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Tom Silva builds a reclaimed wine rack.

How to Build a Reclaimed Wine Rack

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor build a wine rack out of a reclaimed beam.

DIY Trough Shelves to Store Paint

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.

A tropical room with white washed walls.

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.

House One wall planter

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.

Wooden birdhouse in a tree

How to Build a Birdhouse

Building a birdhouse is a simple woodworking project you can do with young children over a weekend. Watch this video and follow these steps for building an easy birdhouse with scrap wood.

Build a DIY firewood storage bench

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.

Fall themed reversible porch sign.

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.

Fall 2021, Easy DIY, console cabinet, finished

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.

Removing baseboards

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 a Small Bookcase with Moldings

Assemble a custom storage piece with plywood and moldings, or select a ready-made option.

Cutting with a miter saw

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 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.

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.

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.

Geometric-pattern accent wall.

How to Paint a Geometric Accent Wall

This Old House DIY Expert & House One editor Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to prep and paint an accent wall with three colors arranged in a geometric pattern.


How to Build a Shoe Dresser

Learn how to build a shoe dresser with This Old House DIY Expert & House One Editor, Jenn Largesse.

Adirondack chair

How to Stain an Adirondack Chair

How to properly stain an Adirondack chair with This Old House DIY Expert & House One Editor Jenn Largesse.

DIY bathroom organizer

How to Build a Bathroom Organizer

Build a free-standing bathroom organizer complete with tilt-out hamper with This Old House DIY Expert & House One editor, Jenn Largesse.

How to Build a Three-Tiered Bath Stand

This freestanding bathroom cabinet features open shelving, allowing you to keep an eye on supplies and fulfill as needed, or display washroom decor. Read on to get the free plans, cut list and instructions for this project.

solar lantern

How to Make a DIY Solar Lantern

A solar lantern is the perfect way to add a little ambiance without the hassle of expensive hard-wired lighting. Follow these directions to learn how to make your own DIY solar lantern for less than $15.


How to Upcycle a Headboard

Update a headboard with a color and added storage.


How to Makeover a Rattan Chair

How to update a rattan chair with spray paint.

DIY pet house

How to Build a DIY Pet House

Build your dog or cat a stylish home using a half sheet of plywood. Download these plans and watch the video for instructions on how to build it.

Mounted magazine rack

Build a DIY Magazine Rack

A DIY wall magazine rack is the perfect place to store and display your favorite magazines. The clear front and slim design is also perfect for displaying photos, records, and other artwork. Watch this video for instructions on how to build a magazine rack for your home.

How to Roll on a Painted Pattern

The base of a bookcase is the perfect place for a pop of color or pattern

How to Clean a Microfiber Sofa or Chair

Microfiber is becoming an increasingly more popular furniture option these days. The synthetic but soft fabric is made from thin fibers that can make a couch or chair look like suede or leather, but costs far less than those materials. How do you keep it looking new? Read on for our microfiber cleaning tips.


How to Build a Storage Chest

Join oak lumber with wood dowels to create a modern take on Shaker-style storage.

How to Build a Wood Hamper

Ditch the tacky plastic bin for a more grown-up laundry container

How to Hang a Hammock

Tips on how to choose and install a little shaded relaxation