooring under the wood floor.