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How to Avoid Holiday Horrors

Here's how to save your house from devolving into a disaster during the holidays

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How to Build a Tiered Serving Tray

Nobody needs to know you didn't sweat over a lathe to make this graceful oak server

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14 Ways to Prevent Holiday Season Break-Ins

Quick home security upgrades that could save you and your family from burglaries, robberies, and home invasions during criminals' favorite time of year

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Editor's Picks: Our Favorite Holiday Decorating Ideas

If you haven't already decked the halls in your own home, start be getting inspired by the best ideas from the pages of This Old House magazine

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How to Repair a Wobbly Newel Post

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to stabilize an unsteady staircase post

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