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  • June 2007 Issue No. 109

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    • Tell Us Your Story
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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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  • 18 Easy Ideas For Your Outdoor Rooms

    Features
    Get Out and Stay Out
    More than
    TTTTT— a dozen great ideas for extending your living space into the open air
    One couple's odyssey of forsaking a comfortable 1990s house for a crumbling 18th-century farmstead
    Go Outside and Play
    How an overgrown, unused backyard can become a sports lover's heaven
    Picking Out Good Wood
    Let TOH master carpenter Norm Abram help you shop the lumberyard like you know what you're doing
    Outside In
    A box-bay bumpout seen in TOH set off a storm of inspiration for this vintage-look kitchen redo
    Departments
    Gaining workspace by annexing a breakfast nook and a laundry area
    Luxuries
    Shutters that sharpen curb appeal
    Landscaping
    Put together a lush container garden
    Salvage
    Hang a vintage light fixture
    Around My House
    A first-time homeowner's nightmare
    House Calls
    An architect's advice for doing dormers right
    Builders' Show Report
    Our top picks of the latest toys, tools, and trends for the home
    Toolbox
    Japanese handsaws
    Homeowner's Handbook
    Building a fountain
    Save This Old House
    This 1852 Italianate in New York's Finger Lakes region is neglected but proud
    Around the house

    Workshop
    Ask This Old House
    Windowsill repair; tiling over brick, and more Q&A with our experts
    Skill Building
    Rewiring old ceiling fixtures; painting shutters, and more lessons
    Norm's Notebook
    Tips on use and care of Japanese saws from the TOH master carpenter
    Directory
    Find the products and services