This Old House Archives


April 2008


Fire Pits

Jump-start the patio season with a wood-burning or gas-fueled fire pit

Leaking Foundation

What is the best way to prevent water from leaking out of the rebar holes in my basement walls?

May 2008

Ideas for designing and building great outdoor spaces

Sinking Stairway

Why is the lower flight of our L-shaped stair separating from the outside wall, and how do we fix...

Vent Hoods Gone Wild!

Range vent hoods can be a focal point in the kitchen; take a tour of some of the most unusual

Victorian Garden Urns

Fill an old cast-iron container with flowers to brighten a front entry, top it with glass for a...