A Tale of a Timber Frame

Nature is transformed into a handsome, useful structure



Twin Peaks

Refiguring the roof made a dowdy house twice as nice.By John Marchese


Where the Sidewalk Mends

How to repair a damaged concrete path and steps.By Nancy Lackman

By Design

Play Station

Versatility makes a desk work for both kids and parents.By Ryan Robbins


Digital Helping Hand

Hand-held computers and software simplify life on the job site.By James Ryan

Talking Shop

Finish Hammers

A blow-by-blow account of these nimble nailers.By Clayton DeKorne


Filing for Dollars

Finding tax breaks in your home.By Kerry Hannon and Amy R. Hughes


Quiet, Please

Building an English-style wood-paneled home library.By Max Alexander


Homeowners Handbook

Trimming Out a Window

Tom Silva's step-by-step instructions for one of his favorite jobs — installing window casings.By Scott Gibson

Master Sweet

At the show's Manchester project, the L-shaped master bedroom and bath grow by 50 percent.By Jefferson Kolle

Some Assembly Required

Building a new old house by updating and adding on to a reconstructed 1790 Cape.By Jonathan Binzen

The Night the Lights Went On in Georgia

Hidden fixtures subtly and charmingly illuminate this Atlanta house and landscape.By Jordan Reed

Out of the Woods: The Tale of a Timber Frame

A recording artist/builder constructs a work-and-play timber-frame barn in Vermont.By Joe Carter

Poster: Chisels

Whether used for chopping or paring, this tool has changed little in 10,000 years.By Ryan Robbins


On the Job

Heating the stairwell at the Manchester project house.

House Calls With Steve

A couple create their ideal kitchen in two stages.

Ask the Expert

Unsticking windows, reusing molding, and removing cork flooring.

Letter From This Old House

Even our master carpenter's house isn't quite finished.

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