House One How To & DIY
Learn how to build upper kitchen cabinets that sit on top of existing stop cabinets to extend them to the ceiling.
This Old House DIY expert Jenn Largesse shares how to build this handsome three-seater outdoor sofa from 2×4 boards.
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.
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.
House One editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse shows how to build a weatherproof lounge chair from composite deck boards.
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.
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.
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.
House One editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse shares how to build a sturdy cedar seat that keeps firewood close.
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.
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.
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.
Need to remove your existing baseboards? Follow these steps to easily remove them without damaging your wall or flooring.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
House One’s Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to build a very simple, but stylish porch swing.
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.
Watch these three easy ways to conceal plywood edges for more professional-looking results.
Watch House One editor Jenn Largesse demonstrate three easy ways to make multiple cuts using a miter saw.
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.
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.
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.
It’s super easy to clean this gadget, no matter the level the filth. Follow these easy directions for getting your microwave sparkling clean.
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.
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.
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
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.