The crew returns to Newton, MA, to help a homeowner who inherited her childhood home and wants it to accommodate her children and in-laws. Three winning apprentices will spend 10 weeks working with the team to continue developing their skills.
Tom finishes the forms for the new foundation and pours the concrete with a new intern. Roger and his apprentice save roses and lilacs from being trampled by construction, and mold is found in the basement.
Tom's crew and intern install a beam to support a new opening to the kitchen. The homeowners start making decisions for the finishes with their interior designer. Three apprentices arrive and their first job is to tackle the front porch.
Kevin and Tom build a new subfloor while Richard, the homeowners and designer hunt for an old claw foot tub. Then, Tom shows the apprentices how to check the front porch level and how to build a hip roof.
The apprentices learn the basics of framing a deck while the chimney gets demolished. The homeowners work with their interior designer to create a custom pattern for their tile floor, and the flue for the wood burning stove gets installed.
It's a big day for the apprentices as they learn how to frame a wall in the main bedroom, build a drain stack for the main bath and lay decking on the front porch. Meanwhile, the homeowners visit their kitchen cabinet designer.
Flooring from the dining room is used to make a barn door, and Roger teaches a horticulture class in the field. Then, Tommy and Charlie break through the basement foundation wall to find uninsulated crawlspace.
While the apprentices get a lesson in roofing, Kevin visits Rhode Island to watch how an elaborate Chippendale railing is put together. A new slab of concrete goes in the basement for moisture prevention, and Richard shows how ductwork is put together.
Tommy builds a shower seat made of foam, and Richard connects steel piping. Then, Tommy shows how to install replacement windows and teaches Kevin and Joe how he makes a jig for the exterior shingled flair detail.
Granite goes down for the wood stove, and Nathan installs the porch ceiling. Then, Richard reviews the placement of components at a mechanical wall, and Mauro Henrique shows how to repair holes in old plaster.
Tommy trims the rough interior columns, and homeowner Liz makes a stained glass window. Then, Kevin tours a flooring factory in Pennsylvania, and Norm shows Kevin a few new tricks he learned for installing stair treads.
Norm installs an old door in the hallway while Roger watches a stone wall being installed in pre-made sections. Kevin visits a career day for the trades, and Tommy re-installs a corner cabinet in the dining room.