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  • September 2006 Issue No. 101

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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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  • Design the Perfect Remodel

    Features
    A Perfect Addition
    A kitchen wing added on to a classic foursquare uses period woodwork to bridge past and present
    Breezy Retreat
    The secret to building a three-season porch without the high cost of custom windows and carpentry
    Building Character
    Wood moldings—crown, casing, chair rail, baseboard—bring definition and style to a house. Here are basics you should consider before you hit the lumberyard
    Polishing Up a Craftsman Gem
    With creative cost-saving, help from friends, and two years of sweat equity, this homeowner brought a 1910 near-ruin back to life
    101 Tips
    The best time-saving, money-saving, marriage-saving, life-saving, really useful nuggets of wisdom from the past 100 issues of TOH magazine
    Departments
    Kitchen Design
    A sophisticated and colorful eat-in kitchen that can handle a crowd
    Bath Design
    Classic details and spa appointments in a his-and-hers master bath
    Luxuries
    Hinges are like fine jewelry for cabinets
    Landscaping
    The right foundation plants will boost your house's curb appeal
    Salvage
    Reviving and reusing old porch railings
    Green House
    Improve your indoor air quality
    Toolbox
    Chisels: Which ones do I need?
    Upkeep
    A 5-point fall inspection list every homeowner should follow
    How It Works
    Induction cooking
    Homeowner's Handbook
    Installing a lamppost
    Save This Old House
    Be an urban pioneer with this 1880's Cinncinati townhouse for only $50K
    Workshop
    Ask This Old House
    Water-saving landscape strategies, painting over paneling, and more Q&A
    Skill Building
    Painting porch rails; hanging a trellis
    Norm's Notebook
    TOH master carpenter Norm Abram's techniques for chisel use and care
    Resource Directory
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