This Old House Archives


February 2008


Best in Bath

Fancy finishes, showy showers, low-flow and high style—get a look at the best bath products...

Best in Faux

At this year's International Builders' Show, there was a passel of new veneers, facades, and...

Celebrity Toilet Tattoos

Celebrity autographed Toilet Tattoos were auctioned off by eBay, with all proceeds benefiting The...

Federal Style

America's first homegrown style, born out of Revolutionary pride, still resonates today

Foil for Attics

My house has an unheated attic that was originally insulated with R-19 fiberglass blankets. I...

Hollywood Handymen

A dozen celebrities whose talents extend beyond acting to home improvement

Honey-Do Coupon Book

Print these coupons to give your sweetheart what they really want for Valentine's Day....

How to Build a Fort

How to make a versatile backyard play area, with instructions for parents and kids

Instant Old

Distressed paint and a pigmented glaze re-create the aged look

March 2008

24 Space saving appliances and furniture ideas

Power Tool Roundup!

This Old House showcases four cool, new power tools introduced at this year's International...

Shower Doors

A glass enclosure can add style and give the illusion of space in a small bath. Weigh your options

Space-Saving Furniture

A bed with built-in drawers that doubles as a dresser. Now, that's smart use of space. See this...

Speed Squares

Master Carpenter Norm Abram's techniques for Speed squares featured in toolbox

Steam Showers

Turn your daily shower ritual into a luxurious spa experience with a steam shower

Tools That Make Us Drool

International Builders' Show power- and hand-tool debuts that we'll be adding to our toolboxes...