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Touring Abraham Lincoln’s House

Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert visits Abraham Lincoln’s house in Springfield, IL.

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How to Use a Mobile CNC Router

Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert demonstrates a mobile CNC routing machine.

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How to Refinish Worn Out Stair Treads

In this edition of DIY Smarts, Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert demonstrates how to refinish stair treads.

How to Update a Flat Panel Hollow Core Door

Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert upgrades a standard, flat panel hollow core door to look more modern

How to Work with a Contractor

Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and HVAC expert Richard Trethewey, mason Mark McCullough, and carpenter Nathan Gilbert discuss the ways homeowners and contractors should communicate to set appropriate expectations for home improvement projects

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How to Hang a Sliding Barn Door

In this DIY Smarts project, Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert travels to Birmingham, Alabama to install a sliding barn door in an open-concept loft apartment.

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How to Remove a Burn Mark from a Hardwood Floor

Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert travels to Portland, Oregon to repair an original wood floor that was burned by a face-down hot iron.

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How and When to Use a Japanese Pull Saw

Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert explains when and how to use a Japanese pull saw

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How to Build Sawhorses with Scrap Lumber

Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert demonstrates how to build sawhorses using leftover materials from the job site