This Old House Archives


March 2010


All About Entry Sets

Get a lock on style—and your belongings. This Old House's experts help you pick an entry set that...

All About Wood Windows

Whether you're looking for new units to outfit an addition or replacements for your existing...

Bath Tile Design Ideas

The right tile can change the look and feel of a bathroom. When clients can't decide what they...

Dealing With Frozen Pipes

In this video, This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows various ways to...

Electric Radiant Heating

In this video, This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey explains the...

Entry Set Styles

Some of the best entry set designs are inspired by American architectural styles. Here's a look...

Fast-Growing Shade Trees

Want to add some cool beauty to your landscape? Here are fast-growing favorites for shade,...

Hawaii in Solar Hot Water

Starting on the first day of this year, if you want to get a building permit for a new home in...

How to Build a Dog Gate

A solid-wood DIY gate is a practical upgrade for the well-trained dog—and your home's decor

How to Lime a Table

Giving a plain wood table an aged, whitewashed look takes no more than a few simple tools and...

IRC Code Finder: Framing

Stop leafing through pages of code books looking for the right information. Here are direct links...

IRC Code Finder: Plumbing

Stop leafing through pages of code books looking for the right information. Here are direct links...

IRC Code Finder: Roofing

Stop leafing through pages of code books looking for the right information. Here are direct links...

Installing Attic Stairs

In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to make attic stairs safe...

Kitchen Cabinet Install

In this video, Tom Silva demostrates his preferred cabinet installation method. What's yours?

New Cleaner-Air Vacuums

More than just dust-suckers, this new generation of machines can filter out germs, mold, and...

Porous Driveway Materials

Drainable alternatives to asphalt divert rainwater runoff from overworked sewers—and look nicer

Screen Porch Design Ideas

On your next remodel, don't just offer customers the same old backyard deck. Take a cue from this...

The Language of Lumber

The words used in the industry to describe wood can be conflicting and confusing, even to a pro....

The Wide World of Epoxy

Because of their unrivaled adhesive strength and ability to resist water and chemicals, epoxies...

Weeding Out Bad Employees

Who do you have working for you? Are your employees mostly Superstars, Average Joes, or Slugs?...

Wood Window Styles

Windows are among a home's most distinguishing details. Let the architecture of your place help...