In This Issue

  • July/
    August
    2005 Issue No. 90

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    • Tell Us Your Story
      Here's your chance to be featured in the pages of THis Old House magazine — and earn $250
    • Editor Spotlight
      Scott Omelianuk
      Scott Omelianuk, Editor of This Old House magazine, began his long relationship with home improvement at age 15, when he started working after school as a carpenter's gopher. After years of jobsite toil and practical jokes—including being s

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  • A Doghouse Like Your House
    Build It. Buy It.

    Features
    A Doghouse Like Your House
    Five classics of American architecture, made-to-measure for man's best friend
    Seeworthy
    How dedicated homeowners, a preservationist, and a talented local carpenter rebuilt a treasured island beach house — one plank at a time
    Cooking Up a Classic
    When it came time to bring their 19th-century farmhouse kitchen into the 21st century, a Pennsylvania couple found a recipe in This Old House
    Build It and They Will Swim
    A pool is one of summer's greatest pleasures. But getting from fantasy to backyard reality takes some hard work
    When You Want Something Done Right, Do It Yourself
    They did their own plumbing, built their own cabinets, even made a kitchen sink! No project was too daunting for a couple of guys restoring their 1911 bungalow
    Departments
    Kitchen Design
    A kitchen with an eclectic, added-onto-over-time look
    Luxuries
    For gourmet grillers, charcoal is hot
    House Calls
    An architect's advice on screened-porch design
    Salvage
    Vintage American tiles can bring a colorful new dimension to your walls
    Toolbox
    Jigsaws
    Upkeep
    How to replace and refinish a section of wood flooring, invisibly
    Green House
    How ACs and fridges with the Energy Star label put the green in your pocket
    Home Tech
    To get a Wi-Fi signal through a foot of brick, you need our advice
    Homeowner's Handbook
    Installing drip irrigation
    Workshop
    Ask This Old House
    Bouncy joists; pond safety; tiling a basement floor; and more
    Skill Building
    Doghouse basics; replacing screens; and other lessons to take home
    Norm's Notebook
    Keeping paint fresh; removing sticky screws; new life for old plastic