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Default Bob Vila & This old house

bob kater wrote:
Not always, I agree they do too many high-priced projects but they also
tackle more modest homes, it seems like a 50-50 split to me. They're
currently doing a shotgun single in New Orleans, last year they did a
low-rent townhouse in Philly (?) and a reasonable house in Austin and that
two-owner house in Boston, none of those struck me as mansions. My
impression is they do one over-the-top home each season. I agree the ATOH
feature is of particular use to the average homeowner. And regardless of
what the the total cost of the job is, the ideas and skill you can pick up
watching them do the work are always useful.

I love watching Norm Abrams and Tom Silva work- Norm's other show
(presumably why he was not included in ATOH) is a little silly with the
$100k of machinist-quality woodworking tools, but they are both clearly
expert carpenters. I saw enough good and bad carpenters growing up in
the business to know the difference, and I'd hire either of them in a
heartbeat, if I was rich enough to afford them. From all published
reports, they are also nice guys with no ego problems, which is a plus.
Not at all prima donnas like the original host. You never saw Vila with
sweaty armpits.

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