clock menu more-arrow no yes
Jennifer Largesse
House One

House One

House One by DIY Expert & Editor Jenn Largesse provides stylish step-by-step projects and ideas for your home. Whether you’re a new homeowner or a maker with years under your belt, Jenn shares everything from videos featuring building projects, tool tutorials, and easy home fixes to design advice and buying guides.

Fall 2021, Easy DIY, console cabinet, finished
Play

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.

Mobile workbench with clamp rack, finished
Play

How to Add a Clamp Rack to a Mobile Workbench

In the final part of this series, House One Editor and DIY Expert Jenn Largesse shows how to add a clamp rack to the Ultimate Mobile Workbench.

Mobile Workbench with Downdraft Sanding Station, finished
Play

How to Add a Sanding Station to a Workbench

In part five of this series, House One Editor and DIY Expert Jenn Largesse shows how to build a downdraft sanding station for the Ultimate Mobile Workbench.

Mobile Workbench with table saw, finished
Play

Build the Ultimate Mobile Workbench

In part one of this series, House One Editor and DIY Expert Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to build the foundation to this multifaceted mobile workbench.

Mobile Workbench with Drawers, finished
Play

How to Add Drawers to a Mobile Workbench

In part three of the series, House One Editor and DIY Expert Jenn Largesse shows how to build and add drawers to the Ultimate Mobile Workbench.

Mobile Workbench with Dust Collection, finished
Play

How to Add Dust Collection to a Mobile Workbench

In part four of this series, House One Editor and DIY Expert Jenn Largesse shows how to build a dust collector to her Ultimate Mobile Workbench.

Mobile workbench tool organizer
Play

Mobile Workbench with Tool Organizer

In part two of this mobile workbench series, House One Editor and DIY Expert Jenn Largesse shows how to add tool storage to the base.

Play

How to Build a Space-Saving 3-Tiered Planter

Using rot-resistant cedar lumber from the home center, This Old House DIY Expert and House One Editor Jenn Largesse shows how to build a space-saving tiered planter.

Air conditioner fence
Play

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.

DIY folding laptop table
Play

How to Make a Folding Laptop Table

Need a comfy place to work from your couch? DIY Expert & House One editor Jenn Largesse shows you how to build a custom laptop table that easily stores away when not in use.

Applying chalkboard paint to bare wood
Play

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.

Entryway organizer
Play

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.

Applying whitewash to wood.
Play

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.

Removing baseboards
Play

How to Remove Baseboards

Need to remove your existing baseboards? Follow these steps to easily remove them without damaging your wall or flooring.

7 Alternative Uses for Dental Floss

Dental floss is a household staple typically confined to the bathroom drawer next to your toothbrush, but here are a few other ways to put it to use.

DIY Scrap Wood Storage
Play

How to Build a DIY Scrap Wood Holder 

Need a place to store your scrap wood for future projects? This DIY scrap wood holder is perfect for your garage or workshop, so you can keep everything out of the way and organized for your next project.

Painting a bare wood desk
Play

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.

Fall themed reversible porch sign.
Play

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.

DIY embroidery hoop wreath
Play

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.

PVC pipe used as storage container.
Play

7 Everyday Uses for PVC Pipes

Do you have leftover PVC pipes from your latest plumbing job? House One editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse shares some helpful tips for what to do with PVC.

Cottage on the Cape, Idea House 2020, Garage
Play

How to Make Geometric Wood Wall Art 

House One’s Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to easily create a beautiful and unique piece of wooden art for under $40.

Applying wood stain
Play

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.

Jenn Largesse builds a porch swing bench
Play

How to Build a DIY Porch Swing

House One’s Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to build a very simple, but stylish porch swing.

Play

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.

Jenn Largesse upholsters a round storage ottoman.
Play

How to Upholster a Round Tufted Storage Ottoman (Part 2)

In part two of this project, House One’s Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to upholster a round tufted storage ottoman, without the need to sew.

Round tufted storage ottoman
Play

How to Make a No-Sew Round Tufted Storage Ottoman (Part 1)

House One’s Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to build a round tufted ottoman without having to sew. In part one of this project, Jenn builds the frame of the ottoman, secures the foam, and wraps all of the pieces in batting.

circular saw guides, House One
Play

How to Make Straight Cuts with a Circular Saw

Cutting a straight line through plywood with a circular saw seems easy enough, but it rarely comes out as straight as it feels while you’re making the cut. To get better results, here’s three easy ways to create a guide for your saw.

Play

3 Ways to Finish Plywood Edges

Watch these three easy ways to conceal plywood edges for more professional-looking results.

Cutting with a miter saw
Play

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.

Framed fabric print
Play

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.

Play

How to Build an Umbrella Stand Side Table

This Old House DIY Expert and House One Editor Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to make a simple outdoor side table that holds an umbrella and has a hideaway to keep drinks cool.

Drywall screws
Play

10 Uses for Drywall Screws

The toothy threads and trumpet-shaped heads of drywall screws make them a tempting choice for many tasks. Watch as DIY Expert and House One Editor Jenn Largesse shares some smart uses for drywall screws.