In This Issue

  • March/
    April
    1996 Issue No. 5

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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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  • Renovation in Savannah

    Features
    Pullout Plans for the Savannah Project

    By Wendy Talarico

    Clay and Fire: How Brick is Made

    By Thomas Baker

    Trellis and Vine for a Vertical Garden

    By Ken Druse

    Low-country Air Conditioning

    By Wendy Talarico

    Building a Driftwood Boathouse

    By Nathaniel Reade

    Ornamental Plasterwork

    By Thomas Baker

    How Gutters Can Save Your House

    By Wendy Talarico

    What Have They Done at Levittown?

    By Brooke Deterline

    Around the house
    Tools

    Cordless Drills and Drivers

    New batteries have enough power for professionals.
    By Mark Feirer
    Fittings

    Shower Update

    Low-flow, anti-scald and other new-fangled devices.
    By William Marsano
    Tools

    Japanese Saws

    Yes, they really are better than ours.
    By Paul Engstrom
    Materials

    Sandpaper Options

    What's the best abrasive for the task?
    By Jeanne Huber
    Equipment

    Workbenches

    A tool we can't live without.
    By Wendy Talarico
    Technique

    Sharpening

    Secrets from specialist Jerry Cormier.
    By Brad Lemley
    Finances

    Buying Foreclosed Homes

    The house of your dreams for a dream of a price.
    By William Marsano