In This Issue

  • November/
    December
    1995 Issue No. 3

    • New!
    • 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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  • New TV Project—Salem, Massachusetts

    Features
    The Basic Bathroom Renovation

    By Pamela Hartford

    A Living Fence of Evergreens

    By Ken Druse

    Build the Perfect Bookcase

    By Jeanne Huber

    What is the Siding Hiding?

    By Thomas Baker

    The Right Screw for the Job

    By Jeanne Huber

    How Marble Comes from the Mountain

    By Peter Lemos

    Wallpaper History

    By Stephanie Woodard

    Saving Old Windows

    By Thomas Baker

    Around the house
    Tools

    Reciprocating Saw

    The contractor's favorite weapon
    By Mark Feirer
    Fittings

    Choosing a Toilet

    What nobody else will tell you
    By William Marsano
    Tools

    Getting it Straight

    A lesson on levels from This Old House
    By Stephen Petranek
    Technique

    Chimney Fix-up

    Reporting and reflashing to keep the water out
    By Thomas Baker
    Equipment

    A Clean, Well-lighted Place

    Inside the New Yankee Workshop
    By Scott Landis
    Finances

    How to Buy a Wreck

    Where to turn when your mortgage banker pales.
    By William Marsano