Kevin O'Connor learns how to create concrete kitchen counters

How to Build Custom Concrete Countertops

This Old House host Kevin O'Connor learns how to create concrete kitchen counters

picnic table in a lush, green yard with a round charcoal grill off to one side with cooking kabobs, and the table is set for six in blue and white, and there is a platter of corn, cut watermelon, and a jug of lemondade

How to Build a Classic Picnic Table

Use cedar boards to make a table and benches fit to host family and friends for years to come

exterior of a nineteenth-century, brick italianate home with a four story tower on one corner of the main building, and a white, wood-frame extension off to the left. all parts of the house are unified with the rust-colored roofing

Detail Work for a Towered Italianate

A period-sensitive redo highlights the original woodwork—and charm—of a unique 1850s house

2 items of black plastic with handles

What Is It? | Black Plastic Handles

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows off a cleverly designed wheelbarrow accessory

backyard with series of outdoor rooms, including a covered hot tub, fire pit and adirondack chairs, an outdoor kitchen, and more

A Seabee Designs a Long-Distance Backyard Remodel

While deployed 7,500 miles from home, this reader designed his dream backyard on paper, then spent months building it

zoning a forced air furnace

How to Zone a Forced-Air Furnace and Air Conditioner

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to divide a home's heating and air-conditioning system into different zones

neat organized garage

Read This Before You Organize Your Garage

Our clutter-busting guide to help get yours shipshape for National Clean Out Garage Day

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