Special Reader Issue


Ask This Old House

Can I fix wrought-iron rails? How best to paint shelves? Putty or silicone? You answer, and our experts weigh in

Norm's Notebook

Spray guns, table saws, and brad nailers: readers' tips, and advice from the TOH master carpenter


Find the products and services featured in this issue


Our Reader Remodel Contest Winners

The house had to be sawed in half, but Sharon and Jim Wade put it back together, and then some. Your choice for best whole-house makeover

One-Room Wonders

Your votes for best bedroom, basement, bathroom, and more

Home Numbers

Data from our highly unscientific reader survey of your home-related likes, dislikes, wishes, and dreams

On the Couch With This Old House

Your worst contractor nightmares, analyzed by our renovation shrinks

This Old House Saved!

By popular request: Save This Old House progress reports

Family Project

Take a spin in our hot-rod sandbox


Kitchen Design

Two smart shoppers show off their high-quality, low-cost redo


Got a collection gathering dust? Seven stylish options for displaying your stuff


How one reader created a lush garden—and found a new career

Around My House

And you thought your remodel went badly...


Make your own vintage-tile table, with help from our Salvage Challenge winner


Our readers' best penny-pinching tricks

Elements of a Style

Telling details of the Craftsman style—and new ways to get it


Creating a backyard pond


Creating a backyard pond

Save This Old House

A sturdy, 1866 Italianate—yours for $1


How-To Videos (p. 12)

Thisoldhouse.com Web Highlights

Create a Planter Using Ceiling Tiles more

Build a Toy Chest more

See all 250+ How-to Videos more

Your Videos

Take us on a tour of your remodel. more

Mail (p. 17)

Your Story Ideas

Many of your ideas made it in the June issue, but for those that didn't, here are a few past articles that may answer your queries

Fencing Lessons more

The Cleaner Cleanup more

Fall Inspection Checklist more

If These Walls Could Talk more

How to Design Small Baths So They Feel Roomier more

Filling Gaps In a Wide-Plank Wood Floor more

Look What You Found! (p. 19)

Weird Things Found While Renovating

The full list of all the wacky and wonderful things you've discovered more

Best Places to Buy Bloomers (p. 20)

Gardening Updates

Subscribe to our biweekly gardening newsletter more

Brush With Greatness (p. 22)

Reader Profile

Free stencils! Download templates for a few of Bopp's favorites more

Going Into Rehab (p. 24)

Good Deeds

Find a list of volunteer home-repair organizations, plus tips on starting your own more

Their Savings (p. 32)

Kitchen Design

See the remodels voted as your favorites[EMDASH]or show us yours more

Install a tile backsplash more

Ice Bats! Beer Steins! Salt-Glazed Pottery! (p. 35)

Your Luxuries

Show off your collections more

Built-in storage more

I Want to Create a Relaxing Retreat (p. 41)


See great garden makeovers[EMDASH]or show us your own more

The Day I Set the Porch on Fire (p. 47)

Around Your House

Is your remodel beating you up? Tell us about it more

Her Tile Work Rocks (p. 59)

Your Salvage

See a video of this step-by-step more

Show us your salvage project more

I Want to Be in the Cheapskate Hall of Fame (p. 57)

Your Paperwork

Share your penny-pinching tips more

21 Ways to Save On Your Remodel more

11 Ways to Save While You Splurge more

What Is a Craftsman House? (p. 61)

Your Elements of a Style

Learn more about American architecture more

We Wanted to Listen to the Water (p. 73)

Your Step-by-Step

What have you built? more

Reader Remodel Contest Winners (p. 80)

Meet the Wade Family

See the other remodels you thought were winners more

One-Room Wonders (p. 88)

More Reader Remodel Contest Winners

See more of your favorite bedroom remodels more

See more winning bathroom remodels more

See the other family rooms you liked best more

See which other outdoor spaces caught your eye more

On the Couch With This Old House (p. 94)

The doctors are in...

Cringe-Worthy! more

This Old House Saved (p. 99)


What Became of That 'Save This Old House': 2007-2008 more

What Became of That 'Save This Old House': 2006 more

Family Project: Building a Sandbox (p. 107 insert)

Fun Ideas for Kids and Adults

Watch a pro build it more

Get step-by-step instructions [XLINK {20168465} {more}]

Ask This Old House (p. 117)


Get pro repair advice e-mailed to your inbox every week more

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