This Old House Archives


June 2010


10 Uses for Sand

If you've ever deiced your driveway, mixed concrete, or filled a sandbox, you likely have a...

All About Wood Fences

These traditional enclosures define the character of our homes and our relationships with...

Barn-Style Sconces

Charming and practical, these hardworking fixtures deliver high-performance light and a vintage...

Carts and Wheelbarrows

From trash to topsoil, everything travels more quickly when you stick a wheel underneath it

How to Build a Tool Bench

TOH reader Amy Paladino gets help making a tool bench for her garage from TOH general contractor...

Measuring Tools

Whether it's length, distance, or angle, when the measurement you take is critical, so is the...

Paint Sprayers

They can lay down everything from latex to lacquer—but no one sprayer can do it all

Squares

These simple but indispensable measuring tools can do some amazing tricks

Tool Test: Table Saws

A look at the 23 best table saws—including portable, hybrid, and cabinet models—to consider for...

Wet/Dry Vacs

They suck up everything from chunks of plaster and nails to microscopic drywall dust and pools of...