Shingle Cottage: Show Index

Eighteen episodes focusing on the construction of a shingle-cottage-style house. Highlights include timber-frame construction, shingle roofing and siding, stone-work foundation and fireplace, and old-growth pine, ceramic tile, and stone floors.
(3,375 finished sq. ft.)

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(Originally broadcast October 1997 - March 1998; rebroadcast July 1998-September 1998 & April 1999 - May 1999)


Shingle Cottage Construction: Plans
Dean Johnson and Robin Hartl review the plans for the Shingle Cottage and explore solutions to siting and excavation issues. The foundation walls are poured. (Part 1 of 18).

Shingle Cottage Construction: Framing
Dean Johnson and Robin Hartl combine traditional and state-of-the-art materials for the framing of the Shingle Cottage. Engineered lumber foundation cap, wall systems, and floor trusses are paired with timber-frame trusses and beams salvaged from a distillery. (Part 2 of 18).

Shingle Cottage Construction: Dry-In and Rough-Ins
The cottage windows are installed; radiant heating, plumbing and electrical systems are roughed-in; and work begins on the veneer plaster walls. Installation on a unique stained-glass ceiling, backlit by both a skylight and recessed lights, is begun in the dining room. (Part 3 of 18).

Shingle Cottage Construction: Roofing and Siding
Dean Johnson and Robin Hartl show how shingle panel siding speeds up the application of shingle siding while the roofing installation plugs along one shingle at a time. Stone work progresses on the foundation and fireplace. (Part 4 of 18).

Shingle Cottage Construction: Interior Finishing
Dean Johnson and Robin Hartl explain the heating, cooling and ventilation system. Cabinets are installed in the kitchen, master bathroom, bedroom, office and laundry room. Antique, old-growth pine, ceramic tile, and stone floors are laid throughout the cottage. (Part 5 of 18).

Shingle Cottage Construction: Wrap-Up
Countertops, appliances and fixtures are installed in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry room. Dean Johnson and Robin Hartl install closet organizers, bathroom accessories, light fixtures and hardware. (Part 6 of 18)

Shingle Cottage Features: Finish Carpentry
Dean Johnson and Robin Hartl show how finish carpentry adds character to a house. Featured are arches and columns in the great room, staircase and railings, beadboard wainscoting, window seats, shelves, and cabinetry for a home office and a home theater. (Part 7 of 18)

Shingle Cottage Features: Ceramic Tile and Stone
Dean Johnson and Robin Hartl visit a tile show room. They explain how to install stone and ceramic tile floors, as well as a tile wainscot, tub surround, and shower stall. Dean and Robin provide tips on tile design. (Part 8 of 18)

Shingle Cottage Features: Garage
Dean Johnson and Robin Hartl explore ways to make the garage more useful with inexpensive wall paneling and trim, surface-mounted ceiling panels, a pull-down stairway to access truss storage, and unique wall storage products. (Part 9 of 18)

Shingle Cottage Features: Electronics Rough-In
Dean Johnson and Robin Hartl run wire for all the electronics systems which include home theater, phone, security, audio/video, lighting, and climate control. They also install the cabinetry for the home theater system that will be set up in the next program. (Part 10 of 18)

Shingle Cottage Features: Installing Electronics
Dean Johnson and Robin Hartl install a home theater system. They install and program control pads for the audio-video distribution and security systems. (Part 11 of 18)

Shingle Cottage Landscape: Planning
Dean Johnson and Robin visit a greenhouse and develop a landscape plan for the Shingle Cottage. The brick paver driveway is installed. (Part 12 of 18)

Shingle Cottage Landscape: Hardscape
Dean Johnson and Robin Hartl prepare the planting beds and plant perennials. They oversee the installation of stone retaining walls, stamped concrete patios, and the drip irrigation system. (Part 13 of 18)

Shingle Cottage Landscape: Planting
Dean Johnson and Robin Hartl finish planting the perennial beds, lay sod, and plant a prairie garden (Part 14 of 18)

Shingle Cottage: Workshop
Dean Johnson and Robin Hartl put together a new basement workshop, combining a clean hobby environment with efficient tool and material storage.(Part 15 of 18)

Shingle Cottage: Lower Level Beginning Stages
Dean Johnson and Robin Hartl begin work on the lower level of the Shingle Cottage. They show unique treatments for the guest room, rec room, and home theater. (Part 16 of 18)

Shingle Cottage: Lower Level Finishing Touches
Dean Johnson and Robin Hartl finish work on the lower level highlighting cabinetry, flooring, and home theater. (Part 17 of 18)

Shingle Cottage: Decorating
Dean Johnson and Robin Hartl explore how to maintain continuity in material and color choices in a whole-house decorating project. Overview of paint, wallcovering, and carpet installation. (Part 18 of 18)

Shingle Cottage: Floor Plan

 

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