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9 Problem-Solving Home Improvement Products to Try
Check out these cool home upgrades and problem-solving product picks.
Build It | Cooler Bench
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor build an outdoor bench that doubles as a cooler using cedar and copper.
All About the Lie-Nielsen No. 102 Low-Angle Block Plane
The No. 102 low-angle block plane has a permanent place in Tom Silva’s tool belt. Here’s why.
Norm’s Tricks of the Trade: Wood Cuts for Flooring
Is it advisable to mix flatsawn and quartersawn pieces? Master carpenter, Norm Abram has answers.
9 Must-Haves to Spruce Up Your Home for Spring
Take advantage of the longer, warmer days to spruce up, indoors and out.
Build It | Modern Platform Bench
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor use strips of hardwood decking to create a slatted bench inspired by an iconic mid-century furniture design. Get the full plans and instructions to build your own George Nelson-inspired modern slatted bench.
The Ultimate Tool for Paint: 17-in-1 Painter’s Tool
In this latest version, the classic knife blade tackles more tasks than ever—and the handle gets put to use, too.
Low-Maintenance Exterior Material Options for Your Home
They may cost more up front, but these low-maintenance materials save later on frequent repainting and replacement—without skimping on curb appeal.
How to Choose the Right Grout for Any Tile Job
All grout formulas fall into just two basic categories: traditional cement-based ones or newer resin-based types. Use this guide to help you decide which type is the best for your project, your budget, and your skills.