Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Foamcore House!

  • Published on Apr 21, 2016
  • Find a bonus clip from this week's build here:
    Today's One Day Build is a homecoming for Adam, in a few ways. Using only one type of material and one cutting tool, Adam builds an architectural scale model of the house he grew up in. It's a walk down memory lane, and a return to modelmaking basics!
    Shot and edited by Joey Fameli
    Music by Jinglepunks
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Comments • 4 468

    JULIAN ORTIZ 21 hour ago

    That was great!

  • Thomas Hocum
    Thomas Hocum 3 days ago

    Adam's builds have gotten me starting to try to make things, crafting basically. I dont have anywhere near the space or tools he has but doing these little projects helps with my ptsd and other disabilities, so thanks Adam for making it look like anyone can do this stuff. It has really helped me. Keep being entertaining and doing the awesome stuff you do, thanks again for the inspiration.

  • t34 fan
    t34 fan 5 days ago

    Thank you, a great tutorial, and you make it fun ,

  • marc  butts
    marc butts 7 days ago

    Well only use an exacto STRAIGHT TO THE TABLE SAW lol

  • Randy's Rock and Roll Railroad Mccarter

    Hi Adam, did you finish this house out with any more details? So for the late view lol

  • JoeyWalsh
    JoeyWalsh 8 days ago

    The basic hot glue gun is only going to be too hot if you touch the tip to the foam. If you don’t, it won’t burn.

  • Matt Nes'heim
    Matt Nes'heim 9 days ago

    Thats a pretty big house. But Adam, you forgot the gold faucets and toilets...

  • Steve the fire wizard 420

    They put the blades in soda cans what if someone try’s to drink it 🤔

  • StraitD2
    StraitD2 17 days ago

    1-2-3 blocks! Thank you! I've been trying to find these everywhere but didn't know what they were called.

  • Eric Talbert
    Eric Talbert 17 days ago

    Just out od curiosity what ia the hieght of the walls on a 1/24 scale model like that

  • Apollo Roma
    Apollo Roma 18 days ago


  • Nevah Evah
    Nevah Evah 19 days ago

    You are great!!!!

  • Kaelin Blake
    Kaelin Blake 19 days ago

    How much for one of those but with a garage for my model cars???

  • billy jennings
    billy jennings 21 day ago

    I was totally going to comment on your HUGE childhood home, but I'll save it because of your very reasonable explanation. Thank you for the excellent video Adam.

    THE HANDCRAFTER 23 days ago

    really nice .👽 what is the name of the board?

  • jandacarey
    jandacarey 23 days ago

    Wow. The shrinking middle class is just amazing.

  • Michael Tran
    Michael Tran 25 days ago

    Are those windows in ur basement? (Not trying to be mean, just curious)

  • Michael Tran
    Michael Tran 25 days ago

    4:10 so like tracing paper

  • dimmuborgir6nik6
    dimmuborgir6nik6 27 days ago

    I didn't know you're from Tarrytown! Greetings from Nyack

  • Tiindraah
    Tiindraah 28 days ago

    i need the floorplans for personal sims use

  • Nanuq 83
    Nanuq 83 28 days ago

    He knew we were all stupified by the size of his basement!
    If he built my childhood home it would have been a one hour build. And if he were to build where I live today, he could take the scrap from his home and be done in 5 minutes. Hey, at least I have a roof over my head! I'm thankful for that :)
    For those who think I'm joking about my home now - I live in a 300 sqft studio apartment!

  • U N S
    U N S 29 days ago

    Maybe it's because it doesn't have details or even a roof, but I don't understand this house.... like why don't the floors align to eachother? Looks kinda ridiculous to me. Nice work nonetheless!

  • Luis Gonzalez
    Luis Gonzalez 29 days ago

    This is what happens when you give Adam some adderal

  • Cody Armstrong
    Cody Armstrong 29 days ago

    fucking house is massive

  • woof359
    woof359 Month ago

    I would like to see a photo of the house, Looked like it had a lot of room for us people that like to keep out toys out of display (-:

  • Yanna.J. Oscar
    Yanna.J. Oscar Month ago

    I have a question:
    What materials can help me build a model in amorphous, fluid or rounded forms?🤔

  • Adam Miles
    Adam Miles Month ago

    That's bad ass

  • Joel Hippolyte
    Joel Hippolyte Month ago

    so cool

  • E Gunther
    E Gunther Month ago

    I am enjoying this video...why you people whine so happy with the project, he is enthusiastic!

  • Sacha Lee
    Sacha Lee Month ago

    4.7 mill ppl watched a ageing richie rich build his childhood replica mansion out of polysterene lol. what next 10 mill views when he gets his action figures out.

  • Dylon Desbiens
    Dylon Desbiens Month ago +4

    its weird how its In a way negative to have wealthy parents - Coming from a middle classer

  • Naomi Toljagic
    Naomi Toljagic Month ago

    Your craftsmanship is needed in my projects.

  • Sacha Lee
    Sacha Lee Month ago

    wow the guy may well stick his finger up to people who lived in smaller house. nice workshop too, got enough toys and gadgets in your shop? this dude should be dropped in wilderness, see how long he lasts in a real survival situation, not long due to his molly coddled existence.

  • newlogic
    newlogic Month ago

    it's hilarious how he addresses the huge house thing. like 1 minute before said it i was like "wtf, this guy's childhood home was a mansion."

  • Nethvan Doevar
    Nethvan Doevar Month ago


  • Nur
    Nur Month ago +1

    Is he an architect?

  • IB_Stephanie
    IB_Stephanie Month ago

    Did he say childhood home?..........

  • Collection THX1138
    Collection THX1138 Month ago

    @ 2:35 he doesn't use a straight edge to cut. that's a steady hand.

  • army sugarfree
    army sugarfree Month ago

    Adam.... This was amazing! You are amazing!👍🏻

  • rakib hassan
    rakib hassan Month ago


  • hugo zamarripa
    hugo zamarripa Month ago

    Mr. Rich Kid

  • don dupit
    don dupit Month ago

    Beautiful! I did something like this of our home out of LEGOs

  • Montoya Brown
    Montoya Brown Month ago

    Hello! Adam, I am trying to make a Auto body shop for me and my son's hot wheels. Could you let me know what the hight of the walls for a 1/64 scale building would be

  • isabel lemus
    isabel lemus 2 months ago

    Im student from architecture and i love it, but when i see the zoom of the camera but the way that its cut and glued i´m getting crazy xD

  • Sheryll Questa
    Sheryll Questa 2 months ago

    This is amazing! I actually did a video making a creepy castle for my son's train table. We are beginners, but it was fun. Your build is awesome!

  • Julian Wogman
    Julian Wogman 2 months ago

    Why didn't you just glue the plan to the foam-board rather than transferring ?

  • AVE
    AVE 2 months ago

    I found that clap at 6:58 deeply satisfying
    Great video

  • Karalyneee
    Karalyneee 2 months ago

    When the basement is bigger than your whole house

  • john miller
    john miller 2 months ago

    Very cool thank you for clarifying that the end because that’s exactly what I was thinking

  • ellieysama
    ellieysama 2 months ago

    Maybe so but still a fucking palace compare to what most went through lol....

  • Don Mega
    Don Mega 2 months ago +2

    that's not a house. that's an apartment building! would provide housing for 10 homeless people!
    13:00 and that's a history lesson for you kids there. back in 70's this was middle-class living. that's how bad the economy of USA is today. massive 40% unemployment too if you don't count things the way they rigged unemployment statistics to show it only as 5%, but by simply counting those adults who are capable of working but no jobs them, which is the way it should be counted. look for job participation rate to get the real numbers.

  • Steven Acton
    Steven Acton 2 months ago

    i have the T shirt which disagrees with the title

  • U-20
    U-20 2 months ago

    It's the Mythbusters Man!

  • Church Boy Media
    Church Boy Media 2 months ago

    That was pretty cool! One day I will attempt a home. Always admired them

  • Toon Geukens
    Toon Geukens 2 months ago

    so basic

  • Eric Martinez
    Eric Martinez 2 months ago

    You will be great for building in Minecraft😂👍👌

  • Eric Martinez
    Eric Martinez 2 months ago

    I like the blueprints 👌👍

  • Chris James
    Chris James 2 months ago

    Awesome project :)

  • Guillaumw Lazure
    Guillaumw Lazure 2 months ago

    Get the black foamcore way nicer. The mate paper on top give you a smoother look. Not hard reflection. It hides your mistakes way better

  • Steve Hardie
    Steve Hardie 2 months ago

    I would normally spray mount the blue prints to the foamcore to avoid all of that tracing. I f you then want it pure white, you can use a repositional spraymount and peel of plans after cutting.

  • Genma Saotome
    Genma Saotome 2 months ago

    How did you use hot glue gun without is being such a mess and adds a bit of gap between pieces? I end up just using Elmer's boardmate glue..

  • Genma Saotome
    Genma Saotome 2 months ago

    12:20 Intense reshuffling of music files?

  • SweetSorrow
    SweetSorrow 2 months ago

    Wow that's amazing. I'd love to do something like this. Of course I'd go a step further and paint it and everything.

  • KnowN Productions
    KnowN Productions 2 months ago

    1970s yeah people were throwing out Hammond B3s.

  • David H
    David H 2 months ago

    Yeah.. I lived in a 500 square ft place. A shoe box will work

  • vasily202
    vasily202 2 months ago

    Really? Only one year's worth of salary? I would have a castle then.

  • Justin Rosenberg
    Justin Rosenberg 2 months ago

    My mom knew this guy growing up. Her sister was friends with his sister and she would sometimes go to his house. She tells me he was crazy and was always getting in trouble for the things he did but he was pretty smart and was good at building things.

  • Mark Bennett
    Mark Bennett 2 months ago

    Boring and pointless

  • - Jesus
    - Jesus 2 months ago

    Wait so why did your parents buy that house but you cant fit in it wtf it's so small

  • Toy Car Case
    Toy Car Case 2 months ago

    Love this material! And #11 is the best! I love to re-live my childhood too - I do it with diecast cars and plastic model kits! ! This is a great idea! Fun Video! I might have to try to build a garage for all my cars! So you going to make furniture for the next video! LOVE THIS ONE, THANKS! Rock On the #11 Foam-core King!

  • Luper ionic
    Luper ionic 2 months ago

    "Foam-core" is a rabies based metal genre

  • The Bandit
    The Bandit 2 months ago

    Fancy a can of coke?

  • Jasmine Purba
    Jasmine Purba 2 months ago

    what type of paint do we use

  • Nazavi Haque
    Nazavi Haque 2 months ago

    this is stiff board 5mm ...

  • Vivvy
    Vivvy 2 months ago

    Bruh you lived in a big house ...

  • matthew saffran
    matthew saffran 2 months ago

    This bored the fuck out of me

  • jørdyn grøve
    jørdyn grøve 2 months ago

    the camera man needs to improve his skills

  • Luis Cortes
    Luis Cortes 2 months ago

    As an architecture student, when I saw his pencil I was like “Hells yeah! Blackwing!”

  • TheLivingApocalypse
    TheLivingApocalypse 2 months ago

    This is giving me ptsd of graphic design foundation classes

  • Summer Lagrou
    Summer Lagrou 2 months ago

    He had a big house Jesus Christ

  • james green
    james green 2 months ago

    You and Jamie are the reason I majored in engineering... thank you so much for my childhood. Can't believe it took me so long to find you on TheXvid thanks to 3am vsauce videos!

  • Donovan Williams
    Donovan Williams 2 months ago

    I like that he addressed what I was thinking about the size of that home haha yo rich kid check out your big home!

  • Francisco Lopez
    Francisco Lopez 2 months ago

    Although this is an amazing work, with Bosa wood it would have been and looked even more awesome. But of course that would have taken you maybe a week or more.

  • Amanda Cartier
    Amanda Cartier 2 months ago

    i'd love to do something like this. no distractions, just some foam board and some blue prints. honestly sounds like fun.

  • Megan Is Awesome
    Megan Is Awesome 2 months ago

    I like how he just has plans of his childhood home 😂

  • James Kelly
    James Kelly 2 months ago +1

    The Bob Ross's building and crafting cousin

  • Pragya Gupta
    Pragya Gupta 2 months ago

    Nice work Mr adam

  • Rz Gomez
    Rz Gomez 2 months ago

    House for ants? It should be at least 3 times that size.

  • abhishek singh
    abhishek singh 2 months ago

    such a great job....fabulous

  • Andrea
    Andrea 2 months ago

    i want my own shop...

  • Andrea
    Andrea 2 months ago

    what a big house...i grew up in an 100 squaremeter apartement with two sisters and my first 15 years i shared a room with my sister i now hate

  • mmtcar
    mmtcar 2 months ago

    Some really creative solutions, but that's a really awful model. My eyes as an architect are bleeding.

  • Fred Jaminson
    Fred Jaminson 2 months ago

    Is this the same jerk off that thinks we went to the moon? and 911 was caused by airplanes hitting a building.. he has no credibility. he is a dink wink.

  • Douglas Herr
    Douglas Herr 2 months ago +1

    I am designing my own house, and this is a great ideal for building a model to see how it all fits together.
    Thank you!

  • Jonathan Grimes
    Jonathan Grimes 2 months ago

    Why does the levels do not line up??? 🤔

  • shangshanger zheng
    shangshanger zheng 2 months ago

    i think you maybe can use the cope paper which we had in china instead of uses the pencil to transfer the print. the cope paper are useful

  • ja b'aaron kowalski
    ja b'aaron kowalski 2 months ago

    i can do that with just a converse shoe box and some paper

  • Quin Forchion
    Quin Forchion 2 months ago

    Adams child hood memory’s

  • JiNeTiK
    JiNeTiK 2 months ago

    7:55 Foamcore is a primary material we work with for mounting posters. I prefer Ultramount, cuts better then Ultraboard or Gatorboard.

  • Shizzie Bizz
    Shizzie Bizz 2 months ago

    I love American style homes