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  • June 2006 Issue No. 99

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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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  • Backyard Design Guide

    Features
    Inside the Outdoor Kitchen
    Whether simple or sumptuous, outdoor kitchens are hot. Here's our practical advice for building your own
    See Spot Shower
    We found these unique, convenient built-ins that make home life happier for pets and their humans
    Stone, Step by Step
    Learn how TOH's Roger Cook and crew build a stone patio and stairs on a seaside hill
    A Capital Improvement
    After TOH's three-month collaboration with a nonprofit renovation group, here's the final reveal on a reborn urban ruin
    Crafted to Last
    A Shingle-style new old house replaces a tired lakeside teardown
    Departments
    Bath Design
    Raising the roof to make room for a master bath
    House Calls
    Jazz up a boring, straight driveway
    Luxuries
    Garden containers that make a statement
    Landscaping
    Fix what's ailing your lawn
    Around My House
    Dad's garage was a home for misfit tools
    Salvage
    What to look for in a vintage bathtub
    Green House
    Solar Shingles put the sun to work
    Paperwork
    How to challenge your property taxes
    Toolbox
    Our starting lineup of the drill bits every homeowner should have
    Upkeep
    Replacing broken clapboard siding
    Workshop
    Ask This Old House
    Building concrete piers in wet soil; hanging a tree swing; and more Q&A
    Building Skills
    Cutting mortises with a drill; moving large rocks; troubleshooting a mower
    Norm's Notebook
    TOH master carpenter Norm Abram's tips on using drill bits
    Resource Directory
    Find the products and services featured in this issue