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  • March 2006 Issue No. 96

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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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  • Transform Your House with Details

    Features
    Details Make the Difference
    Arched windows, wainscoting, and cleverly designed built-ins add up to timeless character

    21 Ways to Save
    We canvassed dozens of industry pros to catalog ways you can wrestle your renovation costs back down to earth

    Stone Faced
    Rock veneer adds natural texture to walls, foundations, and chimneys. See how it was installed at the TOH TV project house

    Mining the Past
    It took three years, dogged determination, and creative use of reclaimed materials to transform a pair of rusty coal sheds into a historically sensitive homestead

    Departments
    Bath Design
    Splitting functions in a master bath lets the whole family use the luxury tub

    Luxuries
    High-style house numbers

    Salvage
    Vintage wood doors

    Landscaping
    Expert guidance on pruning shrubs and trees

    Home Techn
    Net-connected surveillance cameras let you keep an eye on the home front

    Green
    A green-design consultant cna help make your remodel easier on the earth

    Toolbox
    Our guide to choosing a chain saw

    How It Works
    Water-saving toilets that really do their business-in one flush

    Homeowner's Handbook
    Installing bifold closet doors

    Save This Old House
    An 1845 Federal in Lawrencebur, Indiana, is free if you pay to move it

    Ask This Old House
    Fixing a leaning retaining wall; artist's studio ventilation; and more Q&A

    Building Skills
    Sharpening pruning shears; clearing toilet clogs; and other tips

    Norm's Notebook
    TOH master carpenter Norm Abram's techniques for using chain saws safely

    Directory
    Find the products and services featured in this issue