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Pressure-Treated Wood Alert

Information on the phasing out of arsenic preservatives.By Curtis Rist


Now You See It, Now You Don't

Flat-screen TVs can disappear when the show is over.By Dan DiClerico


Harvesting the Rain

Rainwater collection provides alternative water sources.By Jeannie Ralston

By Design

Porch Swing

Relax on a bench that moves with the breeze.By Larry Stevens


Post Haste

TOH host Steve Thomas replaces a damaged mailbox.By Jordan Reed

Talking Shop

Making the Cut

How to choose the right circular saw and use it safely.By Clayton DeKorne


Homeowners Handbook

Installing a Lockset

With This Old House master carpenter Norm Abram.By Scott Gibson

Welcome to the Neighborhood

A sneak peek at the new fall TV project.By Jefferson Kolle

Return to Splendor

The TV crew wraps up the Manchester project, bringing back an 1883 masterpiece.By Bruce Irving

Vinyl Siding

Love it or hate it, plastic is here to stay.By Mark Feirer

New Waves in Pool Design

Turn that ordinary backyard rectangle into something special.By Jordan Reed and Amy R. Hughes

American Gothic

A Wisconsin couple's renovation brings long-lost details back to their 1845 house.By Carrie Loranger Gaska

Suburban Renewal

After a fire, a couple rebuild their classic 1950s house.By Scott Gummer

Great Gazebos

Custom designed or built from a kit, a backyard pavilion is a perfect place to unwind.By Stephen Whitlock


On the Job

How Tom Silva makes sure decorative exterior elements will last

House Calls With Steve

An updated 1930s kitchen keeps its vintage charm

Ask Norm

Find soot sources, stiffen beams, and reuse vinyl windows

Letter from This Old House

Roger Cook learns lessons from the other show guys

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