This episode features our regular podcasters, Justin Fink, Rob Yagid, and Brian Pontolilo. Brian wants an update on Rob’s radiator cover project — should he make his own or go with a package? The jury is still out — so more on that in a future episode, with photos. Then on to questions!
Listener Tom has a trim question. He wants to build a new mantel for a fireplace. This fireplace:
To match the other trim in the room, he wants a mantel in cherry, stained dark, with a piece of cove molding on the bottom.
Here’s his idea on how to do the job:
Listener Jack asks about installing a replacement window in a brick opening. This is a solid brick wall, not brick veneer, and it’s not a sash replacement, but rather a full window with no nailing flange. Jack asks, “How does one go about sealing that from the elements? Should I be flashing the actual bricks then sliding the window into the opening, securing it, and then caulking the gap?”
It’s time for our new segment, in which we feature gems published in the past …
Favorites From the FHB Vault: Whole House Design
Brian loves this house: Better Than Average.
Justin’s choice was the winner of the HOUSES Best New Home of 2016: The Architecture of Simplicity.
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