This Old House Archives


August 2012


All About Window Seats

Turn unused space around the house into extra seating and storage with a minimum of carpentry—and...

Austin | Green is Good

Using locally abundant natural materials is considered "green", so we're using local limestone on...

East Boston | Ivy Be Gone

Homeowner Chris Flynn takes host Kevin O'Connor to the highest point in East Boston to see the...

Newton | Big Plans

Host Kevin O'Connor meets landscape architect Stephanie Hubbard to see her plan that calls for...

Newton | Move or Improve?

In just a short subway ride, host Kevin O'Connor and master carpenter Norm Abram arrive at the...

Weston | Amy Lends a Hand

At the project house in Weston, landscape contractor Roger Cook installs a berm and fence in the...

Weston | Making A Mark

At the project house in Weston, host Kevin O'Connor finds solar energy specialist Jeff Wolfe...

Weston | Modular Rooms

Two weeks into the new house raising, master carpenter Norm Abram meets architect Chris Adams for...

Weston | Raising Timbers

The second week of the house raising begins with a ceremonial timberframe raise on the first...

Weston | Rock Stars

Host Kevin O'Connor arrives in Weston and finds a busload of masons just in from Wisconsin to...