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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.

Fall 2021, Easy DIY, console cabinet, finished
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How to Build a Console Cabinet

Using pocket-hole joinery and plywood from the home center, This Old House DIY expert Jenn Largesse shares the steps she used to turn a complex build into an easy assembly.

Mobile workbench with clamp rack, finished
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How to Add a Clamp Rack to a Mobile Workbench

In the final part of this series, House One Editor and DIY Expert Jenn Largesse shows how to add a clamp rack to the Ultimate Mobile Workbench.

Mobile Workbench with Downdraft Sanding Station, finished
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How to Add a Sanding Station to a Workbench

In part five of this series, House One Editor and DIY Expert Jenn Largesse shows how to build a downdraft sanding station for the Ultimate Mobile Workbench.

Mobile Workbench with table saw, finished
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Build the Ultimate Mobile Workbench

In part one of this series, House One Editor and DIY Expert Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to build the foundation to this multifaceted mobile workbench.

Mobile Workbench with Drawers, finished
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How to Add Drawers to a Mobile Workbench

In part three of the series, House One Editor and DIY Expert Jenn Largesse shows how to build and add drawers to the Ultimate Mobile Workbench.

Mobile Workbench with Dust Collection, finished
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How to Add Dust Collection to a Mobile Workbench

In part four of this series, House One Editor and DIY Expert Jenn Largesse shows how to build a dust collector to her Ultimate Mobile Workbench.

Mobile workbench tool organizer
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Mobile Workbench with Tool Organizer

In part two of this mobile workbench series, House One Editor and DIY Expert Jenn Largesse shows how to add tool storage to the base.

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How to Build a Space-Saving 3-Tiered Planter

Using rot-resistant cedar lumber from the home center, This Old House DIY Expert and House One Editor Jenn Largesse shows how to build a space-saving tiered planter.

Air conditioner fence
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How to Build an Outdoor Air Conditioner Cover

Air conditioning is nice to have, but the look of the clunky unit outdoors can be unsightly. Watch as Jenn Largesse, DIY Expert and House One Editor, creates a wooden cover for her air conditioning unit.

DIY folding laptop table
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How to Make a Folding Laptop Table

Need a comfy place to work from your couch? DIY Expert & House One editor Jenn Largesse shows you how to build a custom laptop table that easily stores away when not in use.