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  • April 2006 Issue No. 97

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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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  • Create Your Ideal Backyard

    Features
    [ITALIC "TOH"] TV Takes the Chill Off Modern
    The TV Project showcases all the ways to make a minimalist house into a warm and inviting home
    Desk Set
    Whether it's a simple workstation off the kitchen or a full-blown study with custom cabinets, here's how to design a flexible, functional home office
    Backyard From Scratch
    Expert advice on transforming a ho-hum lawn into a lush outdoor living space you'll really use and enjoy
    Transformations
    Two determined homeowners plus 780 weekends equals one masterful renovation of a rural 1800s home
    Departments
    Kitchen Design
    Down-to-earth design and smart function in a kitchen pro's own remodel
    Bath Design
    A bath with cozy old-house quirks and modern efficiency for a busy couple
    House Calls
    Designning a kid-friendly kitchen
    Luxuries
    We've rounded up a walkway's worth of handsome, rugged pavers
    Green House
    Rain barrels conserve water and nourish your garden
    Salvage
    Old metal fence sections
    Toolbox
    Our guide to choosing hammers
    Upkeep
    Strip paint from metal hardware
    Homeowner's Handbook
    Installing a beadboard porch ceiling
    Save This Old House
    A well-bred but abused Alabama Federal-style house seeks a comeback
    Workshop
    Ask This Old House
    Fixing a loose stair railing; finding parts for older toilets; and more Q&A
    Building Skills
    TLC for old locksets; cutting pavers; and other tips
    Norm's Notebook
    TOH master carpenter Norm Abram's advice on hammer technique
    Resource Directory
    Find the products and services featured in this issue