In This Issue

  • May/
    June
    1995 Issue No. 1

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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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  • Antique Lumber Technique

    Features
    Choosing materials for the practical kitchen

    By Brad Lemley

    Antique lumber salvaged from the river bottom

    By Ben Lloyd

    The exterior paint job that really lasts

    By John S. Saladyga

    Making an outdoor fireplace

    By Michi Andrews

    How to sail a house
    Planting trees for the next millennium

    By Ken Durse

    Fixing foundations so your house won't fall down

    By Stephen Petranek

    [ITALIC {This Old House}] builds a timber frame
    An American porch portfolio
    Around the house
    Materials
    Alternatives to pressure-treated wood
    By John S. Saladyga
    Tools
    Using a circular saw
    By Mark Feirer
    Fixtures and Fittings
    How to install a lockset
    By Peter Lemos
    Process
    Laying cable for outdoor lighting
    By William A. Marsano
    Technique
    Soldering copper pipe
    By Thomas Baker