Wood Patio Furniture, Outdoor

How to Care for Wood Patio Furniture

Even though outdoor furniture is typically made of resilient hardwoods or naturally rot-resistant softwoods, it’s not immune to the elements. Here’s how to keep your deck or patio set in top form
Samsung Bespoke Smart Gas Range Oven in stainless steel and Samsung Smart Double Wall Oven in black stainless steel against a grey graph paper background. Lead image for best oven guide

5 Best Ovens (2023 Guide)

On the hunt for a new oven? We’ve reviewed the best ovens for every budget, household, and taste profile, plus answered common shopper questions.

How to Weatherstrip a Wood Door

Enhancing the energy efficiency of an old, drafty door with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva
Host Kevin OConner hugs a volunteer in Team Rubicon.

Stream 'Team Rubicon' May 25 Free on The Roku Channel

This Old House’s Kevin O’Connor hosts Team Rubicon, a new Roku Original series shedding light on the extraordinary work based on the veteran-led humanitarian that serves global communities before, during, and after disasters strike.

Roku Announces All New Roku Original Series, "Team Rubicon" — The Story Behind the Veteran-Led Organization Aiding Disaster Survivors — to Air May 25

From the Producers of This Old House, Team Rubicon Will Feature Host Kevin O’Connor Following Volunteers and Survivors in Disaster Zones, Exclusively on The Roku Channel.
S44 E22, Kevin O'Connor assists Mark McCullough with the foundation

S44 E22: First Things First

HVAC ducts are hidden in the gambrel. A cinderblock enclosure is covered to mimic the old stone foundation. Damage to an original gunstock post is repaired. New clapboards are weaved into the old.
S21 E22, Tom Silva and Kevin O'Connor build a set of cornhole boards

S21 E22: Cold Water Bathtub, Cornhole

Richard installs a reserve tank to fill a bathtub with hot water; Mauro shares his tips for paint project clean-up; Tom and Kevin build a set of cornhole boards; The cast have a cornhole tournament.

How to Build a Potting Bench

This handy piece of outdoor furniture will serve as headquarters for your gardening gear.
Justin Mabie wearing sunglasses.

Justin Mabie

Justin Mabie of Call Me Mabie fell into the maker community solely by chance when a tool company hired him as a videographer.

Best New Grills Shopping Guide

Get set for grilling season! Whether you’re looking to upgrade, or it’s your first summer in charge of the spatula, here are a variety of options for every type of fuel
Repoint a Brick Fireplace

How to Repoint a Brick Fireplace

Unsightly cracked and crumbling mortar can be fixed in minutes with a few simple tools. Read on the see how you can quickly repoint a brick fireplace.
S44 E21, Heath Eastman installs lighting

S44 E21: Exposing Problems

The roof is insulated from the outside. Framing presents a challenge for running pipes. A lighting solution for the new ell is devised, and a lesson is given on how to properly waterproof a roof.
S44 E20, Tom Silva on the job site

S44 E20: Rebuilding Centuries

The old ell has been reassembled, and the new fireplace is constructed. A steel beam is craned into place to carry the weight of the roof in the new ell. The homeowner shops for a kitchen countertop.
Best gas grill guide cover image, featuring a stainless-steel propane grill on a sunny brick patio.

6 Best Gas Grills (2023 Guide)

Find the best gas grill for your outdoor kitchen with our buying guide to today's top-rated propane and natural gas grills.
Cristiana Felgueiras, This Old House Maker

Cristiana Felgueiras

Watch Cristiana Felgueiras, a multidisciplinary artist who inspires others and revels in the learning curve, on the Makers Channel.
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6 Best LED Grow Lights (2023 Guide)

Having the right equipment to grow indoor plants is a big investment. In this review, we explore the best LED grow lights on the market.
Reline a Chimney Flue

How to Reline a Chimney Flue

Follow these steps to renovate an old, unsafe chimney with an easy-to-install stainless steel liner.
Building a Custom Fireplace Mantel

How to Build a Custom Fireplace Mantel

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner build a custom fireplace mantel.
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6 Best Outdoor Ceiling Fans (2023 Guide)

Outdoor ceiling fans allow for air circulation. In this review, our team evaluates the best outdoor ceiling fans on today’s market.
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Best Water Softeners (2023 Guide)

Water softeners are filtration systems that remove hard minerals from your water. In this review, we evaluate the best water softeners.

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

One bad apple can literally spark a fruit fly infestation in your kitchen. Check out our guide on how to get rid of fruit flies quickly and confidently.
Olsa Tools Socket Holders and ARES Magnetic Socket Organizer Set isolated on a yellow grid paper background

5 Best Socket Organizers (2023 Guide)

Instead of throwing your sockets into drawers, use an organizer to keep them in one convenient location. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best socket organizers on Amazon.
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5 Best Wall Ovens (2023 Guide)

Installing a wall oven is a cost-effective way to save kitchen space and curate a distinct design. We rounded up the top five wall ovens available.
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6 Best Socket Sets (2023 Guide)

A socket set gives you a wide variety of tools to choose from when you’re working on home improvement projects. If you’re a DIYer who fastens a lot of nuts and bolts for home improvement projects, read our guide to the best socket sets.
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6 Best Sprinklers (2023 Guide)

If you’re looking to keep your grass hydrated and healthy during the dry season, read our review to learn about today's best sprinklers.