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How to Install a Lamppost

See your way to a safer terrain with this step-by-step guide to installing a lamppost.

American House Styles

Take a stroll through the history of American houses, from the colonial era to the modern age.

How to Build a Bookcase

Make a DIY bookcase to that is strong, fits your space, and makes for a beautiful display in your home.

How to Install Glass Fireplace Doors

Retrofit your wood-burning fireplace with safer glass fireplace doors.

How to Research the History of Your House

Every old house has a story to tell. Find out when your home was built, who lived there, and how they changed it.

12 Upkeep Ideas to Add Curb Appeal

Turn your home into the belle of the block with these dozen exterior fixes—best done while the temperatures are warm

Traditional Holiday Decorating Ideas

The editors at This Old House helped make Blair House, the presidential guest house in Washington, D.C., festive for Christmas. Check out the clever, low-cost ideas they used to create a holiday with a little history

The Beauty of Antique Tools

Classic hand tools can be collectible, sure—but don't relegate them to the display shelf just yet. Hit the country's largest antiques market with TOH master carpenter Norm Abram


How to Build a Miniature Golf Course

Bring the family together building the green and then playing on it with this project that both kids and adults can enjoy


How to Build a Raised Vegetable Garden

If you have a kid who loves helping out in the garden but you're always brushing the dirt off their knees, a raised bed may be the perfect addition to your landscape