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“And that is my grandpa’s house:” Grandkids host a video tour of the Essential Craftsman spec house

Essential Craftsman’s Spec House is something I’ve been following for — what? — two years now. The videos are always enhanced by a cameo of Scott Wadsworth’s grandchildren. This video I’ve cued to the grandkids’ tour of the house. If you want a more extensive and more recent tour from Wadsworth’s son Nate just click the front of the video to reload and enjoy the orientation and the details. Plus more cameos from the Wadsworth kids.

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  • Grandma Karen October 18, 2020, 2:12 PM

    Accident waiting to happen. Got the heebie jeebies just watching it.

  • Kevin in PA October 18, 2020, 3:57 PM

    Very good reporting.
    Cute kid. I am glad the stairs “worked out okay”.

  • Vanderleun October 18, 2020, 4:23 PM

    Those stairs were, in another episode, a very complicated bit of carpentry that his grandfather worried about and sort of, finally, had to “cuss into place.” (Although Wadsworth is never heard to utter a single four letter word.)

  • PubliusII October 19, 2020, 2:26 PM

    I’m so glad you posted this! I’ve enjoyed SW’s videos for a year now, and dived into the earlier ones as well. His Spec House series are a great intro to how houses are laid out and built — frankly anyone with a bit craftsmanship will get a kick out of his channel.

    Even if you’re not a “toolie,” you’ll enjoy his delivery and equipment reviews. It’s hard to describe — they’re “honest” in every meaning of the word — watch a couple and see for yourself.

  • EX-Californian Pete October 20, 2020, 1:24 PM

    GREAT video.

    I loved being a Licensed General Contractor for decades in CA., DESPITE all the overbearing codes, laws, operating costs, labor burdens, the CSLB, and other crap to deal with.
    One of life’s most satisfying moments in life is going through all the “before, during, and after completion” photos and seeing something built with sweat and pride that will probably outlast me by a hundred years.