All the old plaster and wood lath have been removed from the Kuppersmith Project house, exposing some construction techniques that may have been common in 1926 but are no longer practiced today.

For example, the top of the floor joists in the bathroom were hewed to a triangular point with an axe, and the space between the joists was filled with concrete to act as the subfloor under the tile flooring. Today, a tile subfloor would consist of a plywood subfloor topped by cement backer board.

The Kuppersmith carpenters also literally left their mark behind in the walls when they drew details of their building plans in pencil on the studs, a practice that’s still used by carpenters today.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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