This Old House Archives

October 2009

10 Uses for Plastic Bags

Sure, you can line your bathroom trash can with them. But check out these other clever recycling...

Cures for the Creaky House

Those aren't ghosts making a racket in your home—it's just normal wear and tear taking its toll....

How to Build a Dog Ramp

This simple DIY project is a dream come true for pooches who have a hard time jumping into bed at...

How to Paint a Floor

Turn a worn-out wood floor into a warm cottage classic with a simple checkerboard pattern