100% Reader-Created Issue


Animal House

Readers share TOH-inspired pet projects; a high-class doghouse needs a new home

Salvage Style

Learn how to frame your photos in an old window with a reader-inspired step-by-step

Build With Tom Silva

The TOH TV general contractor helps a reader make a tool storage bench

Weekend Remodel

A how-to for building a wraparound tree bench is just what one reader ordered

Ask TOH: Q + A

Protect your yard from dig-happy dogs; fix stripped screw holes; and more

Ask TOH: Step-by-Step

Plant an evergreen privacy hedge

Ask TOH: Tool Test

Table saws


Meet the [DOLLAR]5,000 Winners

Original blueprints in hand, a couple meticulously restored their 1940 Cape's charm

One-Room Wonders

Whether it was a kitchen or a shed, the redos of these five [DOLLAR]1,000 winners hit the mark

Moxie Awards

Seven reader projects that'll fire up your DIY derring-do

Budget Redo

A woodworking dad made laundry space into a kid-friendly mudroom

Cheapskate Hall of Fame

Eight readers whose savvy solutions saved them a bundle

28 Reader Tips That Save Time and Money

Put these ingenious ideas to work at your place

Before + After: Kitchen

A clever couple's small, gloomy kitchen became a roomy, low-care cookery


Letter from This Old House

Feeling a bit sluggish?


Your feedback, questions, and comments

Home News

A 2010 Best Old-House Neighborhood

Home Solutions

Creative new uses for a door, table, shutter, and wheelbarrow; make perfect copies of prized plaster pieces; 10 uses for empty yogurt containers; and more


A homeowner transformed a dip in his weedy yard into the pond paradise he always wanted

Paint Ideas

A new mom turned nursery walls into a colorful world where elephants ask the questions

Letter to my house

In restoring his 1714 Colonial, a contemplative reader found an unexpected source of wisdom

Get This Look

Give an outdoor room an exotic atmosphere

Price Wise

Gas grills

Photoshop Redo

A bluestone patio and flowery palette turn a reader's bland backyard into a place where parties can blossom

All About

Retaining walls

Save This Old House

A historic schoolhouse in De Soto, Missouri



See all Reader Remodel Contest entries
See whole-house before-and-afters
See readers' kitchen remodels
See readers' bath remodels


Letter from This Old House

Email the Editor



Email This Old House


Home News

See all 51 Best Old-House Neighborhoods


Home Solutions

More 10 uses:
Find more plant marker ideas
Visit thisoldhouse.com/tips to share your home tips


Budget Redo

• See 12 more budget redos



See a gallery of Best Reader Yard & Garden Makeovers


Paint Ideas

More pictures of painted pachyderms and favorite elephant jokes
See a gallery of the Best Kid's Bedroom Before & Afters
Look at more readers' paint projects


Cheapskate Hall of Fame

See more money-saving reader tips


Animal House

See an expanded gallery of readers' pet projects


Salvage Style

See other reader salvage projects


Build With Tom Silva

Get the cut list for the tool bench
More tool storage ideas:
Make a bench-top tool rack
Tips for dust-free tool storage
Turn a salvaged cornice into a garden-tool holder
Build a garden tool shed
Buying guide for garden tool sheds


Weekend Remodel: Tree Bench

Watch a step-by-step video of TOH technical editor Mark Powers building the tree bench


Meet the [DOLLAR]5,000 Winners

COMING SOON! Take a video tour
Take a video tour to see more of the winning Reader Remodel
See a gallery of the Best Whole-House Before & Afters


One-Room Wonders: The [DOLLAR]1,000 Winners

Take a video tour of the winning projects:
kitchen redo
bath redo
exterior paint makeover
shed redo
basement redo
See a gallery of the 2010 Best:
Whole-House Before & Afters
Kitchen Before & Afters
Bath Before & Afters
Curb Appeal Before & Afters
Bedroom Before & Afters
Family Room Before & Afters
Yard Before & Afters


Reader Tips That Save Time & Money

See more great DIY tips from readers


All About: Retaining Walls

Watch TOH landscape contractor Roger Cook build retaining walls out of:
concrete blocks


Ask This Old House

Check out a gallery of great evergreens for privacy screens with sizes and zones
See more examples and specs for table saws
Submit your questions


Save This Old House

• Know about a gem worth saving? Tell us about it

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TV Listings

Find TV listings for This Old House and Ask This Old House in your area.