The Ask This Old House crew pulled into Middle Tennessee last fall to help homeowners with three projects, including a Sylvan Park couple who wanted to transform their side door into a Dutch door. General contractor Tom Silva helped homeowner Elayne complete the project. “It’s really a half-hour job,” Silva quipped, noting that in TV time that meant a long day of shooting. This segment premieres in NPT’s viewing area on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. on NPT2 during the second half hour of This Old House Hour (Episode #1612) and as a standalone Ask This Old House on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 5 p.m. on NPT.
Additional airtimes for the This Old House Hour are:
- Friday, Jan. 26, 3 a.m. on NPT2
- Saturday, Jan. 27, 4 a.m. on NPT
- Saturday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m. on NPT2
- Thursday, Feb. 1, 5 p.m. on NPT
Elayne Crain, a natural on camera, gamely took part in the process, at one point helping to brace the door on sawhorses. “I’m gonna show off my nails because I just painted them,” she said. Her bungalow was built in 1918 and has already seen several home-improvement projects, a few involving their two young sons, the couple said. (The children weren’t present on the day of the shoot, but their playhouse was a source of mirth for the ATOH crew and visiting NPT staffers.)
While in the Nashville area, the ATOH team filmed additional segments (airdates to be announced) about a plumbing issue and used landscaping to address a privacy concern.
ATOH’s plumber Richard Trethewey and producers Heath Racela and Sarah Chasse. also and attended an invitation-only fundraising event hosted by NPT supporters Steve Sirls and Allen DeCuyper at their historic home with proceeds benefiting Nashville Public Television’s educational, cultural and civic programming.