This Old House Archives

August 2016


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How to Build a Tree House

Kevin O’Connor and Tom Silva build a great backyard treehouse using special hardware that will...

How to Install Decking

On a new front porch, Tom Silva shows Kevin O'Connor how to install mahogany decking with hidden...

How to Work with Concrete

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook explains masonry materials and then shows how to...


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Prep Your Yard for Fall

Cooler temperatures and abundant rainfall are an invitation to tend to what’s green and growing....

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Tips with Tommy

Valuable tips from This Old House general contractor Tom Silva 


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Understanding Solar Power

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey explains the complexities of today’s...