How to Install a Hidden Door/Bookshelf | Ask This Old House



Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva is in Salem, MA, to help install a bookshelf that doubles as a door. (See below for a shopping list, tools, and steps.)

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Shopping List for How to Install a Hidden Door/Bookshelf:
– Scrap piece of 1×4 poplar wood [https://amzn.to/2Fpkded]
– Murphy door [https://amzn.to/2Xs1B7s] from kit
– Shims [https://amzn.to/2J3KIqD]
– Finishing nails [https://amzn.to/2IWY8EK]

Tools for How to Install a Hidden Door/Bookshelf:
– Hammer [https://amzn.to/2Fp3xU6]
– Nailset [https://amzn.to/2Fp0NWX]
– Pry bar [https://amzn.to/2WZul84]
– Levels: 1or 2-foot and 6-foot [https://amzn.to/2Rv9Zhd]
– Scribes [https://amzn.to/2Rtv63g]
– Circular saw [https://amzn.to/2WRVh4Y]
– Wood glue [https://amzn.to/2Y4uR1g]
– Drill/driver [https://amzn.to/2JcVevV]
– Utility knife [https://amzn.to/2XpBMVx]

Steps for How to Install a Hidden Door/Bookshelf:
1. Remove current door from its hinges by popping up the pins with a hammer and nailset.
2. Remove the old jamb and casing with a pry bar.
3. To level the jamb, place a piece of poplar on the floor and make it level. Set your scribes the overall width of the filler and drag the scribes along the piece of poplar.
4. After marking the poplar, cut it with the circular saw, following the scribe line you traced.
5. Using wood glue, glue the poplar filler piece to the underside of the doorjamb to fill the gap.
6. Repeat the same steps to fill the back side of the jamb.
7. Move the jamb from the door kit into place. Using a 6-foot level, check that it’s plumb; if it needs adjusting, place shims between the jamb and the wall studs until the jamb is plumb. Drill through the jamb and shims, and secure with screws.
8. Using a utility knife and a hammer, remove the excess shims on either side.
9. Lift up the bookshelf and place in the pre-fashioned pivot-point pinholes on the top and bottom of the jamb.
10. Glue trim to the jamb and secure with finishing nails.

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Window Restoration from Start to Finish | This Old House



This Old House takes on restoring the old windows at the Belmont Victorian house. We show you the entire process from start to finish.

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Tom Silva and window restorer Dave Greenwood discuss the pros and cons of restoring old windows vs. buying new ones. Dave explains the restoration process and work begins to remove the windows. Then Dave Greenwood shows Norm Abram how he’s repairing the window pulley systems throughout the house. Norm pays a visit to the shop where the original windows are undergoing restoration. And finally, after Tom installs a new storm window, the original refurbished windows are installed.

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How to Frame a Wall | This Old House



It’s Framing 101 with Norm Abram teaching the apprentices.

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Kevin O’Connor arrives at the house and takes a walk through the new addition. Upstairs he finds the apprentices, Bailey, Austin and Nathan learning how to frame an interior wall in the master bedroom suite with Norm Abram. They measure for the top and bottom plates. Then they cut and nail in the studs to the plates. Finally, they stand up the wall and tack it in place.

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How to Frame a Deck | This Old House



Tom Silva and Norm Abram teach the apprentices how to frame a new deck

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Tom Silva and the new apprentices framing for a new deck. They set the posts into the concrete footings and then measure for the beams and joists. Then Norm Abram shows how to attach the deck flooring.

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This Old House | Rough Plumbing (S39 E22) FULL EPISODE



Richard works on rough plumbing at the Elliotborough house while Kevin, Judith, and Julia meet a kitchen designer. The rotting porch gets assessed. A new old floor goes down at the single house. Tommy and Mark snake wires through a brick wall.

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Kevin is at the back of the second Charleston project house in the Elliotborough neighborhood, looking at the framing progress. Then he finds Richard inside by the front entrance.

Today the plumber, Mike Dolinger, and Richard work on solving the problem of plumbing a 19th-century building.

It’s design time for Judith and Julia as they figure out how their kitchen should look. Kevin finds them in a Charleston kitchen center starting the process with design consultant Niki Komorek.

The two-story porch at the front of the house has seen better days. General contractor Lindsey Nevin and his team tackle the structure to see what is still good and what needs to be replaced.

On the second floor of the old kitchen in the Single House project, Kevin finds carpenter Ismael Medina restoring and laying the original heart pine flooring.

Charleston is a city of beautiful iron gates, and the owners of the Single House want to upgrade theirs. Tommy visits the American College of the Building Arts where the ironwork class is involved in creating a gate for the project.

Newly exposed brick walls bring challenges for electricity. Tommy catches up with builder Mark to determine how he’ll snake wires when there’s nowhere to hide them.

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Cabinet door samples
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KraftMaid Cabinetry Inc.
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Counter samples
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CaesarStone
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Flooring Contractor – Single House
Category: Contractors & Services, Flooring
Contractor
Ismael Medina
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General Contractor – Elliotborough House
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Contractor
Flyway Construction
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General Contractor – Single House
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Renew Urban
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Iron gate design
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American College of the Building Arts
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Kitchen design
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Charleston Cabinet Installers
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Plumbing Contractor
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Contractor
H2O Pro
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How to Build a Treehouse | This Old House



Kevin O’Connor begins a labor of love at the Belmont Victorian: a tree house for the kids.

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Kevin O’Connor begins building a tree house for the kids at the Belmont Victorian. Norm Abram builds a ladder, Tom Silva lays decking, and Kevin installs balusters. After a big team effort, the tree house is complete and ready for the kids to enjoy.

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This Old House | A House for the Next Generation (S39 E1) | FULL EPISODE



A homeowner inherits her childhood home but wants to accommodate their children and in-laws. Mike Rowe visits to discuss the need for a new generation of skilled tradespeople.

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How to Install a Brand New Kitchen | This Old House



Kevin O’Connor helps Tom Silva install the Belmont kitchen cabinets. The kitchen counters are installed.

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Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor install the Belmont kitchen cabinets. Norm Abram finds kitchen designer Linda Cloutier overseeing the kitchen countertop installation, and discovers her unique idea for the kitchen sink.

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