This Old House Archives


December 2005


Iron-Pipe Repair

I have a 60-year-old cast-iron drainpipe that leaks slightly, apparently from a fine crack in its...

Sealing a Brick Floor

I have a mortared brick floor in my great room with no finish on it. The floor tends to be gritty...

Storm-Door Ice Buildup

I replaced a entryway storm door that had rusted because ice formed frequently on the inside of...

Time for a New Tree

We'd like to keep a silver maple in our front yard that we've nursed through ice storms and...

What Price is Mahogany?

My dad and I have a bet that we'd like you to settle. Is mahogany one of the most expensive woods...