In This Issue

  • April 2004 Issue No. 77

    • 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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  • Lawn & Garden

    Features
    Putting in a Pond
    Water features don't have to be big to make a splash in your landscape
    TV Project House: Home to Stay
    The TOH crew finishes transforming a barn into a cozy cottage
    This Old House heads to Bermuda for the next TV show project
    Beat the Weeds
    How to take back your lawn with help from TOH landscape contractor Roger Cook
    Lawn Tractors
    Over the past 25 years they've gotten safer, stronger, and more comfortable and the future looks, well, futuristic
    Departments
    House Calls
    An expanded floor plan helps a kitchen accommodate two cooks
    Luxuries
    Oriental rugs — where they come from and how they're made distinguish these timeless beauties
    Find!
    Leslie and Leigh Keno on Arts and Crafts furniture, plus Q&A
    By Design
    An architect shares his ideas on building a better kitchen island
    Upkeep
    Bringing luster back to a weather-beaten deck
    Choosing and using garden hand tools
    From the Ground Up
    Tom Silva's best practices for buying and installing windows and doors
    Homeowner's Handbook
    Planting a tree with Roger Cook
    Workshop
    Ask This Old House
    Tree roots and patio pavers; replacing glass from the inside; quieting drainpipes; etc.
    Norm's Notebook
    Straightening a bowed stud; measuring solo; etc.