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Secret Sources 2009

It's that time of year again. No, we don't mean the holidays, though much of what's here and on the following slides certainly tops our wish lists. It's when we at This Old House open up our notebooks to spill secret sources we've discovered in the past 12 months. Looking for something the Joneses won't have? We've found handsome one-of-a-kind items, such as handmade farmhouse tables and recycled glass backsplash tiles, to personalize your space. For those of you with expensive tastes but tight budgets, we've uncovered online outlets for insider deals—no matter your zip code—on pricey lighting, floor coverings, and power tools. And if you're looking to replicate or match something you have on hand, we divulge our favorite places to go for custom-made hardware, millwork, and wall coverings. This year, readers also get in on the action, sharing hush-hush finds of their own. Because even the most in-the-know home-improvement enthusiasts can use a hand in flagging the latest and greatest of what's out there.
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