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As the daughter of a carpenter and an English teacher, Jenn has been honing her love for woodworking and writing her entire life. After nearly a decade as a writer and producer for This Old House, she bought her first home in rural New England and launched her blog, Build Basic. Since then Jenn has also rejoined the This Old House family as the editor of House One, and now their in-house DIY Expert sharing easy woodworking and home improvement projects.

Jenn uses a section of an off-theshelf table leg to conceal the lamp cord.
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How to Build a Modern Tripod Lamp

House One editor and This Old House DIY expert Jenn Largesse shares how to build a sleek three-legged lamp from stock parts and basic tools.

Group of friends playing the Shishkaball Game
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How to Build a Shishkaball Ball-Drop Game

TOH's Team Saturday shows you how to entertain friends with a yard-size version of this ball-drop game, made from wire fencing and plant stakes.

Couples play a game of ladder golf
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How to Build a Ladder Golf Game Set

Entertain your guests with this game of wood rungs that catch golf ball bolas.

A nightstand in a bedroom.
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How to Build a DIY Nightstand

This Old House DIY expert and House One editor Jenn Largesse shares how to put together a sturdy bedside table using a simplified joinery technique.

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How to Build a DIY Deck Lounger

House One editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse shows how to build a weatherproof lounge chair from composite deck boards.

Group of friends playing Kubb game outside
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How to Make a Kubb Game Set 

With a little more than a 4x4 post and a bunch of dowels, learn how to make this classic Swedish lawn game.

How to Build a Grilling Station

Create extra storage and work surface from garden accessories and sheet metal.

Group of friends playing a pipe ball lawn game
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How to Build a Pipe Ball Lawn Game

Learn how to cut and connect drainpipe into a rack for a simple but challenging ball-toss lawn game.

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How to Build a Pergola

Bring shade and style to any backyard with a pergola kit. Here’s how to assemble it.

DIY Trough Shelves to Store Paint
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How to Build DIY Trough Shelves

A trough shelf is an excellent place to store extra paint cans and supplies in your garage or workshop. Want to build your own? Watch as House One editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to build a trough shelf.