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  • July/
    August
    2010 Issue No. 140

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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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  • 100% Reader-Created Issue

    Features
    Meet the [DOLLAR]5,000 Winners
    Original blueprints in hand, a couple meticulously restored their 1940 Cape's charm
    One-Room Wonders
    Whether it was a kitchen or a shed, the redos of these five $1,000 winners hit the mark
    Moxie Awards
    Seven reader projects that'll fire up your DIY derring-do
    Budget Redo
    A woodworking dad made laundry space into a kid-friendly mudroom
    Cheapskate Hall of Fame
    Eight readers whose savvy solutions saved them a bundle
    28 Reader Tips That Save Time and Money
    Put these ingenious ideas to work at your place
    Before + After: Kitchen
    A clever couple's small, gloomy kitchen became a roomy, low-care cookery
    Departments
    Letter from This Old House
    Feeling a bit sluggish?
    Readermail
    Your feedback, questions, and comments
    Home News
    A 2010 Best Old-House Neighborhood
    Home Solutions
    Creative new uses for a door, table, shutter, and wheelbarrow; make perfect copies of prized plaster pieces; 10 uses for empty yogurt containers; and more
    Landscaping
    A homeowner transformed a dip in his weedy yard into the pond paradise he always wanted
    Paint Ideas
    A new mom turned nursery walls into a colorful world where elephants ask the questions
    Letter to my house
    In restoring his 1714 Colonial, a contemplative reader found an unexpected source of wisdom
    Get This Look
    Give an outdoor room an exotic atmosphere
    Price Wise
    Gas grills
    Photoshop Redo
    A bluestone patio and flowery palette turn a reader's bland backyard into a place where parties can blossom
    All About
    Retaining walls
    Save This Old House
    A historic schoolhouse in De Soto, Missouri
    Workshop
    Animal House
    Readers share TOH-inspired pet projects; a high-class doghouse needs a new home
    Salvage Style
    Learn how to frame your photos in an old window with a reader-inspired step-by-step
    Build With Tom Silva
    The TOH TV general contractor helps a reader make a tool storage bench
    Weekend Remodel
    A how-to for building a wraparound tree bench is just what one reader ordered
    Ask TOH: Q + A
    Protect your yard from dig-happy dogs; fix stripped screw holes; and more
    Ask TOH: Step-by-Step
    Plant an evergreen privacy hedge
    Ask TOH: Tool Test
    Table saws