In This Issue

  • November 2003 Issue No. 73

    • New!
    • Tell Us Your Story
      Here's your chance to be featured in the pages of THis Old House magazine — and earn $250
    • 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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  • Built-in Bookcases

    Features
    TV Project House: Dig This
    An army of subcontractors brings water, gas, and electricity to the Concord cottage.
    Max Alexander
    The Great Divide
    A custom-built cherry partition is one family's answer to kitchen clutter control.
    Jeanne Huber
    Fear of Color
    Here are the tools you need to choose colors with confidence.
    Jill Kirchner Simpson
    Built-in Bookcases
    Beautiful ways to put books on display
    Joe Carter
    Traditional With a Twist
    A colorful new house borrows distinctive details from the past.
    Jill Connors
    Departments
    On the Job
    Tom's new toy; buckets of ideas; safer table saws; etc.
    House Calls
    A mix of materials gives a kitchen a clean, contemporary look
    By Design
    The latest in lighting, from fixture styles to technological innovations
    Talking Shop
    Choosing and using paint rollers and pads
    Upkeep
    Get ready for winter by plugging air leaks
    Find!
    Leslie and Leigh Keno on furniture, furnishings, style, and design
    Homeowner's Handbook
    Installing window shades
    Letter From TOH
    Senior producer Bruce Irving confesses to being a finishes freak
    Workshop
    Ask This Old House
    Stopping ice dams; pesky tree roots; replacing garage door panels; etc.
    Norm's Notebook
    Leverage block; extending electrical boxes; making tight miters; etc.