25 Secret Sources

Our go—to list for the best historical bricks, custom windows, stained glass and more

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Workshop

 

Workshop

Ask This Old House

Repairing a cast-iron drainpipe; when not to save a tree; and more Q&A

Skill Building

Update your electrical outlets; install a wood mantel; and more lessons

Norm's Notebook

The secret to invisible wood repairs; tips on cutting a pass-through

Resource Directory

Find the products and services featured in this issue

Ask This Old House

Repairing a cast-iron drainpipe; when not to save a tree; and more Q&A

Skill Building

Update your electrical outlets; install a wood mantel; and more lessons

Norm's Notebook

The secret to invisible wood repairs; tips on cutting a pass-through

Resource Directory

Find the products and services featured in this issue

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Features

 

Features

Its Name Is Mud...or, More Precisely, Adobe

A 200-year-old rustic, slightly-out-of-whack adobe home in Santa Fe gets a sensitive restoration and update

Behind the Glass

Choosing the best windows for your home can be daunting. Learn from the [ITALIC "This Old House"] TV project what all the bells and whistles and sticker numbers really mean

Cast From the Past

No painted foam can match the hardness, crisp detail, and three-dimensional depth of real cast plaster. An exclusive step-by-step look at a centuries-old craft

25 Secret Sources

Looking for that perfect entry chandelier? A match for your original window molding? We give you our handpicked list of favorite sources where the in-the-know go to find that special something

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Departments

 

Departments

Bath Design

Lots of light and the use of natural materials bring the outdoors into a spacious master bath addition

Salvage

Warm up your hearth with an antique wood mantel

Home Tech

Six smart gifts to simplify your life

Paperwork

Ways your home can whittle down your income taxes; tips on organizing your home-improvement files

Toolbox

Nailsets: a finish-carpentry essential

How It Works

Carbon monoxide detectors

Upkeep

Installing a GFCI outlet is quick and inexpensive, and it could save your life

Save This Old House

An 1840s Italianate on the Ohio River offers rural living with city accessibility

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