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  • April 2007 Issue No. 107

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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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    Features
    Small Yard, Big Impact
    Your postage-stamp lot may have more potential than you think; here's how to maximize it
    We Said We Wanted a Diamond in the Rough...
    How one couple took a cosmetically wrecked, split-up Queen Anne back to a gracious single-family home
    Hands-on Hardware
    A factory tour reveals the hallmarks of fine-quality brass doorknobs and handles
    Back to Nature
    Building a sustainable landscape is key to the green renovation at TOH TV's project house. Learn how to create one in y our home territory
    Curb Appeal
    Check out our portfolio of befores-and-afters and see how much some exterior upgrades boost a home's value
    Departments
    Bath Design
    Dividing up the long, narrow space made this new master bath feel bigger
    Luxuries
    Stylish pathway lighting
    Salvage
    Wood newels
    Around My House
    Her idea of "country home" was living more than a block from a cappucino. He had a different dream in mind
    Upkeep
    Revive that tired, mossy gray deck with a good cleaning and restaining
    Landscaping
    The dope on discouraging deer from razing your garden
    How It Works
    A drywell is just the thing to keep rainwater runoff in check
    Toolbox
    Hand pruners
    Homeowner's Handbook
    Building a raised planting bed
    Save This Old House
    This set-in-amber 19th-century farmhouse in Maine is waiting for you
    Workshop
    Ask This Old House
    Brick walkway patterns; deck railing fix; gutter TLC; and more Q&A
    Skill Building
    Straight cuts through big timbers; installing and painting wood beadboard
    Norm's Notebook
    TOH landscape contractor Roger Cook gives Norm Abram a few lessons in using hand pruners
    Resource Directory
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