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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


How to Build a Water Rocket

Blast into space using PVC piping in this project that adults and kids can complete together.

Building a Prefab House

In its upcoming season, This Old House TV uses innovative modular building techniques to construct a new house with historic charm

Small, Smart Upgrades for a Small Space

TOH editors learn the hard way—by renovating our own homes. Here, multimedia editor Alex Bandon redoes her garden apartment, one affordable DIY project at a time

A Bittersweet Return: Getting Started in New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina

The first day of filming for the New Orleans project produced a range of emotions

New Orleans Rebuilds: After

How one TOH TV homeowner enlarged her cottage to accommodate life's changes without sacrificing its small-house charm


How to Build Stilts

Walk a little taller after assembling these fun playtime accessories

New Orleans Rebuilds: Before

TOH TV heads to the Lower Ninth Ward to help renovate an 1892 Italianate-style shotgun house

Decorative Painting Techniques: Strie

Strie mimics centuries-old painted woodwork

Decorative Painting Techniques: Two-Tone Patina

Two-tone patina gives a smooth wall the appearance of textured plaster