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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.

Tom Silva builds a reclaimed wine rack.
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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.

A nightstand in a bedroom.
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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.

S20 E37, deck lounger
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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.

DIY Trough Shelves to Store Paint
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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.

DIY corner bench with storage
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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.

Cedar garden hose holder
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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.

A tropical room with white washed walls.
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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.

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How to Build a Mudroom Storage Cabinet with Cubbies

If your entryway is a catch-all for shoes, coats, and everything in between, you may want to consider building this free-standing storage cabinet that has cubbies and hooks. Watch the video and read the tutorial to learn how.

House One wall planter
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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 Hang a Hammock

Hammocks are great for unwinding, napping, read a book while lounging, and soaking up the sun. Here are a few easy steps for hanging a hammock.

Basement home gym
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Turn a Storage Room into a Modern Home Gym

It can be challenging to maintain a workout routine by leaving your house to go to a gym. Watch to learn how to turn a small, unused space in your home—like a basement storage room—into a sleek and functional home gym.

Mobile workbench tool organizer
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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.

Wooden birdhouse in a tree
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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
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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.
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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.

Jenn Largesse

This Old House DIY Expert & House One Editor

Fall 2021, Easy DIY, console cabinet, finished
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Removing baseboards
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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
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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
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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.

DIY embroidery hoop wreath
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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.