This Old House Archives

August 2010

All About Polyurethane

Use this guide to learn more about how to choose and apply polyurethane, the toughest of the...

Circular Saws

What style is right for you, what features to look for, and how to use it safely

Claw Hammers

Here's a look at what's new with the world's oldest tool

How to Build a Cold Frame

Use rot-resistant planks and a salvaged window to build a protective box that extends the growing...

How to Patch Wood Siding

TOH general contractor shows how to handle fragile clapboards to make a seamless exterior repair


From the basic bubble model to high-tech laser gadgets, what you need to know to get your house...

The Easy-Care Yard

Using no-fuss materials and water-thrifty plantings, this landscaping pro gave his small urban...