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  • July/
    August
    2002 Issue No. 60

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      Scott Omelianuk
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    Features
    Homeowners Handbook

    Installing a Lockset

    With This Old House master carpenter Norm Abram.
    By Scott Gibson
    Welcome to the Neighborhood
    A sneak peek at the new fall TV project.
    By Jefferson Kolle
    Return to Splendor
    The TV crew wraps up the Manchester project, bringing back an 1883 masterpiece.
    By Bruce Irving
    Vinyl Siding
    Love it or hate it, plastic is here to stay.
    By Mark Feirer
    New Waves in Pool Design
    Turn that ordinary backyard rectangle into something special.
    By Jordan Reed and Amy R. Hughes
    American Gothic
    A Wisconsin couple's renovation brings long-lost details back to their 1845 house.
    By Carrie Loranger Gaska
    Suburban Renewal
    After a fire, a couple rebuild their classic 1950s house.
    By Scott Gummer
    Great Gazebos
    Custom designed or built from a kit, a backyard pavilion is a perfect place to unwind.
    By Stephen Whitlock
    Departments
    On the Job
    How Tom Silva makes sure decorative exterior elements will last
    House Calls With Steve
    Ask Norm
    Find soot sources, stiffen beams, and reuse vinyl windows
    Letter from [ITALIC {This Old House}]
    Roger Cook learns lessons from the other show guys
    Workshop
    Materials

    Pressure-Treated Wood Alert

    Information on the phasing out of arsenic preservatives.
    By Curtis Rist
    Luxuries

    Now You See It, Now You Don't

    Flat-screen TVs can disappear when the show is over.
    By Dan DiClerico
    Technique

    Harvesting the Rain

    Rainwater collection provides alternative water sources.
    By Jeannie Ralston
    By Design

    Porch Swing

    Relax on a bench that moves with the breeze.
    By Larry Stevens
    Upkeep

    Post Haste

    TOH host Steve Thomas replaces a damaged mailbox.
    By Jordan Reed
    Talking Shop

    Making the Cut

    How to choose the right circular saw and use it safely.
    By Clayton DeKorne