This Old House Archives


September 2015


Fun Facts in Rug History

World-renowned appraiser Stephen Fletcher looks back at the history of American floor coverings

How to Mulch a Garden Bed

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows a homeowner how to properly mulch garden beds

How to Plant Palm Trees

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook heads to Miami to plant several varieties of palm...

How to Use a Hand Plane

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates the proper way to use hand planes

Wallpaper With a Twist

Interior designer Sarah Richardson is known for using traditional elements with unstodgy flair,...