This Old House Archives

August 2005

10 Uses for Magnets

Improve home heating, give your water heater a longer life and eight other uses for magnets

10 Uses for Soap

Humble it may be, but soap does more than clean up your hands at the end of the day.

Copper's Comeback

Copper's the new stainless, which had been the new enameled steel. Ready for a copper toaster?

How to Seed a Lawn

Prep your lawn for next spring by getting grass seed down at the right time of year

Lawn Bald-Spot Cure

When deep shade and foot traffic conspire to kill the grass, lay a stepping-stone pathway or...

Pond Safety

Do I have to fence off at 12-to 18-inch pond?

Puzzled by Jigsaws?

We sort through the newest and most useful options available on these essential tools.

Saw for Tight Spaces

I'm looking for a tool to saw through the wood flooring under the kick space of my kitchen cabinets.

September 2005

Your source for planning, supplying and budgeting your new kitchen and bath projects

Tips for Laying Stone

Laying stone is different than laying ceramic, and the differences could bite you if you don't...

Wi-Fi Versus Your Walls

Buying the hardware is easy. To get its signal through a foot of brick, you need our advice