This Old House Archives


October 2010


All About Gas Fireplaces

Wood is good, but you can't beat the ease of a fire that lights with the push of a button. The...

Bathroom Robe Hooks

These handsome hangers stay poised to handle even your plushest terry wrap or towels while adding...

How to Build a Side Table

Build this sturdy Arts and Crafts–style stand from stock lumber—you can even customize its height...

How to Insulate a Wall

The drafty season is upon us. Learn how to beef up your wall's weather protection in four easy...

Insulation Education

Proper insulation is the best way to maximize comfort and minimize energy bills