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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 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

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