DECONSTRUCTION


Sometimes, to really understand what you’re building, you need to take it apart. That's the idea behind DIY Network's Deconstruction, a show dedicated to exploring the science behind home improvement. Join licensed contractor Matt Blashaw as he dissects the questions every do-it-yourselfer wants answered sooner or later.

How does pressurized wood get pressure-treated? How strong is tempered glass and how is it made? Is home insulation really fire retardant?

With field trips to research labs and testing facilities and by doing some fun testing of our own, Deconstruction has a unique mission: to let our experts help turn you into an expert too.

Deconstruction explores the science behind home improvement. By conducting wild experiments, making lots of noise and engaging in some serious pyrotechnics, host and handyman Matt Blashaw dissects the who, what, where, how and why of the do-it-yourself world.

 

ROOF TRUSS STRESS TESTS

Matt Blashaw uses a monster truck to test the performance of roof trusses.

ROOF SHINGLES DEFINED

At the Owens Corning factory, we learn what goes into making roof shingles.

 

ENGINEERED WOOD STRENGTH TESTS

We visit a testing facility where engineered wood is put through its paces.

PLUMBING DIY

Contractor Matt Blashaw learns just what goes into engineering a toilet.

 

GRANITE VS ITHER COUNTERTOPS

Granite countertops are tough. But can they withstand a bowling ball?

 

DRYWALL WALLBOARDS

We learn what makes drywall dry and how it helps protect the environment.

WELDING DEFINED

Contractor Matt Blashaw explores the world of welding.

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