This Old House Archives


July 2007


10 Uses for Newspaper

There are ways to use the news once the headlines get old—and before you recycle it

3 Kitchens 3 Budgets

Whether your bankroll is small, ample, or somewhere in between, it's possible to get the kitchen...

Ceiling Fans

If you want to keep cool, save money, and add style, give one of these spin meisters a whirl

Get Out and Stay Out

We don't want to be indoors when the weather's warm, and we're betting you don't either. Here are...

How to Build Deck Stairs

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares his stair-building secrets

How to Mulch Plant Beds

In this how-to video, learn how to wake up a tired planting bed with This Old House landscape...

How to Patch Stucco

In this how-to video, repair a blistered stucco finish with This Old House general contractor Tom...

How to Plaster a Wall

In this how-to video, This Old House master plaster Stephen Norton shows host Kevin O'Connor some...

How to Remove Crabgrass

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook rids a lawn of stubborn...

How to Repair Clapboards

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

How to Set Tile

In this video, a TOH pro explains how to set ceramic tile in a subway pattern

How to Winterize Shrubs

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares his secrets for...

Interior Shutters

Most interior shutters sold today are variations on the louver style. But there are other designs...

Mantels

A mantel is often the most prominent architectural feature in a room. Here are a few profiles...

Window Boxes

Window boxes come in a variety of materials. Here are some choices.