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  • June 2010 Issue No. 139

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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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  • Outdoor Living

    Features
    25 Thrifty Ways to Create an Outdoor Dining Space
    Our budget-minded tips on furniture, fabrics, and other elements you'll need to create a stylish alfresco eatery
    How a Garden Grows
    A novice landscaper patiently turns her 1-acre backyard into a flourishing floral paradise
    Before & After: Bath
    Colorful glass tile and space-saving fixtures help turn a gloomy space into a pleasant place
    Budget Redo
    DIY cabinet doors, new uppers, and just-right finishing touches give an unappealing kitchen a welcoming glow
    Reader Remodel: Small Fixes, Lots More Function
    For a family-friendly summer cottage, it's the little things--like built-ins and trimwork--that mean a lot
    All About
    Wood Fences
    Departments
    Letter from This Old House
    Feeling a bit sluggish?
    Readermail
    Your feedback, questions, and comments
    Checklist
    Easy ways to improve your home right now
    Home News
    Your driveway's sealant might be dangerous; low-care lawns gain ground; a 2010 Best Old-House Neighborhood; and more
    Home Solutions
    Boost your garden gate's appeal; tame your hose; 10 uses for sand; turn a potting bench into an outdoor party station; and more
    Paint Ideas
    A dining area's dark wood wainscoting gets a wake-up call with white and pale green hues
    Landscaping
    Learn four ways to propagate your favorite plants
    Photoshop Redo
    A wraparound porch and fresh color palette add up to an eye-catching facade for a two-story
    Shopping
    Barn-style sconces
    Get This Look
    Rustic wicker-filled porch
    Price Wise
    Grasscloth wallpaper
    Save This Old House
    An 1830 Italianate in Petersburg, Va. with original windows and interior details
    Workshop
    Animal House
    It's a dog-training crate...it's a solid oak end table...it's both! Find out how to build it
    Salvage Style
    Use wood molding to create a cottage-style window box
    Weekend Remodel
    Spruce up your barbecue space with this handmade outdoor bar cart
    Whaddaya Call It?
    Take a tour inside a water filtration cartridge
    Ask TOH: Q + A
    The pros answer your questions
    Ask TOH: Step-by-Step
    Resurface worn concrete
    Ask TOH: Reader Tool Test
    Multihead trimmers
    Ask TOH: Norm's Tricks of the Trade
    Remove a wood plug from a hole saw; fill an interior door gap