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  • May 2007 Issue No. 108

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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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  • Get Your Dream Deck

    Features
    Decks in Detail
    Six designs to steal ideas from on siting, materials, railings, lighting, and more for your backyard retreat.
    Partners in Grime
    Remodeling together is one of the extreme sports of coupledom. Here's how to make sure your team survives it.
    The Forever Expanding House
    One architect designed and built his own midcentury gem using post-and-beam construction that made adding on easy.
    Put Your Driveway Into Overdrive
    Dress up a boring asphalt drive with a granite-block apron.
    Little Green Giant
    Walk through the finished TOH TV project and review the lessons it demonstrates in eco-friendly remodeling.
    Departments
    A gracious host kitchen with old-house character
    Replacing a sun-scorched deck with a three-season screened porch
    Stone veneer
    Around My House
    How hard could it be, really, to finish a project? One man's rationalizations
    Salvage
    Carved wood corbels
    Paperwork
    If you're dreaming of buying a vacation home, read this first
    Green House
    Making the switch to natural lawn care
    Is Internet-based phone service for you?
    Air compressors
    Upkeep
    Repairing stucco siding
    How It Works
    Solar hot water systems
    Homeowner's Handbook
    Replacing a bathroom faucet
    Save This Old House
    This brick Second Empire home awaits your interior-finishing genius
    Around the house
    10 Uses for Steel Wool

    Ergonomic Painting Tools

    Workshop
    Ask This Old House
    Improving bad soil; fixing slippery deck steps; and more QA
    Skill Building
    Tightening plumbing connections; setting up mason's lines; and more tips
    Norm's Notebook
    Advice on compressors from TOH master carpenter Norm Abram
    Directory
    Find the products and services featured in this issue