This Old House producer says Trading Spaces work uses “techniques that we probably wouldn’t put our name to.”

This Old House producer dismisses Trading Spaces as “show business.”
After admitting “I haven’t seen very many segments,” the producer of This Old House slams the work he has seen on Trading Spaces. The work looks “pretty quickly done, and with materials and techniques that we probably wouldn’t put our name to,” Russell Morash tells Zap2it.com. “I don’t think anyone’s taking them that seriously. … It’s show business, but it’s not really appropriate construction technology,” he says.
+ also: off-camera at a shoot, Ty Pennington “stripped not just to the waist but several inches below it.”

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