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  • September 2007 Issue No. No. 111

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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
    First Class
    Where others saw only a grim, decommissioned post office, one woman envisioned a warm and elegant home
    Flirting With Disaster
    How to squeak out of nine household emergencies—and prevent them from happening in the first place
    Inside Out
    With an 11-week deadline, one couple built a screened porch and a pergola that look like they’ve always been part of their 1881 home
    When Sweat Equity Is the OnlyWay Home
    Katrina’s long aftermath: How one New Orleans father and his grown sons are rebuilding with little money, but lots of determination
    Departments
    Bath Design
    Adusty, ill-conceived attic bath becomes a sleek, period-look retreat
    Kitchen Design
    A cramped 1950s eat-in kitchen gets opened up to make space for extended family to cook, munch, and hang out
    Luxuries
    Artisanal tile adds a custom touch
    Behind the Scenes
    How does TOHTVchoose a house for the show?
    Around My House
    The confessions of a non–"tool guy"
    Salvage
    Vintage metal doorknobs
    Green House
    Pop quiz! How eco-savvy are you?
    Kitchen & Bath Special
    We pick the newest,coolest products
    Upkeep
    How to replace rotted porch floorboards
    Toolbox
    Rakes for every task
    Homeowner's Handbook
    Building a fire pit
    Save This Old House
    Beneath the clapboards of this Indiana farmhouse is a 130-year-old log cabin
    Around the house
    What Old Tools Can Teach Us
    One man's vintage collection is a blueprint to authentic restorations
    One-hour Projects
    Got 60 minutes? Here are five projects you could've finished already
    Fall Gardening
    Fall planting ideas that add color and interest to summer-weary beds and borders...fast
    Workshop
    Ask This Old House
    Waterproofing a double-decker porch; sump pumps; and more Q & A
    Skill Building
    Cutting new flooring to match the old; installing art tile; and more
    Norm's Notebook
    Tips on rakes from TOH master carpenter Norm Abram
    Directory
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