In This Issue

  • September 2005 Issue No. 91

    • New!
    • 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

      More Editor Bios:
  • Annual Kitchen & Bath Special

    Features
    Cool Baths, Hot Stoves
    Our picks of the newest, latest, and best for kitchen and bath
    The Stowaway Zone
    Lessons in how to pack maximum storage into a small, elegant kitchen
    Inside the Cupboard
    An exclusive look at how top-notch cabinets are made
    To Each His (and Her) Own
    The secret to a happy marriage may be having separate baths
    The Don't-Get-Burned Remodeling Guide
    How to keep your dream kitchen from becoming a nightmare
    High Style in a Low Place
    How a sleek modern showhouse kitchen took inspiration from the past
    The Feel of a Well-Worn Hammer
    Go shopping with Norm Abram for antique tools with years of life left
    The Man With Too Many Plans
    10 lessons in getting the right plan for your house, right from the start
    Log Barn Legacy
    Building a farmstead, piece by salvaged piece
    Departments
    Landscaping
    Get your yard in shape for fall
    House Calls
    An architect's advice for building a period-appropriate garage
    Salvage
    Ways to use vintage cast-iron newel posts
    Toolbox
    Axes, hatchets, and splitting mauls
    Upkeep
    A face-lift for a weathered but worthy front door
    How It Works
    Tankless water heaters
    Green House
    Hybrids that haul: a new class of SUVs
    Homeowner's Handbook
    Seeding a lawn
    Workshop
    Ask This Old House
    When is an asphalt roof shot?; working with stone floor tiles; and more
    Skill Building
    Easy compost bin; split wood (not your foot); and other lessons to take home
    Norm's Notebook
    Diagnosing cupped boards; handy uses for plastic bottles; working solo with crown molding