This Old House Archives

November 2007

Bit Kits

Drill it, drive it, store it: How a good set can get your bits organized

Cast With Character

Do as the Victorians did and use ornamental hinges to enhance your interiors with tiny details

Cold-Weather Plantings

Don't retire your gardening gear just because the temperature's dropped. Pot up some cold-weather...

December 2007

Fireplace, mantels, stair railings, hardwood floors, and more

Drywall Do-It-All

With this 5-in-1 tool, you can master the art of working with sheetrock

Featured Dealer: fs20

Looking for a piece of industrial history to add character to your home? This Asbury Park, New...

Gifts for the Garage Guy

Give the gift of clutter control to those who spend their free time building and tinkering among...


Plucked from a hog or synthesized in a lab, the right bristles are the key to a perfect paint job

Secret Sources 2007

Direct from the pros to you: Our annual guide to the places insiders go for those unique and hard...

Stovetop Fire Safety

Thanksgiving is the peak day of the year for kitchen fires. Learn how to protect yourself, your...

This Old Houseboat

To accommodate his expanding family, a Seattle homeowner used salvaged wood,...

Tool Gift Guide

We at This Old House know you'd rather shovel six feet of snow than fight for a parking spot at...

Wackiest Bath Products

A toilet for two, a tattoo for your tiles, and a sink that costs twice as much as your bathroom...

Wall Ovens

From the high-tech to the high-speed, find the right built-in oven for you