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.
House One editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse shows how to build a weatherproof lounge chair from composite deck boards.
Learn how to cut and connect drainpipe into a rack for a simple but challenging ball-toss lawn game.
Bring shade and style to any backyard with a pergola kit. Here’s how to assemble it.
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.
House One editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse installs a low-maintenance fence around her yard to bring it up to code.
House One editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse takes her backyard project to new heights with a container pool installation.
Do you have an awkward space near your staircase or entryway that could use some storage? Watch as House One editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse builds a simple corner bench with storage near her stairs.
Watch as House One editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse shares how to build a convenient hose hideaway with a built-in reel.
Whether you’re revamping an old piece of furniture or treating bare wood, a whitewash finish is the perfect way to lighten the look while still maintaining a hint of the wood grain.