This Old House Archives

March 2008

10 Uses: Tennis Balls

Your racket may be gathering dust in the ­attic, but don't throw away its partners in crime. Here...

April 2008

Simple stone patios, easy-care plants, best fire pit choices, and 27 more great ideas

Coming Up Roses

Climbers and ramblers will cover a trellis, an arbor, even a shed roof, with a profusion of blooms

DIY Toys

Cut up the scraps left over from the toy chest to make these simple items

How to Get Rid of Rats

Follow the trail of an exterminator as he helps a Staten Island family eradicate backyard vermin

Is Your Pro a Con?

As the weather warms and home-improvement projects begin, renovation rip-off artists come...

Little Big Ideas

Five essential tips for maximizing every square inch of a small house

Work Gloves

With the right pair of work gloves, you'll never notice all the times you don't get hurt