House One How To & DIY
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.
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.
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.
How to Build a Pergola
Bring shade and style to any backyard with a pergola kit. Here’s how to assemble it.
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.
How to Build a Corner Bench
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.
How to Build a Cedar Garden Hose Holder
Watch as House One editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse shares how to build a convenient hose hideaway with a built-in reel.
Build a DIY Wood Plank Wall Planter
For this House One project, editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to make a wall-hung planter using vinyl plank flooring and a piece of plywood. Watch the video and read the tutorial for the complete project details.
How to Build a Firewood Storage Bench
House One editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse shares how to build a sturdy cedar seat that keeps firewood close.
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.
How to Apply Chalkboard Paint
Whether you’re creating an actual chalkboard or just enjoy a dark matte finish, here’s what you need to know to apply chalkboard paint.
How to Whitewash Wood
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.
How to Remove Baseboards
Need to remove your existing baseboards? Follow these steps to easily remove them without damaging your wall or flooring.
How to Build an Entryway Organizer
Using stock lumber, glue, and fasteners, This Old House DIY Expert & House One Editor Jenn Largesse explains how to build a handy organizer for your entryway.
How to Paint Bare Wood
Want to save time and money when painting wood? House One’s Jenn Largesse shares her process for getting the best results when painting bare wood.
How to Make a Reversible Porch Sign
Create this tall, double-sided word sign for your porch that can be decorated and flipped depending on the season, giving you one less item to store in your seasonal décor.
How to Make an Embroidery Hoop Wreath
Embellishing an embroidery hoop is an easy and inexpensive way to create a modern and beautiful wreath for just a few dollars. Watch this tutorial from House One’s Jenn Largesse to learn how to make your own hoop wreath.
How to Stain Wood
Adding a wood stain can give your project the warm finish you’re looking for. However, it’s important to follow the right steps for applying stain to unfinished wood. Watch this video and follow the guide to learn about the best wood-staining technique.
How to Build a DIY Porch Swing
House One’s Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to build a very simple, but stylish porch swing.
How to Hang a Curtain Rod
Want to add some color to your windows, or do you need curtains to help darken a room? DIY Expert and House One Editor Jenn Largesse demonstrates the best (and easiest) way to hang a curtain rod.
3 Ways to Finish Plywood Edges
Watch these three easy ways to conceal plywood edges for more professional-looking results.
3 Ways to Make Multiple Cuts with a Miter Saw
Watch House One editor Jenn Largesse demonstrate three easy ways to make multiple cuts using a miter saw.
How to Build a Wall-Sized Frame for a Fabric Print
Do you love the look of wall murals, but are too hesitant to commit to the permanence of paint or wallpaper? This project will give you the look of a mural, without the commitment.
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.
How to Build a Leaning Ladder Bookcase
Looking to add an element of design to your living room or entryway? A leaning ladder bookcase can easily be built for a third of the price you’d pay to buy one at the store. Follow these easy steps to learn how to DIY a ladder shelf.
How to Get a Sparkling Clean Microwave
It’s super easy to clean this gadget, no matter the level the filth. Follow these easy directions for getting your microwave sparkling clean.
Easy Fixes for Pesky Home Problems
Whether you occupy a historic building or reside in a brand new structure, your home is bound to challenge you with pesky maintenance and cosmetic issues. Much of these homeowner ailments are quick and easy to repair, as long as you do a little research first.
All About Christmas Tree Maintenance
You don’t need to have a green thumb to keep your Christmas tree alive, but there are a few tricks that may help make it last all season-long.
How to Paint a Mandala on a Deck
Mandala designs have increasingly been on the rise in the Western world for a few years now. They’re everywhere: on apparel, linens, in adult coloring books, and are especially popular as tattoo designs
How to Clean Paint Off Any Surface
In some cases, paint stains may seem to be a permanent problem, but fear not—small splatters and large coatings are easier to remove than you’d think! From sanding to scraping to specialty products, there are many methods to try if your first attempt at cleaning old paint is unsuccessful.
How to Build a Mobile Bicycle Rack (For Kids)
Need a place to store your children’s bicycles, without having to put holes or hooks into the wall? Watch this video and read our guide to building an easy DIY kids bike rack.
It’s Time to Wash Your Pillows
Cleaning pillows at home is quite easy; it’s basically like doing a standard load of laundry, just make sure to wash two at a time to keep the machine balanced. The following instructions for how to wash your pillows are for washing natural fiber (down) or synthetic pillows.
Deep Clean Your Dishwasher the Easy Way
Your dishwasher is likely one of the most used appliances in your home, but when it comes to maintenance, many people neglect it. Read these steps for how to deep clean your dishwasher.