This Old House Archives


June 2007


Easy Houseplants

Plant expert Carrie Kelly, featured on Ask This Old House, gives advice on low-maintenance...

Fire Pit Accessories

A fire pit can be more than just a lump of burning logs if you include tools that let you roast,...

Grill Maintenance

The key to great barbecue isn't your secret sauce—it's a clean grill. Follow these tips...

How to Build a Fire Pit

A cozy place to gather friends and family on cool nights—create one in a weekend....

How to Clean Up Mold

In this how-to video, This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and host...

How to Clear Poison Ivy

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook provides strategies for...

How to Cut Glass

In this how-to video, learn the safe, effective techniques for cutting glass with This Old House ...

How to Cut Miters

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows various tools and...

How to Cut Stone Tile

In this how-to video, learn to cut stone tile with This Old House host Kevin O'Connor and tile...

How to Cut Tile

In this how-to video, This Old House tile contractor Joe Ferrante shares his methods for cutting...

How to Patch Plaster

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva makes a perfect-patch plaster...

How to Plant a Vine

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to plant a...

How to Prune a Sick Hedge

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook prunes a sick hedge back to...

How to Remove Roof Moss

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares tips for keeping a roof...

How to Repair Door Glass

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to safely replace a...

How to Reshingle a Roof

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to replace an asphalt...

July / August 2007

Chockful of plans, product suggestions, and step-by-step instructions for kitchen and bathroom...

Lite Rock

Stone veneer offers a cheaper and less weighty alternative to the real thing

Mouthwatering Grills

What's cookin' in the backyard? This year's hottest new grills, from wood-fired to infrared,...

The Language of Lumber

The words used in the industry to describe wood can be conflicting and confusing. Here's a crib...