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  • May 2006 Issue No. 98

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    • 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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  • Kitchen Storage Solutions

    Features
    Old House, New Space
    Reconfiguring the downstairs and adding on upstairs bring a classic American four-square up to date
    Hidden Assets
    We show you the newest kitchen storage solutions that put every inch of cabinet space to work
    Making Something Out of Nothing
    Lessons from the new TOH TV project—a derelict 1879 Italianate row house—in how to re-create lost architectural details
    Father Knows Best
    When you're a first-time homeowner, it doesn't hurt to be the daughter of TOH's general contractor. We bring you along for Tom Silva's best advice
    Departments
    Landscaping
    Choosing great plants for shady spots
    Kitchen Design
    Making over a garage into a warm, open, family kitchen
    Luxuries
    Exterior locksets with style and muscle
    Home Tech
    A media server puts all your entertainment in one small, tidy place
    Salvage
    Vintage shutters can be much more than window dressing
    Green House
    New products and materials that let you build healthier
    Toolbox
    Our roundup of the best sawhorses
    How It Works
    Central vacuum system
    Upkeep
    Patch damaged drywall like a pro
    Homeowner's Handbook
    Installing a pull-out kitchen faucet
    Workshop
    Ask This Old House
    Sod or seed; widening a door opening; protecting floor tile; and more
    Building Skills
    Gluing PVC pipe; sanding-free joint compound technique; and more
    Norm's Notebook
    TOH master carpenter Norm Abram's method for building sawhorses
    Resource Directory
    Find the products and services featured in this issue