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The Big Build: The Speakeasy DVD

The Big Build: The Speakeasy DVD

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  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: November 24, 2005

Nick and the team fashion a jazz-era watering hole beneath the suburban home of two Chicago police officers.

  • The ultimate hands-on blend of history and engineering.
  • Hosted by contractor and former pro football player Nick Mystrom.
  • Master builder Frank Sullivan transforms a basement room into a ‘20s hideaway.


What does it take to construct a Viking longboat or a stone tower like those that dotted the landscape of Medieval Europe?

THE BIG BUILD looks to the past for challenges and tackles the ultimate “how to” projects. Host and contractor Nick Mystrom enlists experts from some of construction’s most esoteric fields as he puts his hands on history.

Know the password? Then join us as we build a hidden room in a home in the Second City. In the 1920s, speakeasies were places where strong drink and soft voices went together, and our modern version is fashioned by master builder Frank Sullivan in the basement of a suburban Chicago home.

Nick and team have two weeks to create this woodworking masterpiece in time to surprise recipient Joe Smith, who spent 32 years as a Chicago police officer, and his wife Daina, also a Chicago cop--both of whom are Jazz Age aficionados.

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