In This Issue

  • June 2004 Issue No. 79

    • New!
    • 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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  • Decks: Details Make the Difference

    Features
    Extreme Makeover
    A 1940s tract house takes on the fine details of an Arts and Crafts masterpiece
    Deck Details
    A little creativity can add a lot of character
    TV Project House: Up On The Roof
    Bermuda's limestone roofs withstand hurricanes and collect precious rainwater
    Ceiling Fans
    Today's models are marvels of quiet efficiency, available in almost every style imaginable
    Gathering Room
    Doubling the size of a '20s bungalow makes space for friends and family
    Landscape Aggregates
    Crushed stone, shell, and glass add color and texture to gardens, paths, and driveways
    Departments
    House Calls
    A flair for mixing colors and materials creates a cheerful kitchen
    Luxuries
    Stylish outdoor furniture
    Find!
    From the Ground Up
    Wiring for maximum safety and convenience
    Talking Shop
    Choosing and using work lights
    Upkeep
    How to reglaze a window
    Homeowner's Handbook
    Installing In-ground sprinklers
    Workshop
    Ask This Old House
    Shingles; dog vs. grass; range support; etc.
    Norm's Notebook
    Trimming doorjambs; straightening edges; scribing for a tight fit; etc.