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Learn a New (Old) Skill With Heritage Schools

Weekend workshops teach you the trades of our forebears

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Stars-and-Stripes Shelving

Cheerful cube storage with a patriotic twist

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Traditional-Style Headboard Wall Decals

Save space and money with this 2D spin on traditional favorites

kid's bedroom with a nautical theme

A Shipshape Boy's Room for $300

A paneled wall and seaworthy accents give this bedroom classic maritime style

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How to Prep Your Place for a Home Exchange

Turn your place into the perfect vacation rental

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    6 Questions for Tom Silva
    General Contractor of This Old House since 1986, Tom Silva shares memories of his favorite house projects, offers advice to homeowners working with contractors, and more

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