In This Issue

  • January/
    February Issue No. 65

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    • Editor Spotlight
      Scott Omelianuk
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  • What's New in Windows

    Features
    Homeowners Handbook
    Finishing Drywall
    By Jefferson Kolle
    Winchester TV Project: Here Come the Subs
    Dozens of tradesmen descend on the Winchester house.
    By Jefferson Kolle
    Taking a Look at Windows
    They're the most expensive feature in a house — here's how to get the most for your money.
    By Max Alexander
    Building a Retaining Wall
    Roger Cook shows how precast concrete blocks make it faster and easier.
    By Max Alexander
    Saving Fallingwater
    How a high-tech fix kept Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece from tumbling down.
    By Brad Lemley
    A Lesson in Bathroom Lighting
    A designer explains the basics.
    By Susan Arnold
    Departments
    On the Job
    News, information, and more
    House Calls With Steve
    High-style, low-maintenance kitchen
    Letter From [ITALIC {This Old House}]
    The stuff of dreams
    Talking Shop

    Choosing & Using Squares

    These simple measuring tools can do some amazing tricks.
    By John Kelsey
    Luxuries

    Swedish Beauties

    These tile stoves score in looks and energy efficiency.
    By Max Alexander
    Upkeep

    Staying on Track

    Regular maintenance for your garage door.
    By Elizabeth Gehrman
    Home Technology

    TVs Where You Want Them

    Bringing a quality satellite or cable signal to any room.
    By Ian Austen
    Transformations

    Special Addition

    A new wing blends right into a century-old house.
    By Danny Flanders
    Workshop
    Ask This Old House
    Historically accurate, or just plain ugly?
    Norm's Notebook
    Trimming a door; easy cabinet support; etc.