Podcast Episode 64: Top-Down Shingling, Dormers, Trimwork, and Working Alone
Brian's visit with master carpenter Ben Brunick includes a discussion of preservation carpentry, pool tables, and window sashes.
In this podcast episode, host and editor Justin Fink is joined by editorial director Rob Yagid and design editor Brian Pontolilo. Brian talks about his recent visit with South-Dakota-based master carpenter Ben Brunick. They discuss Ben’s honest, do-it-the-hard-way technique, including how he softens window glazes, but not old paint. Plus, more on Rob’s roof renovation — see below for photos.
The guys also talk about roofing from the top down; working alone; and a range of building materials. Check out all the links below.
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Resources and links mentioned in (or related to) this podcast episode:
- Ben Brunick’s Instagram page.
- -> Brian and Ben at work on Ben’s house.
- -> Brian and Ben visiting the National Music Museum in Vermillion. South Dakota.
- Work Smart With PVC Trim.
- Double Doors are Twice as Tricky.
- Rick Arnold’s Adding Detail with Built-Up Molding.
- Kuiken Brothers.
- Moisture resistant panel options: Medite, Medex, MDO, and MgO.
- Top-Down Shingling:
- -> Shingling From the Top Down.
- -> Upside-Down Roofing.
- Working Alone:
- -> Justin’s post and video on Working as a Solo Carpenter
- -> Replacing a Helper’s Hands.
- -> For Pros By Pros: Working Alone (eBook).
- All FHB podcast show notes: FineHomebuilding.com/podcast.
- Buy a shirt at KeepCraftAlive.org.
Here’s the roofing of the 2016 ProHOME house, following a top-down shingle procedure: