Watch Rory Brennan on This Old House install a plaster medallion with Norm Abram

Program #2921
Roxbury Project 5 of 10
Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 1:30pm ET (check local listings)

Despite the bitter cold, landscape contractor Roger Cook works with a group of students from YouthBuild Boston to spread soil and put down sod in the backyard. Meanwhile, fence contractor Mike McLaughlin and his crew install a PVC privacy fence along the perimeter of the yard. Inside, master carpenter Norm Abram and lead carpenter Colin Paterson are adding some period charm to the bay window area by installing custom casings and paneling. The house’s existing plaster ceiling medallions were beyond repair, so Norm brings back Preservation Plasterer Rory Brennan to replicate them on site. Fortunately, the originals were nearly identical to the medallions from the Charlestown project years ago, so Rory mixes up some plaster and pours a new medallion from the Charlestown mold. Afterward, they install a completed casting in the front parlor. At the end of the day, the fence is nearly complete and the sod is finished, thanks to our group of intrepid apprentices

Plaster Repair Talk with Rory Brennan

Rory Brennan, President and Founder of Preservation Plastering and Big Wally’s Adhesives will be speaking and demonstrating Old house plaster repair at the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance-Old house and Barn Expo, this Saturday, March 20 2010.

There will be a one hour talk from 12N until 1 PM and a two hour demonstration/question and answer session from 2 PM until 4 PM.